Music Of The Day: Another Way To Die

By now you’ve probably all heard Another Way To Die, the theme song for Quantum Of Solace, the new James Bond movie (view the awesome trailer). Performed by Alicia Keys and Jack White (of The White Stripes), the song scores many Bond firsts, including the first time a duet serves as a theme song and by extension the first time two unrelated artists team up for it.

I previously expressed my disappointement with the song back when it made its instrumental debut during the Coke Zero advert, and sure enough now that it’s been released, the song is widely regarded as well, bad. I have nevertheless listened to the songĀ numerous times now and have come to the conclusion that it actually isn’t that awful and actually contains some good stuff.

Yes, it still ranks among the weakest Bond songs, possibly the weakest one, and it is no way “Bondian” enough, but this is one song that definitely grows on you, give it a few listens yourself. And if you’re still not convinced, just remember to be glad that we didn’t get that waste of oxygen Amy Winehouse to sing the song, as was originally planned.

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One thought on “Music Of The Day: Another Way To Die

  1. PLEASE HELP WITH THIS QUESTION!!! I know Jack white played Guitar, Bass, and Drums on this recording.. but did Alicia Key’s or Jack White play paino on the recording? If you know the answer please send me the site that says so. My boyfriend tells me Jack did EVERY instrument but it’s weird for me to think Alicia Key’s wouldn’t have done the Piano on the recording seeing as how shes so known for it. LET ME KNOW, THANKS! (email me @ bfsipes@gmail.com)

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