This is one of the true classic Bond songs, with the melody line combining perfectly with the high string motif. You Only Live Twice was performed by Nancy Sinatra for the 1967 film and has since been covered by artists as diverse as Coldplay, Björk and Soft Cell! The string melody actually comes from Alexander Tcherapnin’s First Piano Concerto composed in 1919.
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