James Bond routinely saves the world, and Adele has saved the music industry - or at least kept it on life support by selling over 20 millions copies of her Grammy grabbing sophomore album 21 around the world.
So it stands to reason the the two British belters would wind up in each other's company, and Adele's theme song to the Sam Mendes-directed Daniel Craig-starring Skyfall, which opens in theaters Nov. 9, was released tonight at midnight, UK time.
That means you can hear the classy, soaring with strings "Skyfall" below, and naturally, buy it at iTunes, where the smart money says it will soon be selling at a record pace. On a couple of listens, the song co-written with Paul Epworth sounds pretty memorable and Bond-worthy to me, as it earns its grandeur and rises to a cut above, say, Madonna's "Die Another Day" or Jack White and Alicia Keys regrettable "Another Way To Die" from 2008's Quantum of Solace - if not up to Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger" heady heights. You done good, Adele.