YOUR LETTERS: Sam Smith’s Bond theme tune is terrible

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How on earth has The Writing’s on the Wall, recorded by Sam Smith, made it to number one in the charts?

It’s terrible, especially given that it’s been co-written by Dave Grohl, who is associated with murderous and sinister rock ballads and songs and who wrote most of the hits by Nirvana and all of The Foo Fighters’ songs.

What about Paradise City by Guns ‘n’ Roses? That’s fitting for 007

You can’t hear what he’s singing about and it sounds like a composition by Marilyn Manson sampling The Dope Show.

Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden would’ve been a better choice if Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones had been persuaded to get back together and rerecord it.

Failing that, what about Paradise City by Guns ‘n’ Roses? That’s fitting for 007: Take me down to the paradise city, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.

Vienna by Ultravox would make a good Bond theme tune, especially if a future Bond film was to be called Goodnight Vienna.

Alternatively, you could have Stop your Crying by Spiritualized; Don’t Be a Stranger by Dina Carroll; Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode; Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison; Wherever I Lay My Hat, That’s My Home by Paul Young; Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis or Devil Woman by Cliff Richard.

Of course, there are others that people will think of, but they are my choices off the top of my head.