Names have been drawn from the very oil barrel – the very one, mind – into which Eric Serra chucked pans, pebbles and puppy skulls to create the GoldenEye score.
Imagine if you will the Groups being lovingly displayed ‘pon the 007 Store’s Monty Norman Decorative Plate (RRP £215,000.00). A treat for an unloved one, this objet de vertu is handcrafted for your pleasure, bearing around its gilded edge the inspiring motto “The James Bond Theme written by Monty Norman and Don’t You Ever Bloody Forget That”, and depicting heartwarming pastoral scenes albeit curiously these are mostly pictures of lawyers.
Qualification criteria – a song for these purposes has words as well as a tune (do keep up) and is:
- the song played over the opening (or, in the case of From Russia with Love, closing) credits; or
- if no song is played over the opening credits, then it is the song most readily associated through repetition during the film.
Fine, so the melody of Surrender is heard ad nauseam throughout Tomorrow Never Dies, but the film does have a song played over the opening credits, so see a), shove your b) and cease your snivelling.
Someone will doubtless point out that Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? is ectually heard far more frequently in OHMSS than We Have All the Time in the World, and that Jump Up lasts longer than Underneath the Mango Tree, and that same someone will now be performing a selection of sodding-off lifestyle choices.
For those of you who haven’t listened to No Time to Die and are saving yourselves for how it works alongside the CGI nudey ladies and vital information about who designed the frocks, that’s fine; don’t vote for it. You be you. Have a badge. You can be whatever you want to be. Apart from all those things that you’re far too thick and/or lazy to be, but just sufficiently thick and/or lazy to believe the lie “You can be whatever you want to be”. You utter, utter cretin.
Pronouns of choice: He, It, Yo’ Mama
Group Stages - see separate posts
Round 2 - Top 2 in each Group – 10, plus 2 highest placed 3rd places - makes 12 (it does, it really does).
Quarter-Finals – Winners plus 2 Lucky losers - makes 8 (it is claimed).
Semi-Finals – Winners of QFs.
3rd place Sing-Off – losers of Semi-Finals.
Final – winners of Semi-Finals.