Duran Duran Thinks Radiohead’s “Great Sense of Drama” Would Fit for a James Bond Theme

Credit: Sebastian EdgeSeminal '80s new wave band Duran Duran's song "A View to Kill" is the only James Bond theme to hit number one the Billboard Hot 100. With rumors swirling that Radiohead might sing the theme on the newest Bond film, Spectre, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes have shared with ABC Radio their thoughts on a potential Bond theme from Thom Yorke and company.

"Radiohead's not a bad idea," Taylor tells ABC Radio. "[They have a] great sense of drama, I'd like to see that."

Rhodes agrees, adding, "I'd be happy with that."

Originally, British singers Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran were among the favorites to sing the Spectre theme, but The Guardian reported on Wednesday that a U.K. bookmaker suspended betting on the theme song after a customer attempted to place a £15,000 bet -- that's more than $23,000 -- on Radiohead at 10/1 odds.

"I think [Radiohead would] be a more interesting choice than some of them over the last decade or so, for sure," Rhodes says.

While the speculation surrounding the Spectre theme has been mostly focused on pop singers, rock acts have been well represented during the Daniel Craig Bond era. Jack White teamed up with R&B star Alicia Keys on "Another Way to Die" for 2008's Quantum of Solace, while Soundgarden's Chris Cornell sang "You Know My Name" for 2006's Casino Royale.

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