You Only Live Once

The film composer John Barry passed away yesterday at the age of 77. He’s best known for his work on numerous Bond films but he also won Oscars for Born Free, the Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. All but one of the songs below comes from a Bond film, with four of them bearing the title of the movie from which they are taken. We Have All the Time in the World originally appeared in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, while All Time High was seen as a more suitable choice of title than Octopussy. My favourite piece of music written by Barry, however, was his main theme for Midnight Cowboy. Despite the title of the opening number, it seems, after all, that you only live once

You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra cover) – The Postmarks

The Man With The Golden Gun (Lulu cover) – Emiliana Torrini

We Have All The Time In The World (Louis Armstrong cover) – My Bloody Valentine

All Time High (Rita Coolidge cover) – Jarvis Cocker & David Arnold

Diamonds Are Forever (Shirley Bassey cover) – Arctic Monkeys

Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey cover) – Santo & Johnny

Midnight Cowboy (John Barry cover) – Faith No More

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