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New mom Adele lent her famous voice to the theme song of the new James Bond film Skyfall. The first time that Daniel Craig, the latest actor to play Bond, heard the song, he admitted that he cried.
“I cried," he told Yahoo! Movies.
"From the opening bars I knew immediately, then the voice kicked in and it was exactly what I'd wanted from the beginning. It just got better and better because it fitted the movie. In fact the more of the movie we made, the more it fitted it."
Adele co-wrote the song with Paul Epworth, and director Sam Mendes confirmed that he sent the UK singer a script of the film so she could get an idea of how to write it.
"She came in very early before we started shooting and her main concern was 'I write songs about myself, how can I make a Bond song? My answer was 'just write a personal song'! Carly Simon's 'Nobody Does It Better' was a love song,” Mendes explained.
As it turns out, the song was a massive success, having just missed being the No. 1 song on the UK charts, with Swedish House Mafia's “Don't You Worry Child” getting it instead. No James Bond-themed song has made it that high on the charts.
The Huffington Post reports that it was recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London and it’s accompanied by a 77-piece orchestra.