12. 'A View to Kill' (Duran Duran)
Allegedly, Duran Duran's bassist drunkenly approaching Bond producer Cubby Broccoli at a party and asking, "When are you going to get someone decent to do one of your theme songs?" The frustrating thing about "A View to a Kill" is that there were already so many of the band's tunes that would have made better Bond themes ("Girls on Film," "Hungry Like the Wolf," "Union of the Snake" — that one just for the title alone). Nevertheless, the song is catchy in that Duran Duran sort of way, and it became one of the band's biggest hits for good reason. To this day, it's still impressive how the track not only navigated the nonsense of the movie's title, but affectionately embraced it: "Dance into the fire/that fatal kiss is all we feel/Dance into the fire/when all we see is the view to a kill." Who can’t relate to that?