Not only have the James Bond movies become Hollywood’s most durable franchise, but many of the 23 previous title songs have gone from pop hits to classics. We found a list, prepared by Canada’s Canoe.com that rated all the previous 007 themes.

A Beatle leads this very special hit-parade: Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” stands at number-one.

Rounding out the Top 10:

2. “Goldfinger” – Shirley Bassey

3. “Diamonds Are Forever” – Shirley Bassey

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4. “Die Another Day” – Madonna

5. “Nobody Does It Better” – Carly Simon

6.  “A View to a Kill” – Duran Duran

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7. “Thunderball” – Tom Jones

8. “The World Is Not Enough” – Garbage

9. “You Only Live Twice by” – Nancy Sinatra

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10. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ – John Barry

As for several other radio-friendly Bond themes: Sheena Easton’s “For Your Eyes Only” came in at number-20 and “License to Kill,” sung by Gladys Knight ranks 16th.

What’s the worst according to canoe.com?

Shirley Bassey’s third and final Bond song “Moonraker” from 1979.

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The 24th Bond film Spectre  whose theme is performed by Grammy-winner Sam Smith opens on November 12

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