James Bond celebrated his 50th anniversary on the silver screen October 5 with the release of Adele's theme tune for the next Bond film, "Skyfall." The Brit singer's new torch song, of course, joins a pantheon of famous 007 tracks. In honor of Bond's birthday and Adele's "Skyfall", we're offering a toast -- shaken, not stirred -- in the form of a look at the top-charting James Bond film theme songs ever.
10. "Diamonds Are Forever" / Shirley Bassey
Bassey's sultry croon, complete with mid-tempo strings and horns, served as an apt title song for the 007 film in which Sean Connery's Bond grapples with a gem smuggling ring. "I don't need love," Bassey sings, "Diamonds don't lie to me." Something Bond himself might have said.
9. "You Only Live Twice" / Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sinatra's lighter pop-orchestral stylings kicked off the title sequence of the 1967 Bond flick, just after viewers witness Bond's untimely death… or so it seems. The song lived more than twice: Coldplay and Bjork, among others, have covered it.
8. "All Time High" / Rita Coolidge
The early '80s got sax-y with Coolidge's horn-and-piano inflected Bond tune "All Time High," which served as the theme for the film that was Roger Moore's penultimate turn as 007.
7. "Thunderball" / Tom Jones/p
One of the few male artists to hit big on the charts with a Bond theme, Tom Jones and his groovy guitar ballad for "Thunderball" reached the top 30 of the Hot 100, and as you can tell by the screams in the video above, found an enthusiastic reaction from female fans.
6. "Die Another Day" / Madonna
Pair a pop icon with a pulsing beat and a Pierce Brosnan 007 film and you get Madonna's early aughts jam, one of the few Bond themes to hit the Hot 100's top 10.
5. "Goldfinger" / Shirley Bassey
Bassey, who later used her melancholy contralto to great effect on "Diamonds Are Forever" (as seen above), first really showed off her prowess singing a Bond theme with this classic, complete with famously blaring horns complimenting the over-enunciated refrain of "Goooldfingah!"
4. "For Your Eyes Only" / Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton's 1981 title song -- a tender contemporary ballad that didn't exactly scream typical Bond theme -- climbed all the way into the top five of the Hot 100.
3. "Live And Let Die" / Paul McCartney & Wings
This epic 1971 blast -- which kicks off with Paul McCartney behind the keys before exploding into a pounding guitar-piano rocker -- is arguably the most famous 007 theme song. Bond sung by a Beatle: what's not to like?
2. "Nobody Does It Better" / Carly Simon
Recipe for a No. 2 hit in 1977? Have key '70s singer/songwriter Carly Simon belt out a Marvin Hamlisch-composed power ballad for a Bond film from smack dab in the Roger Moore years.
1. "A View To A Kill" / Duran Duran
"Le Bon, Simon Le Bon," the Duran Duran frontman jokes at the end of the video for group's angular '80s pop-tinged 007 title tune. Turns out he could afford to compare himself to the superspy. The suave British ladykiller of the film was served well by the suave British ladykillers of the song: "A View To A Kill" is the only Bond theme ever to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100.