James Bond Music in the Grammy Hall of Fame

CommanderBond.net is reporting that three James Bond songs have been announced as inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame. They are:

  • The James Bond Theme
  • Goldfinger
  • The Look of Love
  • This is a wonderful acknowledgement. The first two, in my opinion, are no-brainers. They are classics and absolutely iconic. The Bond Theme and Goldfinger have meaning beyond their song quality; they instantly create an image and atmosphere that cannot be mistaken.

    The Look of Love is a less obvious choice, but it is endemic to its era; it feels exactly like the movie, very 1960s, very mod.

    According to the Grammy organization,

    The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award was established by The Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

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