10 Best James Bond Songs That Were REJECTED (And Why)
10. Muse - Skyfall
Rejected because: The producers only ever wanted Adele
Adele's big ballad Skyfall is one of the most successful Bond songs of all time, a multi-platinum selling single which won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. Still, Devon stadium rockers Muse thought they could do better.
Before Adele was confirmed to be recording the song, Muse publicly threw their hat in the ring. Drummer Dom Howard told the press in September 2012 that the song Supremacy from their sixth album The 2nd Law was written with Bond in mind, saying that: "My view is that they should use it for the next Bond film."
Sure enough, the big guitar riffs, swirling string arrangements and big crescendos feel like a punchy rock Bond theme in the Live And Let Die mould, even if Matt Bellamy's vocals don't have quite Adele's epic range.
When asked whether the Muse song was ever in contention for the movie, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli simply stated that "Adele was always our first choice". So, the Rolling In The Deep songstress would have had to reject the offer completely before Bellamy and company had a shot.