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Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘No Time to Die’

No Time to Die Soundtrack - Every Song in the James Bond Movie

The No Time to Die soundtrack includes music by Billie Eilish, Buju Banton and Louis Armstrong. This info article contains spoilers for Cary Joji Fukunaga’s 2021 James Bond movie. Visit the Vague Visages Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig as James Bond for the fifth and final time. Léa Seydoux co-headlines as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a psychotherapist who helps 007 reach an epiphany about work and life in general. The 25th franchise installment was scored by the legendary Hans Zimmer and includes numerous needle drop tracks that will please fans of reggae and Cuban music. Here’s every featured song in No Time to Die.

No Time to Die Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 James Bond Movie

No Time to Die Soundtrack - Every Song in the James Bond Movie

  • “Dans la Ville Endormie” by Dalida (00:00:00): Young Madeleine (Coline Defaud) plays with a toy in her room. A camera zoom captures an individual — later revealed to be Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek) — approaching the home. Madeleine speaks briefly with her mother before the song cuts.
  • “La Boheme: Che Gelida Mania” by Enrico Caruso (00:09:00): The No Time to Die soundtrack music scores a bedroom sequence. Madeleine inquires about the late Vesper Lynd (Eva Green). She asks Bond to forgive her.
  • “No Time to Die” by Billie Eilish (00:23:00): Bond says goodbye to Madeleine. The No Time to Die song plays during the opening credits.
  • “Rastafari Way” by Teacha Dee (00:35:00): Bond drives through a Jamaican village. The song drops after a few seconds.
  • “Bam Bam” by Sister Nancy (00:25:00): Logan Ash (Billy Magnussen) introduces himself to Bond. Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) walks behind them and smokes a cigar. The song fades when Bond says that he is retired.
  • “Champion” by Buju Banton (00:36:00): Felix requests to speak privately with Bond. The No Time to Die soundtrack music scores a subsequent nightclub scene. Bond learns about the kidnapping of Valdo Obruchev (David Dencik), who has been tracked to Cuba.
  • “Money Up” by Shaggy feat. Noah Powa (00:37:00): Bond walks through a night club to buy a round of drinks. He bumps into a woman, who is later revealed to be the new 007, Nomi (Lashana Lynch). Bond tells Felix that Logan smiles too much.
  • “Love in the Arena” by Jah Buzz (00:38:00): Bond leaves a nightclub in Jamaica. He has car trouble and receives assistance from the woman he bumped into shortly before. The music fades as Bond receives a motorcycle ride.
  • “Cumbia de Buenaventura” by La Sonora Matancera (00:44:00): Bond arrives in Cuba for a CIA mission. The music fades as he spots Paloma (Ana de Armas) waiting in a restaurant.
  • “La Mulata Rumbera” by Cuban Jazz Legends (00:48:00): Bond and Paloma get a drink. The song plays in the background as the characters toast to Felix. Palamo drinks awkwardly as Bond grins.
  • “Incacho (Royal Anthem)” by Yma Sumac (01:09:00): Q (Ben Whishaw) prepares a meal at home. Bond and Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) knock at his door. The No Time to Die soundtrack music continues as the characters discuss Project Heracles.
  • “We Have All the Time in the World” by Louis Armstrong (02:26:00): Madeleine drives along the coastline. She tells her daughter, Mathilde (Lisa-Dorah Sonnet), about James Bond (who is presumably the girl’s father). The No Time to Die soundtrack tune scores the final moments and plays during the end credits.

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The No Time to Die soundtrack also includes:

  • “J’t’emmène au vent” by Louise Attaque
  • “Incidental 21” from The Wrong Trousers by Julian Nott
  • “Quiete Eterna” by Nunzio Vincenzo Paolicelli
  • “Hot Sauce” “Salsa Verde” by Chris Benstead
  • “Golpe de Arpa” by Andres Emilio Cartaya
  • “Ritmo de Mi Cuba” by Pio Leiva

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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