Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – “Casino Royale Theme” – (1967)

The 1967 film Casino Royale was not an “official” James Bond movie. It’s a satire of James Bond films and it starred David Niven as James Bond and co-stars Peter Sellers and Orson Welles. It’s truly a bizarre movie. This theme music is an over-the-top 1960s swinging instrumental. It was actually a #1 for Alpert on the Easy Listening chart and a top 30 hit on the Hot 100. And every time I hear this song I think of the Saturday Light Live skit in which it was used where Will Forte and Peyton Manning dance to it in a locker room. I can’t find a video of it though.

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