‘Writing’s On The Wall’, the theme song of 24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ has managed to top the charts on iTunes despite mixed reviews.
The song, which was unveiled yesterday, has been co-written by Sam Smith with fellow Grammy-winner Jimmy Napes.
Sam Smith, 23, becomes the first British solo male vocalist to sing the opening credits since Tom Jones in 1965.
Thanking his fans, Sam Smith tweeted, “Reading through all your amazing comments. I’m so happy you like it and I can’t believe it’s still number one on iTunes!!”
Former Bond actor Roger Moore has called “Writing’s On the Wall” “very haunting and wonderfully orchestrated”.
An RJ was also all praise for Smith. She tweeted, “Well well @samsmithworld you have totally NAILED IT with #bond #writingsonthewall blasting.”
Other Twitter users have been less complimentary, with one describing it as the “worst Bond theme ever”.
The song’s title appears to derive from a scene in Spectre, viewed briefly in the film’s trailer, in which Bond’s name is found scrawled upon a wall.
“Spectre”, which will feature Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as 007 agent, is due to be released in the UK simultaneously with its London world premiere on October 26 before hitting the screens in US on November 6 and India on November 20.