For Your Eyes Only

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“For Your Eyes Only” is the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton. The film, original soundtrack, and single were released in 1981. The track launched Easton as a serious artist in the United States and led to her later success in the Billboard charts, reaching #4 on the chart.

Easton was the first and only artist to be seen singing the theme song to a Bond movie during its opening titles (Although Madonna sang the theme tune and appeared in the 2002 movie Die Another Day). Easton is one of three Scots to have sung a Bond theme, the others being Lulu’s singing The Man with the Golden Gun and Shirley Manson (as part of the band Garbage) for The World Is Not Enough.

“For Your Eyes Only” is included on numerous compilation soundtrack albums. Additionally, Bradley Joseph, who toured with Easton for a number of years as her musical director, arranged an instrumental cover version for his 2006 album, Piano Love Songs. The song was first offered to Blondie, who refused due to separation conflicts. This version was recorded and released in Blondie’s last album before breakup, The Hunter.

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