GoldenEye (song)

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"GoldenEye"
Single by Tina Turner
from the album GoldenEye soundtrack and Wildest Dreams
Released November 7, 1995
Format Cassette, CD single
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop rock, R&B
Length 4:41
Label Parlophone (UK), Virgin (US)
Writer(s) Bono and The Edge
Producer(s) Nellee Hooper
Tina Turner singles chronology
"Proud Mary"
(1993)
"GoldenEye"
(1995)
"Whatever You Want"
(1996)
James Bond theme chronology
"Licence to Kill"
(1989)
"GoldenEye"
(1995)
"Tomorrow Never Dies"
(1997)

"GoldenEye" is a song performed by Tina Turner, and the eponymous theme song for the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye. The song was written specially for Turner by Bono and The Edge of U2 when they learned that she had been invited to sing the theme to the upcoming Bond movie, and the track was produced and mixed by British producer/remixer/composer Nellee Hooper, best known for his work with Massive Attack, Madonna, U2 and Björk. The GoldenEye theme became one of the highest-charting hit singles of Turner's career, reaching #10 on the UK Singles Chart and a Top 5 hit in most other European countries.[1][2]

"GoldenEye" was first released on the original motion picture soundtrack and the following year it was included on Turner's album Wildest Dreams. The song has been covered by Nicole Scherzinger for the 2010 GoldenEye 007 video game.[3]

Versions and remixes[edit]

  • Soundtrack album version/Wildest Dreams album version (U.S.) – 4:43
  • Single edit/Wildest Dreams album version (Europe) – 3:31
  • A/C Mix – 4:02
  • Urban A/C Mix by Dave Hall – 4:58
  • Club Edit by David Morales – 4:02
  • Morales Club Mix – 10:00
  • Morales 007 Dub – 9:37
  • Morales Dub of Bond – 5:36
  • Video edit – 3:20

Samples and covers[edit]

  • In 1999, French rapper Kohndo has sampled parts of the instrumentals in his song "Survivre".
  • In 2008, Lil Mass, another French rapper, sampled it in the song "Beatdown".
    • The song appeared in an episode of MTV series Human Giant and again in the 2010 film Beatdown.
  • American singer Nicole Scherzinger, former lead singer of pop group Pussycat Dolls, covered the single for the 2010 remake of the video game Goldeneye 007. The song plays during the game's introduction.
  • Finnish alternative rock band End of You covered the song for their 2008 album Mimesis.
  • Prominent DJ David Morales has performed a club remix of the song, while record producer Dave Hall has provided a more urban flavour on his remix, both versions were included on the European four-track CD single.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 99
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 6
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[8] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 3
France (SNEP)[10] 3
Germany (Media Control Charts)[11] 8
Ireland (IRMA) 15
Italy (FIMI)[12] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 15
Norway (VG-lista)[14] 9
Poland (Polish Airplay Top 20)[15] 2
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[16] 12
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 10
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 22
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[21] 89

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records Limited
  2. ^ MI6: GoldenEye (1995): James Bond 007 mi6.hq.com. Retrieved 11 December 2011
  3. ^ GoldenEye 007 Video Game: Behind the Music with Nicole Scherzinger HD Game Trailers.com. Retrieved 11 December 2011
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  5. ^ "Tina Turner – Goldeneye – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – Goldeneye" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tina Turner – Goldeneye" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" European Hot 100 for Tina Turner.
  9. ^ "Tina Turner: Goldeneye" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tina Turner – Goldeneye" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye". VG-lista.
  15. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 20.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye" Canciones Top 50.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tina Turner – Goldeneye". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Tina Turner – Goldeneye – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Tina Turner" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Tina Turner.
  21. ^ "Tina Turner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Tina Turner.

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