BEST THEME SONG
Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me. Many of you would choose Shirley Bassey's big, jazzy Goldfinger, or even Live and Let Die (the rockingest song Paul McCartney and Wings ever recorded) and you'd be totally justified.
But this one just stands out after all these years. It still takes such a hold of you when you're listening to it, with the touches of melancholy in Carly Simon's haunting vocals mixing with the mystery required of any great Bond tune. It's also one of several that would be nominated for an original-song Oscar, the writing credits going to Carole Bayer Sager and the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. I had this stuck in my head the whole day when Hamlisch died recently, and didn't mind one bit.