If you were under the impression that the Bond producers ask one artist to come up with a song and that this song will absolutely be used in the movie, you would be mistaken.

Below are some that didn’t make the cut. Did producers make the right choice passing on these tracks? Let us know in the comments.

“The Man with the Golden Gun” – Alice Cooper (1974)

Lyrics:

The man
With the golden gun
Is waiting
Somewhere
Out there
For you
But you’ll never see him
He’ll be looking for you
Demand
For the golden gun
It’s high priced
Precise
And true
But you’ll never see him
He’ll be looking for you
The man with the golden
Gun in his pocket, Oh, oh
The man with the golden
Gun in his case, Oh, oh
The man with the golden
Gun in your face
But you’ll never see him
He’ll be looking for you
You better believe
He’ll be looking for you
He-e-e-e-e-e’s, The man with the golden
Gun in his pocket
The man with the golden
Gun in his case
The man with the golden
Gun in his pocket
The man with the golden
Gun in your face
But you’ll never see him
He’ll be looking for you
You better believe
He’ll be looking for yo-ou
He-e-e-e-e-e’s, The man with the golden
Gun in his pocket
The man with the golden
Gun in his case
The man with the golden
Gun in his pocket
The man with the golden
Gun in your face
The man with the go-o-olden
Gun in his pocket
The man with the go-o-lden
Gun in his case
The man who gave you the golden gun

“Thunderball” – Johnny Cash (1965)

Lyrics:

There is a rumble in the sky and all the world can hear it call
They shutter at the fury of the mighty Thunderball
The power of her engines, now, has drowned in the sea
But the deadly force from within her is somewhere running free
Thunderball, your fiery breath can burn the coldest man
And who is going to suffer from the power in your hand
Somewhere, there is a man who could stop the thing in time
He is known by very few but he’s feared by all in crime
By courage and by fighting, he has not been known to fall
But neither has the fury of the mighty Thunderball
Thunderball, your fiery breath can burn the coldest man
And who is going to suffer from the power in your hand
Money hungry minds need a thread to launch a scheme
But those, who hold the Thunderball, could rule the world, it seems
Cannot the peaceful world find the clue to where she’s gone
The silent sea won’t answer now but terror lingers on
Thunderball, your fiery breath can burn the coldest man
And who is going to suffer from the power in your hand

“The Juvenile” (Goldeneye) – Ace of Base (1995)

Lyrics:
The juvenile in a time where the night is so cold
The juvenile has the key to the end
The juvenile in the end, that is why we are here
The world will take us to the end
Tomorrow’s foe is now a friend
Why don’t we do it, like we used to do it all so long ago?
They kept together till the bitter end (all the young)
Today we don’t care, even ’bout the youth above the old
They cannot rise their voice yet
But later they will do
The juvenile in a time where the night is so cold
The juvenile has the key to the end (always believe in)
The juvenile in the end, that is why we are here
The world will take us to the end
Tomorrow’s foe is now a friend
No education, we don’t need no education telling us
The right to choose, if we have no choice (no, no, no)
It’s so explosive, any day will burst into a fire
All come down and guide us
Before it is too late
The juvenile in a time where the night is so cold
The juvenile has the key to the end (always believe in)
The juvenile in the end, that is why we are here
The world will take us to the end
Tomorrow’s foe is now a friend
Whoa who
Always and always and always believe in
Always believe in
The juvenile in a time where the night is so cold
The juvenile has the key to the end (always believe in)
The juvenile in the end, that is why we are here
The world will take us to the end
Tomorrow’s foe is now a friend

“Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (Thunderball) – Shirley Bassey (1965)

Lyrics:
He’s tall and he’s dark,
And like a shark, he looks for trouble,
That’s why the zero’s double,
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
He’s suave and he’s smooth
And he can soothe you like vanilla.
The gentleman’s a killer.
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
Damoiselles and danger
Have filled the stranger’s past.
Like a knife he cuts thro’ life
Like ev’ry day’s the last.
He’s fast and he’s cool.
He’s from the school that loves and leaves ’em,
A pity if it grieves ’em.
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’s not a fool.
Oh, damoiselles and danger
Have filled the stranger’s past.
Like the knife he cuts thro’ life
Like ev’ry day’s the last.
He’s fast and he’s cool.
He’s from the school that loves and leaves ’em,
A pity if it grieves ’em.
Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’s not a fool.
No, he’s no fool.
He’s no fool.
He is no fool.

“Tomorrow Never Lies” (Tomorrow Never Dies) – Pulp (1997)

Lyrics

Tomorrow never lies,
So live for today.
Don’t be afraid
Of the skeletons
Of yesterday.
Each morning brings you closer to your goal
So grab your chance, don’t let it go.
The city streets are littered
With the casualties,
The could haves
The should haves
And the would’ve beens.
Don’t let this chance slip by.
Because
Tomorrow never lies.
Tomorrow never lies.
No it’s never gonna lie
If you live tomorrow today.
There are those
Who would shoot you down.
There’s always someone wants to
Shoot you down,
But you know,
They’re never gonna be able to shoot you down
If you live tomorrow today,
If you live tomorrow today,
If you live tomorrow today.
The night time blazes
With all your nightmares come to life.
But you can face the danger
Knowing that your cause is right
And leave them all below you, bleeding as you rise
Into the night.
Because you know
Tomorrow never lies,
Tomorrow never lies,
No, it’s never gonna lie
If you live tomorrow today.
There are those who would
Shoot you down,
There’s always someone wants to shoot you down,
But you know they’re never gonna be able to
Shoot you down
Oh, if you live tomorrow today,
If you live tomorrow today,
If you live tomorrow today.
Cause you, you gotta live tomorrow today.
Live it,
Because,
Tomorrow never lies,
Tomorrow never lies,
Tomorrow never lies,
Tomorrow never lies,
No no no no no