Who Did Activision Choose to Remake Tina Turner's Classic Goldeneye Theme?
James Bond themes, in all their schamaltzy bombast, are awesome. The Spy Who Loved Me's legacy would not be the same without "Nobody Does It Better," Live and Let Die's wouldn't be the same without Paul McCartney's title jam, and Goldeneye, the best Bond film of the '90s, would be a tinge less glamorous without Tina Turner's title ballad. But now that Goldeneye 007, the classic Nintendo 64 video game based on the 1995 film, is being remade for the Wii, the folks at Activision think the timeless jam deserves a second go-around with a new vocalist. Who'd they pick? And better yet, can you handle a cover version?
First, here's the Tina Turner original. Please note the raspy glamor:
And here's the fresh new version by -- drum roll -- Pussycat Dolls lead vocalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Nicole Scherzinger!
Oh, Nicole. I want your post-PCD life to happen. I even understand you've taken off in the UK with X-Factor. I want you to come out "Onatopp" in the states too! But you do sound a bit like Mercedes McCambridge imitating Tina Turner here. I understand; that's kind of your thing. At any rate, Nicole's conviction and the production aren't bad, so I give it a 7 out of 10. Enjoy her take on the matter:
· Nicole Scherzinger's 'Goldeneye' [YouTube]