There have been some great James Bond theme songs (and some truly bad ones) but here are my picks for the best five of all time:

1) "Goldfinger," Shirley Bassey: John Barry's brassy music combined with Bassey's booming voice created the "Bond sound" that would reverberate throughout the series.

2) "Nobody Does It Better," Carly Simon ("The Spy Who Loved Me"): The tune, perfect for the laid-back late '70s and written by the late Marvin Hamlisch, was an anthem to the coolness of Bond.

3) "Live and Let Die," Paul McCartney & Wings: Still Bond's best rock song, it's taken on a life of its own as one of McCartney's signature set pieces on tour.

4) "Skyfall," Adele: Despite sub-par lyrics (hardly new for Bond themes), Adele's sultry voice already makes this the most memorable theme in decades -- even before the movie's U.S. release.

5) "A View to a Kill," Duran Duran: Still the only Bond theme to hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts, this was John Barry's last real hurrah as a Bond composer and manages to work as both a pop song and an instrumental.