1. Duffy "A Good Bet" For 'Quantum' Title Song

    By Matt Weston on 2008-07-17

    Exactly one month ago, reported that 23-year-old Welsh singer Duffy was among the contenders to join the likes of Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran, Garbage and Chris Cornell as James Bond title track singers.

    Today, British newspaper The Independent claims the singer is “almost certainly” a shoo-in as the performer for the Quantum of Solace singer.

    Henry Deedes, in the paper’s Pandora column, writes: “I know, I know, artists being lined up to record the next Bond theme are two a penny. The likes of Amy Winehouse, Duran Duran, Alicia Keys and even Grace Jones have all been punted lately. However, a reliable mole from Bond’s spiritual home at Pinewood Studios tells Pandora it’s almost certainly going to be Duffy.”

    Deedes continues, “Yesterday, Ladbrokes said they have accepted one “very serious” flutter on the Welsh pop poppet this week, and have cut her odds to even money. Fill your boots, I say.”

    The initial report came from BBC 6 Music. The site asked the songstress whether she had submitted a song for consideration, to which Duffy replied, “Well, a lady never exposes her secrets.”

    Cornell, who performed Casino Royale‘s “You Know My Name”, was announced on 26 July, 2008.

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