Sunday, May 19, 2024

Re-confirmed: Adele Singing James Bond Theme Song


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…

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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