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  1. Bond and The Grammy Awards

    Written by Greg Bechtloff

    David Arnold and Chris Cornell today were nominated for a Grammy Award as songwriters for the song “You Know My Name” from the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

    David Arnold receives a Grammy Award nomination for 'You Know My Name' along with Chris Cornell

    David Arnold receives a Grammy Award nomination for “You Know My Name” along with Chris Cornell

    They were nominated in the category of Best Song For a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Other songs in the category are from the films “Once”, “Dreamgirls”, “Into The Wild” and “Happy Feet”.

    They will compete for the music industry’s highest achievement at the milestone 50th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on February 10, 2008.

    This nomination is the second for composer David Arnold whose previous nomination for the score to “Independence Day” resulted in a Grammy win for Best Instrumental Composition for a Film in 1997.

    Chris Cornell has 12 previous nominations and two wins through his solo work and with Soundgarden and Audioslave.

    “You Know My Name” follows onto the theme songs from Die Another Day and Tomorrow Never Dies which also yielded Grammy nominations.

    As to the music from the James Bond series itself, the following tunes have produced the following Grammy history:


    Goldfinger (1964)

    John Barry
    “Goldfinger” – Nominated for Best Original Score
    7th Grammy Awards (1964)


    Casino Royale (1967)

    Burt Bacharach & Hal David
    “Casino Royale” – Nominated for Best Instrumental Theme
    10th Grammy Awards (1967)

    Herb Alpert
    “Casino Royale” – Nominated for Best Instrumental Performance
    10th Grammy Awards (1967)

    Burt Bacharach
    “Casino Royale” – Nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement
    10th Grammy Awards (1967)

    Burt Bacharach
    “Casino Royale” – Nominated for Best Original Score
    10th Grammy Awards (1967)

    Herb Alpert
    “The Look of Love” (1999 version) – Nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
    42nd Grammy Awards (1999)


    Live And Let Die (1973)

    George Martin
    “Live And Let Die” – Grammy Win for Best Instrumental Arranging With Vocals
    16th Grammy Awards (1973)

    **Martin is the only person to ever win a Grammy for his work on Bond music**

    George Martin & Paul McCartney
    “Live And Let Die” – Nominated for Best Original Score
    16th Grammy Awards (1973)

    Paul McCartney & Wings
    “Live And Let Die” – Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
    16th Grammy Awards (1973)

    Guns n’Roses
    “Live And Let Die” (1991 Version) – Nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance
    35th Grammy Awards (1992)


    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

    Marvin Hamlisch
    “The Spy Who Loved Me” – Nominated for Best Original Score
    20th Grammy Awards (1977)

    Marvin Hamlisch & Carol Bayer Sager
    “Nobody Does it Better” – Nominated for Song of the Year
    20th Grammy Awards (1977)

    Carly Simon
    “Nobody Does It Better” – Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female
    20th Grammy Awards (1977)


    For Your Eyes Only (1981)

    Sheena Easton
    “For Your Eyes Only” – Nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female
    24th Grammy Awards (1981)

    Sheena Easton
    Winner – Best New Artist
    24th Grammy Awards (1981)

    (The Best New Artist award is not tied to a specific recording but to an artist who “broke through” in a given year. For 1981, it was Sheena Easton who broke through with her songs “Morning Train” and “For Your Eyes Only”.)


    Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

    Sheryl Crow & Mitchell Froom
    “Until That Day – Tomorrow Never Dies”
    Nominated for Best Song For a Film
    41st Grammy Awards (1998)


    Die Another Day (2002)

    Madonna, Mark Stent & Mirwais Ahmadzaï
    “Die Another Day” – Nominated for Best Dance Recording
    46th Grammy Awards (2003)

    Madonna, Traktor & Jim Bouvet
    “Die Another Day” – Nominated for Best Short Form Music Video
    46th Grammy Awards (2003)


    Regarding the dates of this year and previous year’s nominations, the Grammy’s eligibility year is from October 1 through September 30.

    Since the music for Casino Royale was released in November 2006, it competes in the 2006-2007 cycle that the 50th Grammy Awards reflects.

    Guest writer @ 2007-12-06
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