Ronson Confirms Winehouse Bond Theme

Seems the tabloids had it right: Mark Ronson told BBC 6 that he and Amy Winehouse are working on a theme for Quantum of Solace and “hopefully, it will get used.” I think that Barbara Broccoli and company should just hire Amy to do all of their movies, making her the Shirley Bassey of the new millennium. They’d be fools to not use her, given her current million-selling, Grammy-winning profile. Her Bond theme will be an event in and of itself.

Meanwhile, Winehouse has been seen about town with someone who looks right out of Weird Science.

Madonna extends her No. 1 reign to two weeks, and Sam Sparro and Estelle hold their runners-up positions. However, new this week is Wiley‘s “Wearing My Rolex,” the kind of repetitive techno dance song that could only be a top 10 hit in Europe. Could this be the “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” of 2008?

Meanwhile, this week also sees Will.i.am hit No. 8 with his solo release, “Heartbreaker,” featuring Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole (who is doing everything in her power to convince us she’s Nicole Scherzinger in the video). And there’s an utterly forgettable Scouting For Girls track hanging out at No. 10.

1. Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake – 4Minutes
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2. Sam Sparro – Black & Gold
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3. Estelle ft. Kanye West – AmericanBoy
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4. Wiley – Wearing My Rolex
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5. September – Cry For You
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6. Flo Rida ft. T-Pain – Low
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7. Usher ft. Young Jeezy – Love InThis Club
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8. Will.I.Am ft. Cheryl Cole – Heartbreaker
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9. Duffy – Mercy
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10. Scouting For Girls – Heartbeat
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In other news:

  • The full Glastonbury lineup has been “leaked,” and damn, that’s a lineup. (Shakin’ Stevens? Come on now!) So why aren’t tickets selling?
  • The new album from Alex Turner‘s side project, The Last Shadow Puppets, has hit No. 1. (BBC)
  • Damon Albarn will release an album featuring “130 musicians.” (NME)
  • Coldplay is giving away the first single off their new album.(BBC)
  • McFly, who had the No. 2 song on Anglophenia’s Best of 2007 list, has been dropped by their label?!?!? (Guardian)
  • Charlotte Church takes her little Ruby out for a walk. (Daily Mail)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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