Album: A-Tom-Ic Jones (1965)
Charted: 35 25
  • He always runs while others walk;
    He acts while other men just talk.
    They call him the winner who takes all;
    And he strikes like Thunderball

    He knows the meaning of success;
    His needs are more so he gives less.
    He looks at this world and once in all;
    Then he strikes like Thunderball

    Any woman he wants, he'll get;
    He will break any heart without regret

    His days of asking are all gone;
    His fight goes on, and on, and on.
    But he thinks that the fight is worth it all;
    So he strikes like Thunderball... Writer/s: JOHN BARRY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenThe great John Barry managed to write around the word "Thunderball," but 18 years later, the word "Octopussy" defeated him!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 21st 1965, the fourth James Bond film 'Thunderball" had its American premiere in New York City...
    The movie had its world premiere on December 9th in Japan? and in the United Kingdom on December 29th...
    On the day the movie premiered in N.Y.C. Tom Jones' "Thunderball" was at #41 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; just under a month later on January 16th, 1966 it peaked at #25 {for 1 week}...
    {See second post below}...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyConcerning the next post below; this appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' was the fourth time during 1965 that Tom Jones performed on the Sunday Night CBS-TV show...
    His debut on the 'Sullivan' show was on May 2nd when he sang "It's Not Unusual", and then on June 13th he was back to do "It's Not Unusual" again, plus he also did "Whatcha Gonna Do"...
    And his third time on the show during 1965 was on October 3rd, when he sang "With These Hands"...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 5th, 1965, Tom Jones performed "Thunderball" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    Six days later December 11th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #25 and it spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #10 in Canada and #35 in the United Kingdom...
    Was the 3rd of 12 soundtracks for James Bond movies composed by John Barry...
    R.I.P. Mr. Barry (1933 - 2011), Mr. Sullivan (1901 - 1974), and Mr. Jones, born Thomas John Woodward, will celebrate his 74th birthday this coming June 7th.
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