Duran Duran - A View To A Kill (1985)

Live from Wembley in 2004

As if you didn't know, A View To A Kill was the theme tune for the James Bond movie (starring Roger Moore) and peaked at #2 in the UK for three weeks, being held off the top spot by Paul Hardcastle with N-N-N-N-Nineteen.

The official video (see the playlist on the main Duran Duran page) is regarded by some critics as being a bit cheesy, but the lads were definitely enjoying themselves in their roles and doing something a bit different from the normal pop videos, at least! James Bond in the 80s was cheesy? How dare you!

In the US the song reached #1 and was the only James Bond theme tune to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The track was written by Duran Duran and John Barry and was recorded with the help of a 60-piece orchestra.

Duran Duran were at the peak of their career in the mid 80s, and in the previous year (1984) they had reached #1 with
The Reflex and #2 with The Wild Boys.

Limited Edition Duran Duran magazine No.16

Limited Edition Duran Duran magazine No.16 

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill Vinyl 7