Every James Bond theme ever and where they charted

Look back over every James Bond theme ever released and find out where they charted.

James Bond themes are not only an exciting music event, they're an integral part of British music and film legacy - so can you believe not a single one of them has topped the Official Singles Chart?

Following the announcement that Sam Smith is to release Writing's On The Wall for the upcoming Bond film Spectre, we've gone back and had a look through the franchise's 53-year chart history - and it's a list that never fails to surprise us.

Two songs have come close to topping the chart; Duran Duran's A View To A Kill and Adele's Skyfall each peaked at Number 2 in 1985 and 2012 respectively. Despite the latter winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe, Skyfall was denied Number 1 by Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child (see the full chart here), while A View To A Kill logged a frustrating three weeks at Number 2, held off the top by the might of Paul Hardcastle's 19.

Other chart entries are more surprising. Despite releasing two of the most memorable songs in Bond theme history, Shirley Bassey's Diamonds Are Forever and Goldfinger both failed to make the Top 10. The former only managed to reach Number 38 in 1971, logging just two weeks in the Top 40 (six in the Top 100), while Goldfinger peaked at Number 21 in 1964 (the less said about Moonraker, the better). 

We'll have to wait and see if Sam Smith will add having the first ever Bond theme Number 1 to his long list of accolades when it's released on September 25th. For now though, look back below on the Official Chart history of Bond themes below: 

YEAR TITLE ARTIST CHART PEAK WEEKS IN TOP 100
1963 From Russia With Love Matt Monro 20 13
1963 James Bond Theme John Barry Orchestra 13 11
1964 Goldfinger Shirley Bassey 21 9
1965 Thunderball Tom Jones 35 4
1967 You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra 11 19
1969 We Have All The Time in the World Louis Armstrong 3 19
1971 Diamonds are Forever Shirley Bassey 38 6
1973 Live and Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings 9 14
1975 The Man With The Golden Gun Lulu n/a 0
1977 Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon 7 12
1979 Moonraker Shirley Bassey n/a 0
1981 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton 8 13
1983 All Time High Rita Coolidge 75 4
1985 A View To A Kill Duran Duran 2 16
1987 The Living Daylights A-ha 5 9
1989 License To Kill Gladys Knight 6 11
1995 GoldenEye Tina Turner 10 9
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Sheryl Crow 12 9
1999 The World Is Not Enough Garbage 11 10
2002 Die Another Day Madonna 3 17
2006 You Know My Name Chris Cornell 7 19
2008 Another Way To Die Alicia Keys & Jack White 9 14
2012 Skyfall Adele 2 32