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Duran Duran: Our Bond Theme Song Is Better than Sam Smith’s

Zoe McConnell

Frontman Simon Le Bon says a good 007 theme ‘needs something exciting.’

Simon Le Bon's not too impressed with Sam Smith's theme for Spectre, "Writing's on the Wall."

For Le Bon, the song, which shot to No. 1 and earned Smith a Guinness World Record, doesn't top Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill," the theme to the 1985 Roger Moore film of the same name.

"I caught a little bit of [Smith's song], it's not my favorite - I prefer ours," Le Bon told Gigwise. "But he's Sam Smith, he's got a beautiful voice and I'm a big fan of him. I support him and what he stands for."

When asked what's needed to make a killer 007 track, Le Bon replied, "I always think it needs something exciting, something surprising, something that shocks you a little bit. Whether it's a chord change, a rhythmic shift or even a lyrical twist - a surprise is always a good thing."

Le Bon, who with his bandmates recently spoke with Out about Duran Duran's latest album, Paper Gods, also told carped that modern music had lost some of its edge, but praised its increased diversity and cited Tame Impala, FKA Twigs, and Charli XCX as some acts he's excited about.

So is it a matter of taste, New Wave vs. Soulful Pop? Or is one track truly superior.

[h/t NME]

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