The theme song, “Golden Eye”, was written by Bono and The Edge of Irish rock band U2, and was performed by Tina Turner. The Swedish group Ace of Base were also involved at one point, producing a song also called “GoldenEye”.
The song was written especially for Turner by Bono and The Edge when they learned that she had been offered to sing the theme to the upcoming Bond movie, and the track was produced and mixed by renowned British producer/remixer/composer Nellee Hooper, best-known for his work with Massive Attack, Madonna, U2 and Björk.
The Golden Eye theme became one of the highest-charting hit singles of Turner’s career, reaching #10 on the UK Singles Chart and a Top 5 hit in most European countries. It was released as a cassette and CD single by Parlophone in the UK and Virgin in the US. Prominent DJ, David Morales, has performed a club remix of the song, while record producer Dave Hall has provided a more urban flavour on his remix, both versions were included on the European 4 track CD single.
“GoldenEye” was released on the original motion picture soundtrack and the following year it was included on Turner’s album Wildest Dreams. – MI6-HQ