Tuesday, November 6, 2007

All Time High
"All Time High" is a song sung by American singer Rita Coolidge. It was the title song of the James Bond film Octopussy.
Rita Coolidge's recording of "All Time High" spent four weeks at #1 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary singles chart in 1983 and was also a moderate pop hit at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by John Barry and Tim Rice. According to the Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits by Wesley Hyatt, however, Coolidge is said to have disliked the song despite its chart success (since it was written so quickly, she felt it was not a finished work), and in later concerts often had her backing musicians play "All Time High" as an overture so she wouldn't have to sing it herself.
The song was later covered by the British group Pulp for David Arnold's Shaken and Stirred album.
"Official" (EON Productions) films John Barry & Orchestra "James Bond Theme" • Matt Monro "From Russia with Love" • Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger" • Tom Jones "Thunderball" • Nancy Sinatra "You Only Live Twice" • John Barry "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" • Shirley Bassey "Diamonds Are Forever" • Paul McCartney & Wings "Live and Let Die" • Lulu "The Man with the Golden Gun" • Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better" • Shirley Bassey "Moonraker" • Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only" • Rita Coolidge "All Time High" • Duran Duran "A View to a Kill" • a-ha "The Living Daylights" • Gladys Knight "Licence To Kill" • Tina Turner "GoldenEye" • Sheryl Crow "Tomorrow Never Dies" • Garbage "The World Is Not Enough" • Madonna "Die Another Day" • Chris Cornell "You Know My Name" "Unofficial" (licensed, non-EON) films Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass "Casino Royale" • Lani Hall "Never Say Never Again"

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