Rita Coolidge's career hit an all time high when she got to perform this theme song to the James Bond movie Octopussy
. However, Coolidge was never a big fan of the song, as she felt the lyrics were never really finished.
The song was written by film composer John Barry and lyricist Tim Rice
, who both worked on the music for Octopussy
. Coolidge flew to London to record the song, and found that Rice was still working on the lyrics. "Even after we did the record, the song felt a little incomplete," she said.
Audiences did not share Coolidge's reticence, and the song was a hit. Bond themes are not literal, but written to capture the mood of the characters. This song is written from the perspective of a typical Bond girl who falls in love with 007 and finds herself on a thrilling adventure.