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Original Diamonds Are Forever soundtrack cover

"Diamonds Are Forever" was the second James Bond theme to be performed by Shirley Bassey, after "Goldfinger" in 1964. Bassey would later return for a third performance for 1979's "Moonraker".

The original soundtrack was once again composed by John Barry. This was the sixth time he had composed music for a James Bond film.

Bond producer Harry Saltzman reportedly hated the song because he felt the lyrics (written by lyricist Don Black) were "too dirty."

The title song was later sampled by Chicago rapper Kanye West for a single titled "Diamonds from Sierra Leone."

Track listing

  1. Diamonds Are Forever (Main Title) - Shirley Bassey
  2. Bond Meets Bambi And Thumper
  3. Moon Buggy Ride
  4. Circus, Circus
  5. Death At The Whyte House
  6. Diamonds Are Forever (Source Instrumental)
  7. Diamonds Are Forever (Bond And Tiffany)
  8. Bond Smells A Rat
  9. Tiffany Case
  10. 007 And Counting
  11. Q's Trick
  12. To Hell With Blofeld
  13. Gunbarrel and Manhunt
  14. Mr.Wint and Mr.Kidd/Bond To Holland
  15. Peter Franks
  16. Airport Source/On The Road
  17. Slumber, Inc.
  18. The Whyte House
  19. Plenty, Then Tiffany
  20. Following The Diamonds
  21. Additional and Alternate Cues