Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey (Capitol, 1964)
Goldfinger was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. It was featured as the film’s opening and closing title sequences. This was Shirley Bassey’s only top 40 hit — peaking at #8 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart. In 2008, Goldfinger was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Goldfinger almost didn’t appear in the film as producer Harry Saltzman didn’t like the song, but time restraints didn’t allow for a replacement. Goldfinger has sold over a million copies in the U.S.