Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme Being Called Best Of All Time, But He Wrote It With Another Goal In Mind

Benjamin Simon - Author

Oct. 20 2015, Updated 11:29 a.m. ET

It’s hard to top pop icon Adele in any arena, but it seems that Sam Smith may have done just that by showing her up with his James Bond theme. Years after Adele’s “Skyfall” topped the charts, Sam Smith sent an email to his agents, asking if he could take a crack at writing the theme for the next Bond installment. Shortly after that, Sam Smith came out with “The Writing’s on the Wall,” which some are calling the greatest Bond theme of all time.

Listen to the new Sam Smith song in the video below.

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But Sam Smith had his sights set even higher than the greatest Bond song ever. He wanted to write the best love song of all time.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Sam Smith met with Sam Mendes, the director of the new James Bond film, Spectre, to discuss the direction of the theme.

“What we kept thinking about through the whole process was what you said to me in our first meeting,” said Sam Smith. “Which is we want to write the greatest love song.”


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