#5 – Gladys Knight – “Licence to Kill” – (1989)

What I like about this song is that it sounds like any slow 80s pop song – but you can still tell it has a Bond influence. The soundtrack for this movie was actually pretty good, as it also contained a decent hit for Patti LaBelle that Celine Dion would later run up the charts. Annoyingly to Americans, the title of this song uses the British spelling of the word “license.” My spell check is furious. This is a good song, even though it sounded about four years older than it was at the time it was released.

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