As the New York Post reports, composer David Arnold doesn’t like Madonna’s title song for “Die Another Day”:
MADONNA’S BOND SONG ‘SCORED’ LOW
November 24, 2002 — The man who wrote the musical score for the latest James Bond flick blasted Madonna yesterday – saying the Material Mom’s theme song for the movie is a double-o dud.
Composer David Arnold went as far as to call the techno-laced ballad, “the worst Bond song ever.”
“Ideally, I would have liked to have made some musical sense of her song, but I couldn’t,” Arnold, a Grammy Award winner, told London’s Sunday Express.
“Die Another Day,” which debuted Friday, is Arnold’s third Bond score, and he assures people won’t hear another note from Madonna’s song, which shares the film’s title, anywhere else in the movie.
“Nobody has criticized me for not working her song into the film score,” Arnold said. “She got three minutes, I got 92.”
Arnold said he wasn’t alone in his scorn for Madonna’s song.
When Prince Philip heard she was the songstress for the latest Bond installment, he allegedly asked: “Are we going to need ear plugs?”