I Wish I Was James Bond

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"I Wish I Was James Bond"
Single by Scouting for Girls
from the album Scouting for Girls
Released United Kingdom 3 November 2008
Format CD
Digital Download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock
Label Epic Records
Writer(s) Roy Stride
Scouting for Girls singles chronology
"It's Not About You"
"I Wish I Was James Bond"
"Keep On Walking"

"I Wish I Was James Bond" was the fifth single from Scouting for Girls' debut album, Scouting for Girls. It is the tenth track on the album, and on the album version it is followed by a hidden track called "Michaela Strachan You Broke My Heart (When I Was 12)". The single peaked at #40 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is about the spy James Bond from Ian Fleming's books and the James Bond movies and his world in general (girls, gadgets, 00 status, licence to kill and vodka martinis). It mentions six of the actors who played as him and a lyric of the song is the 19th movie's title, The World Is Not Enough. It also references Bond's family motto invented by Ian Fleming in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released onto YouTube on 29 September 2008, it has the band playing in tuxedos on a white stage whilst there are men and women dancing to the side of the band.

Track listing[edit]

  • 1. I Wish I Was James Bond
  • 2. Heartbeat - Demo version


Chart (2008) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 40


  1. ^ "Scouting For Girls: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.

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