A truly fantastic Bond theme for the new generation of James Bond fans, and the first male vocalist since 1987s The Living Daylights by A-Ha!
Avoiding such dire attempts at modern, funky and synth tunes from the Pierce Brosnan era with songs from Garbage and Madonna to name a few, Chris Cornell gives us a raw edge, much like Daniel Craig's portrayal of 007 in the new movie Casino Royale, which this is the title song.
The lyrics stick with you over a memorable chorus (unlike the Brosnan ones) which is something not heard since the Roger Moore tunes of the 1980s. The orchestral score is rousing and pure Bond, if you know your stuff anyway, and David Arnold lends a hand to keep it modern and pulse-pounding, again, much like this newer take in Casino Royale for Bond.
All in all, a great start for Daniel Craig and a rocking debut for him to take over the box-office with. Buy this song, and add it to your favourites with the previous Bond themes.