2. Shirley Bassey, 'Goldfinger' (1964)
Shirley Bassey already had a number of U.K. hits under her belt when she sang "Goldfinger," but the Bond theme became her first true international hit. This song and "Diamonds are Forever" became so famous that she had a hard time establishing a separate pop career outside of England. But Bassey remains a popular touring act, and "Goldfinger" brings down the house every night.