The opening sequence of the James Bond films are some of the most iconic in movie history. With the exception of Dr. No, every Bond movie begins with an action set-piece to set up the story, followed by a montage with the movie's theme song playing. With every upcoming 007 movie, people speculate who will perform the theme to the next movie. Skyfall, the next in movie in the franchise, will have Adele as the performer of the title theme song, as many have predicted. In the early days, the producers went with fairly safe choices to perform the theme song to the movies, choices like 3-time performer Shriley Bassey or Tom Jones (who only did it once). By the mid 80s, the producers decided to get more upcoming artists like a-Ha and Duran Duran to perform the title credits, maybe in hopes to bring in a younger audience. The 90s had a mix of established, safe and interesting choices to perform the theme, more or less in that order. We'll take a quick look at the themes performed for the three 90s Bond films, and take a look at how well they fit in with the series.
GoldenEye - Performed by Tina Turner
Tomorrow Never Dies - Performed by Sheryl Crow
The World Is Not Enough - Performed by Garbage
Garbage was one of the last great performers of the Bond title theme until Adele's recent turn as the act to open a 007 movie. Madonna's turn in "Die Another Day" wasn't awful as far as a Madonna song goes, but it didn't really fit in with the franchise. Chris Cornell's theme for "Casino Royale" was respectable, but Jack White and Alica Keys theme for "Quantum Of Solace" was too produced and experimental for it's own good. At least Adele is bringing things back to where things left off in the 90s, and at least it isn't the mumbling mess that a-Ha did in 1987.