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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Macca track voted best Bond theme

Sir Paul McCartney's track Live And Let Die featured in the 1973 film of the same name
Sir Paul McCartney's track Live And Let Die featured in the 1973 film of the same name

Live And Let Die has been named the greatest James Bond theme.

Sir Paul McCartney's track, which he recorded with his band Wings, topped a poll of BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 2 listeners.

The track, from the 1973 film of the same name, pulled in more than a quarter of the votes and provided the climax to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in June.

The winning track was unveiled by Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo during a Bond special of the film review show on 5 Live..

Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me was runner-up, while Dame Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger came third.

The top tunes were played by the BBC Philharmonic and will feature later on Friday Night Is Music Night: Bond and Beyond on Radio 2.

The poll and the performances were to mark 50 years since 007 first appeared on cinema screens with Dr No.

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