Radiohead Release Unused James Bond Theme

27 December 2015, 10:15 | Updated: 27 December 2015, 16:19


Thom Yorke and co gave their fans a special treat this Christmas. It appears that Radiohead were due to record the theme song to the new James Bond movie Spectre… but that it didn’t happen.

Writing on Twitter, Yorke said: “Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were.

“It didn't work out ... but became something of our own which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.”

In the end, the producers went with a song called Writing’s On The Wall by pop star Sam Smith. Were they right? Have a listen and see what you think.


Some of the biggest albums of 1985: Hounds Of Love, Meat Is Murder, The Head On The Door, Brothers In Arms, Low-Life.

The 25 best albums of 1985

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher discusses who'd feature in an Oasis reunion line-up

Classic London album covers: Oasis, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Beatles

10 classic album covers that feature London

Mr. Brightside - Why The Killers' saddest song

Mr Brightside at 20: Inside The Killers' saddest song

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Apple's Saville Row studios during the "Get Back" sessions in January 1969

The heartbreaking true story behind The Beatles' song Let It Be