Sunday, June 16, 2024

Adele May Be A Bigger Draw than Daniel Craig for “Skyfall”


The response to my announcements about Adele singing the James Bond  “Skyfall” song are huge. Now a couple of other sites have been posting what they say is cover art for the “Skyfall” single. I have no idea if they are correct. After I posted some of the lyrics to “Skyfall,” Adele’s publicist Paul Moss tweeted his excitement about the single. Then Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic Tweeted that he’d heard the song, and loved it. He deleted the Tweet shortly thereafter. Hundreds of websites have picked up our stories, almost all with credit, and some with backlinks. (Backlinks are key, people!) Many heartfelt thanks to all of them.

It does seem like the Adele song could be a bigger draw than even James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. What a coup for the producers of “Skyfall,” especially Barbara Bruccoli. She’s now sitting on the first new Adele record in almost two years. When it finally hits–which we think is this Friday via Twitter–“Let the Sky Fall” could turn into the Biggest single of the year. It’s almost guaranteed Oscar and Grammy nominations. (And the October 5th release could be tweaked to make the September 30th Grammy deadline.)

Can you imagine the pandemonium of Adele singing live at the Academy Awards? Especially an Oscar show produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with at least Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman singing from “Les Miserables,” plus maybe Oscar Isaac doing “Ten Years”?

Here’s the link to the purported cover art: Again I have no idea if it’s true, or right, but it looks good.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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