About Artistry Services TV Blog Contact

Music Monday – Skyfall

by SirLady on November 12, 2012


Hello! We are back and glad you are too…. it has been quite the storm(s) here on the east coast and between prepping for them, riding them out and then cleaning up and volunteering, we just are getting back to “normal”.   Music is always the best diversion and can lift the lowest of spirits.

Were you one of the millions of people that went to see the new Bond film, Skyfall?    It was the biggest weekend opening ever for the franchise and many have postulated that perhaps the theme song had something to do with it.

“Skyfall” was co-written by Adele and Paul Epworth and recorded at Abbey Road studios in London.  According to the sheet music, is written in common time in the key of C minor with a tempo of 76 beats per minute.  The song follows the chord progression Cm – A♭ – F7 for six measures, followed by Cm/D – Gsus4 – G. Adele’s vocals range from G3 to C5.    

It debuted at #1 in the UK Singles Chart and #8 on Billboard, selling over 250,000 copies in the first few days of release on itunes.  “Skyfall” is the first Bond theme song debut ever to ever make it into the Billboard Top Ten.  It is interesting to note, that Adele’s record, 21, also received a lift in sales (as if it needed it) by 10%.

Well Done Adele (again).

Previous post:

Next post: