Skyfall

Adele makes James Bond, Oscar history with 'Skyfall' win

Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM ET

Adele's big win at Sunday night's Oscars means the James Bond folks can end their 50-year wait for an Academy Award in a category other than sound or special effects. Singer Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth's win for "Skyfall" landed them a spot in Oscar and James Bond history, with the first-ever best original song for a Bond film.

Over the years, only three other songs from James Bond films have been nominated:

  • “Live and Let Die,” sung by Paul McCartney and written by the former Beatle and his wife Linda McCartney (1974)
  • “Nobody Does It Better,” sung by Carly Simon and written by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager (1978)
  • “For Your Eyes Only,” sung by Sheena Easton and written by Bill Conti and Mick Leeson (1982)

In addition, many other films have had notable tunes that deserved their own moment in the spotlight. What other Bond tune do you think deserved a win? Let us know in the poll, and on Facebook!

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