Radiohead ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: Listen To Unused ‘James Bond’ Music (AUDIO)

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Radiohead Spectre Bond Theme

By Andrew Shuster |

Radiohead Spectre Bond Theme

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Radiohead has released a Christmas present in the form of their unused Spectre theme song. Thom Yorke revealed the surprising news that the band was asked to record the latest James Bond music before Sam Smith ultimately took over. Listen to the unreleased track below!

On Friday, Yorke tweeted, “Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were.” The rocker continued, “It didn’t work out … but became something of our own which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas.” And then referencing another famous film franchise, Yorke signed off, “May the force be with you.”

Regardless of Radiohead’s version not making the film’s final cut, it’s a rare honor for a musician to be asked to record a James Bond theme. Past artists to have had the distinction of singing a track for the classic spy franchise include Paul McCartney, Adele, Madonna, Bono, Alicia Keys, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Carly Simon, Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, and Duran Duran, among many others.

Radiohead’s unofficial Spectre theme is the band’s first new song since their December 2011 single “Daily Mail”/”Staircase.” Listen to the unused track below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.


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