Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
NME.COM feature on Duran Duran - A View to a Kill album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 30 November 1984
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Duran Duran - A View to a Kill: Wikipedia Album Entry
"A View to a Kill" is the thirteenth single by Duran Duran, released in May 1985.
It was a stand-alone single, created for the James Bond movie A View to a Kill, and it remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to #2 for 3 weeks on the UK Singles Chart, held off the top spot by "19" by Paul Hardcastle. In 1986, John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for A View to a Kill.
The song was the last track that the original five members of Duran Duran recorded together until their reunion sixteen years later, in 2001. It was played at their final 1985 performance together, at Live Aid in Philadelphia.
The b-side was an instrumental piece orchestrated by John Barry, titled "A View To A Kill (That Fatal Kiss)".
It is thought that there was no 12" remix for the song because the band ran out of time. However, Capitol Records did commission and receive at least one remix of the track.
In addition BBC Radio 1 (in the UK) played one extended version of the track which included the well-known "I expect you to die" quote from Goldfinger as a one-off promotion around the time the single was released. An unofficial DJ Service remix called "A View to a kill (Art of Mix)" has appeared on various DJ and bootleg compilations.
There is also a fan-made remix which combines the whole Duran Duran's version with some sampled scores from its film and an orchestral score completely based upon that of the band's. This remix was named "A View To A Kill (Saint Ken Extended Remix)".
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