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The Man with the Golden Gun is the
soundtrack for the 9th James Bond film of the same
The theme tune was performed by Lulu, composed by John Barry, and the
lyrics to the song were written by Don Black. Alice Cooper claims
his song The Man With The Golden Gun was to be used by the
producers of the film until it was dropped for Lulu's song instead.
Cooper's song appears on his album Muscle of Love.
Composer John Barry considered the theme tune and score to be
among the weakest of his contributions to the series: "It's the one
I hate most... it just never happened for me." 
Certainly the title song is notable for having especially
suggestive lyrics, and during a TV celebration for the 40th
anniversary of the series, Lulu's performance was introduced with
reference to its being the raunchiest of all Bond songs. For the
first time, the song's end theme is not a straight reprise of the
opener, as it begins with different lyrics (subsequent films
followed suit with variations in arrangement, ahead of a new
practice of using a different song altogether).
The film was also the first to drop the distinctive plucked
guitar from the Bond theme heard over the Gun Barrel sequence - in
all subsequent John Barry Bond scores, this theme would be heard on
strings and trumpet. Not present on the album but heard in the film
is a brief reprise, for recognition purposes, of the Live and Let Die theme
when a character (Sheriff JW Pepper) from the previous film
reappears. The next three Bond films would wittily feature excerpts
from the familiar music of other films, too (though classics rather
than Bond films), while On Her
Majesty's Secret Service had included a
janitor character whistling the theme from Goldfinger as an in-joke.
The popular song "Mindfields" by The Prodigy (released on The Fat of
the Land) features a specific part of 'Hip's Trip'. Barry gave
the band permission to do so.
- "The Man with the Golden Gun (Main Title)" – Lulu
- "Scaramanga's Fun House"
- "Chew Me in Grisly Land"
- "The Man with the Golden Gun (Jazz Instrumental)"
- "Getting the Bullet"
- "Goodnight Goodnight"
- "Let's Go Get 'Em"
- "Hip's Trip"
- "Kung Fu Fight"
- "In Search of Scaramanga's Island"
- "Return to Scaramanga's Fun House"
- "The Man with the Golden Gun (End Title)" – Lulu
- ^ Barry, John (interviewee). (2006). James
Bond's Greatest Hits. [Television]. UK: North One