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Chris Cornell

You Know My Name

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“You Know My Name,“ performed by Chris Cornell, is the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale. Cornell wrote it jointly with David Arnold, the soundtrack’s composer. The film producers went after Cornell because they wanted a strong male singer (as such, it was the first vocal theme from a James Bond film to be sung by a male vocalist since “The Living Daylights”). Cornell and Arnold tried to make the song a replacement theme for the character instead of the James Bond theme reflecting the agent’s inexperience in Casino Royale, as well as an introduction to Daniel Craig’s grittier and more emotional portrayal of Bond. The single sold 48,000 copies in 2006 in the UK. The track was leaked onto the Internet on September 20, 2006, and released as a single on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You know my name ... You can't deny the prize it may never fulfill you ... The coldest blood runs through my veins

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Anonymous wrote on May, 27th 2008 at 2:43am:
YOU KNOW MY NAME!!! Damn right I do. It's Chris Cornell. Excellent song that represents the Bond series most admirably.

Anonymous wrote on May, 19th 2008 at 1:51pm:
'Casino Royale' was one of the greatest Bond movies to come out in years; it's no coincidence, I think, that Chris Cornell was chosen to sing/record such a powerful opening song for the movie - WHAT A VOICE!!!!!!!

Anonymous wrote on May, 19th 2008 at 1:29pm:
This song was just perfect for a Bond Movie. Well, a great song in general, but it really primed the movie well during the opening credits! Loved it! (texjen)

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