Why Adele refused Spectre song despite being offered millions

  • IANS, London
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2015 14:16 IST
Adele’s theme song for Skyfall became an instant hit. However, she refused to sing again for the upcominig Bond film, Spectre. Seen here, Adele at The BRIT Awards 2012 on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Adele’s Skyfall theme song turned out to be such a hit that the singer feared she couldn’t have bettered it if she sang another theme song for new Bond movie Spectre. The singer reportedly turned down “millions” and chose not to sing it.

According to a source, the Grammy Award-winning artist, who co-wrote and sang the soundtrack for Skyfall in 2012, didn’t reprise her singing duties for the forthcoming James Bond movie because it would be hard to beat her global smash, despite being the top choice of Daniel Craig, reports dailystar.co.uk.

Watch and listen to Adele’s Skyfall here:

“Adele was James Bond himself’s first choice. Daniel Craig was really keen and (director) Sam Mendes was 50/50 over whether to use her or a fresh voice,” the source said.

“Filmmakers were prepared to offer millions but Adele was never up for it. How do you top a worldwide hit like Skyfall anyway? It was too big a risk,” the source added.

Spectre theme song, entitled Writing’s on the Wall, has instead been penned by singer Sam Smith.

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