Sam Smith Sets Chart Record With ‘Writing’s On The Wall’

Published: Friday 2nd Oct 2015 by David

If Sam Smith had hopes of surpassing his Brit-Pop sister Adele he’s well on his way to reaching his goal.

Why he’s done what the Grammy winning chart-topper failed to with her James Bond theme tune?

Epic news below…

A press release unveiled today reveals:

Sam Smith once again has made chart history by becoming the first ever artist to reach #1 in the UK Charts with a James Bond theme song.  His new single “Writing’s On The Wall“, the theme song to forthcoming Bond film SPECTRE, was released last Friday 25thSeptember and has since gone on to dominate the UK chart.  “Writing’s On The Wall” sky rocketed to the number one spot with combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies.

Yes, Smith is now the only artist in Bond’s history to top the British singles chart with a theme song penned in its honour!

His success with the single sees him outperform efforts made by the likes of Shirley Bassey, Alicia Keys, Tina Turner and the aforementioned Adele who scored critical acclaim when she released the number ‘Skyfall’ to support the Bond flick of the same name in 2013.

The release adds:

Sam told “It was such an honour to be asked to write and record Writing’s On The Wall and it’s incredible that it’s become the first Number 1 Bond theme song.  It’s been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara [Broccoli] and Sam [Mendes] to become part of this British legacy.  I couldn’t have done this without my fans – this is a special moment I’ll never forget.”
Of the previous 23 James Bond themes, only two have come close to topping the Official Chart; Adele’s Skyfall (2012) and Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill (1985) each peaked at Number 2.   “Writing’s On The Wall” becomes Sam’s fifth Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart; following La La La (with Naughty Boy), Money On My Mind, Stay With Me and Lay Me Down.   At 00.07 Monday 5thOctober, Global James Bond Day, Sam Smith will unveil the full music video for Writing’s On The Wall.
Exciting times!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan October 2, 2015

    Janet is #1 in the U.S!!!!
    Tinashe is climbing up as well with “Player” as it’s at #37 in the U.S!!!
    HASHTAG: #JanetsIMPACT #TinashesIMPACT 😀

    • Sweaterz October 3, 2015

      I have to agree that Janet’s new album is beyond my expectation. well done.

  2. King Mark111 /.\ October 2, 2015

    The reach from these writers to make every thing sound like a broken record.

  3. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans October 2, 2015

    I’ve recently noticed that his single, “Lay Me Down”, is very similar to Maxwell’s iconic return single, “Pretty Wings” (I love this song so much that if I never heard it again I might die. The committee finally got it right with the Grammy win for this gem right here). I’m here for Sam Smith and now that he’s lost a lot of weight and he has those s***, thick thighs, I’m starting to give him a second look….and I’m not apologizing for it. Oh, and he was in love with a black man that only saw him as a friend. Poor him and his unintentional mixed signals!

    • Cough Cough October 2, 2015

      Wow you’re pressed by Beyoncé FOREAL, foreal!!!!

  4. MsYonce October 2, 2015

    Samm do a postttttt about Rihanna posting inaccurate receipts once moreeee…..

  5. Everyone’s A Critic October 2, 2015

    That’s My Fave & my husband. Staying the charts without even breaking ground. The real hits are coming with album 2. The Writings On The Wall is lacklustre but his vocals are unmatched and that’s why he’s number one. What other male is on this level. People should take note. Whilst every other guy is rap singing Sam is actually SANGING. And slaying without a video.

  6. Musika October 2, 2015

    Great song but not Oscar deserving though. It sounds like a Sam Smith song not a ‘Bond’ soundtrack IMO

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