Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today’s music video of the day is for the song that was, of course, the theme song for the 1983 James Bond film, Octopussy. Apparently, the producers realized that there weren’t many words that comfortably rhymed with the movie’s title so they tasked John Barry and Tim Rice with coming up with a theme song that would still be radio friendly. They came up with All Time High.
And I know that some people will tell you that this is a lesser Bond theme song and apparently, Rita Coolidge used to refuse to perform it in concert because she felt that it was an “unfinished” song but I don’t care. I absolutely love this song. Seriously, there are two Bond song that I simply cannot stop myself from singing along with and that’s Nobody Does It Better and All Time High.
Seriously, All Time High is a hundred times better than that song they ended up using for SPECTRE.
And it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day song! I’ll be singing this song later tonight. Actually, I’ll be singing a medly of James Bond theme songs tonight. It’s kind of a Valentine’s Day tradition….