There are certain elements of the James Bond films that are just as iconic as the suave super spy himself: Bond girls, well-tailored suits, fast cars, martinis that are shaken, not stirred, and of course, the Bond theme. But along with not just the iconic jazzy opening theme with its memorable and instantly recognizable ba-dum-ba-dum-ba-daaaaa, each movie comes with its own James Bond theme song, recorded by the likes of Madonna, Paul McCartney, Sheena Easton, Duran Duran, and most recently, Adele
The powerhouse Grammy-winning singer has joined the annals of Bond history with her contribution to Skyfall, the hit single aptly titled, “Skyfall.” The song, which already had high expectations thanks to the long-awaited return of Adele, has moved 661,000 units to date and it currently sits at no. 25 on the Digital Song Sales chart.
The hit film “Skyfall” This was the highest ranks in the james Bond movie that was made since 1985. At least according to Nielsen Sound Scan already sold 5,000 copies.
The song, which debuted and (so far) peaked at No. 8, sold 91,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 11 (a gain of 66% over the previous week). Skyfall” went straight to number 1 on iTunes and amazon, and had a strong run before waning a bit
“Skyfall” is the first Bond film soundtrack to chart during Daniel Craig’s tenure as the title character. He has been Bond in three films thus far (“Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale”). Previous to this week, the last Bond set to reach the tally was 2002′s “Die Another Day” (No. 156).
“Skyfall” arrives after the film’s blockbuster bow in U.S. and Canadian theaters, racking up the largest opening weekend in the series’ history — $88.4 million in the three-day span between Nov. 9 and 11, according to Box Office Mojo.