This morning it was announced that Adele will sing her James Bond tune “Skyfall” at this year’s Academy Awards on Feb. 24.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show's producers noted that this will be the first time “Skyfall” will be performed live as well as the first time Adele has sung on television since the 2012 Grammy Awards.
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The Adele and Paul Epworth-penned track peaked on Billboard’s Hot 100 at No. 8, the Canadian Hot 100 at No. 3 and the Digital Songs chart at No. 3. Adele won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Skyfall".
"It's an honor to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” the 24-year-old singer said. “It's something I've never experienced and probably only ever will once!"
“Skyfall” is nominated in the Best Original Song category at the Oscars against tunes like "Before My Time" from “Chasing Ice,” "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from “Ted,” "Pi's Lullaby" from “Life of Pi” and “Suddenly" from “Les Misérables."
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The last Bond theme song to earn an Oscar nomination was Sheena Easton’s track “For Your Eyes Only” in 1982. To celebrate the return of the franchise to the Academy Awards in this category, let’s take a look at some of the best themes songs of past James Bond films.
1. Paul McCartney and Wings’ "Live and Let Die" from the 1973 film of the same name.
2. Duran Duran’s “A View to a Kill” from the 1985 film of the same name.
3. Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” from the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me.”
4. Sheena Easton’s “For Your Eyes Only” from the 1981 film of the same name.
5. Madonna’s “Die Another Day” from the 2002 film of the same name.