Nobody Does It Better Week 85

Nobody does it better than Carly Simon, who rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records and for my money she is the best, at least that’s the way I’ve always heard it should be. I have always waited in Anticipation for her new music to come out, but maybe it is because I’m so vein. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, won 2 Grammy Awards, and has been called one of the quintessential singer-songwriters of the ‘70s. Stop by the MM Music challenge today and listen to her lovely voice, better yet join in on the fun.

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Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music and Carole Bayer Sager wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Nobody Does It Better’, which was the theme for the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.  In 1977, this song charted #7 in the UK and #2 in the US spending three weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100 and it went to #1 on the Easy Listening chart.  Carly Simon sang this and she released it on her The Spy Who Loved Me Soundtrack album.  Unlike all previous Bond songs except Dr. No, this one isn’t named after the movie, and the film isn’t even mentioned in the chorus, but the film title is mentioned in the first verse, “But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me is keepin’ all my secrets safe tonight.”  Hamlisch and Bayer Sager didn’t write the song for the movie, but producer Richard Perry…

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