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It’s been just over a week since this year’s Academy Awards, and English singer-songwriter Adele’s cementing her place as the most successful Bond girl ever. Not the veritable koi pond of women that Agent 007 sexes up, but the woman behind the theme song. Winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for the boozy Skyfall theme was a first for Adele, as well as Bond songs. That kind of achievement isn’t taken for granted very often, and don’t expect this to be the exception.
According to British tabloid The Sun, the producers for what's now called Bond 24 want Adele back for that soundtrack, obviously hoping for soul-struck lightning to spark the same amount of interest in listeners.
“Producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele’s presence on the next film will replicate that success,” says The Sun’s source. “They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Dame Shirley.”
Dame Shirley Bassey is of course the most recognizable voice to long-time Bond fans, having scored hits for Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever and Moonraker.But none of those singles had the globally accessible digital market to help their sales reach upwards of Adele’s 3 million-plus. If someone hasn’t yet mixed together "Goldfinger" and "Skyfall," then the Internet is broken.
Obviously, we understand that this is a tabloid, but this isn’t a rumor about a Bat Boy. In addition to the Oscar, Skyfall took home a Golden Globe and a Brit award, the English version of the Grammy. Even without the Oscar, there were pretty good odds that offers would be made, and there’s more than a 007 percent chance she’ll take the job.