The Emmys may seem American on the face of it, but there are tons of Brits involved in American television right now. And several of them know the answer to the question this column has already answered a few times: Adele sings the theme song for the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall.”
No one’s heard the song, but the entire British acting and producing community has read our stories and wondered how we knew. “Come on, who told you?” asked one Brit insider last night.
My sources come from the music industry side, not the “James Bond” world. But it doesn’t matter. “Skyfall” will be Adele’s first new record since her mega gigantic “21” album. “She’s the right singer of the moment and the right sound,” said another insider. “A big improvement over the last couple of James Bond themes.”
I guess all will be revealed shortly when “Skyfall” is first screened in Britain for the royal family and luminaries. Adele may be in labor at that moment, giving birth to a baby and a single!
Meantime: legendary and gorgeous Marilyn McCoo of the Fifth Dimension says she’s considering recording a medley of Adele’s “Someone Like You” with the Fifth’s famous 1972 hit, “If I Could Reach You.” They are very similar–it’s a great idea. Hello record labels–Marilyn McCoo is a lost gem of the heyday of pop music. She’s equal to Dionne, Gladys, Patti, Natalie and all the great R&B pop divas. Just sayin’…Not everyone wants to hear Carly Rae sing the same song ten times over…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RC3PKl9_FA