Remember how utterly and completely Adele crushed the theme music to "Skyfall" back in 2012? For my money, it's neck-and-neck with Nancy Sinatra's mesmerizing "You Only Live Twice" as far as James Bond title tunes go, but that's a conversation for another day.
Well, some fans were holding out hope that Sam Smith -- a pseudo-successor to Adele in the world of gigantic British soulful voices -- would take up the mantle and deliver the theme to "SPECTRE," the forthcoming 24th Bond film due out in November. But Smith squashed those wishes in a Capital FM interview Friday (July 3), saying he hadn't been asked.
"People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on," Smith said. "I'm being deadly serious. I think I would know by now."
And then, Smith dropped a bombshell: "I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it."
Oh. My. Gosh. Guys. Can you imagine?
However -- PLOT TWIST! -- the Capital FM post has since been deleted, prompting skeptics (like me) to jump to conclusions about superspy-level conspiracies. Maybe Smith is to be our next 007 nightingale. Maybe he said too much, then had to double-back. Maybe (absolutely, definitely) this is a silly theory...but hey, at least it's one Gladys Knight approves of.
Or maybe Goulding is indeed our next Bond chanteuse, and the station nixed the interview post so a more official announcement can be made soon. That seems likely, but again, nothing's confirmed. And nothing ever is in the mysterious world of 007.
So, who would you pick to sing the "SPECTRE" theme?