Then again, it seems set to become the first ever Bond song to top the United Kingdom charts. “It has-been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara (Broccoli) & Sam (Mendes) to turn out to be part of this British legacy”.
The singer’s Spectre theme “Writing’s on the Wall” has racked up 70,000 sales to finish 13,000 copies ahead of its closest competitor, Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’.
He said: “I knew Sam Smith was going to be a star straight away”.
Writing’s On The Wall follows the success of the last Bond theme song by Adele’s Skyfall, which won a Grammy, an Oscar, a Brit Award and a Golden Globe. It is surprising to think that no other Bond theme has ever charted at number 1.
Smith’s emotionally wrought take on the Bond theme tune was greeted with a mixed response from critics and fans. “It’s impossible to bring out a Bond song that pleases everyone”.
Former 007 Roger Moore praised the song, describing it as “haunting and wonderfully orchestrated”. Smith makes a case to be chosen as the next Bond (sorry, Damien and Idris) with his dapper appearance.
It is Smith’s fifth No. 1 single in Britain. So what do I know? “In fact the more of the movie we made, the more it fitted it”.
Smith could achieve a unique double if Writing’s On The Wall also tops the U.S. charts.