Sam Smith's James Bond theme song 'Writing's On The Wall' makes Shirley Bassey trend on Twitter because people hate it

It's no Goldfinger

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Sam Smith’s James Bond theme song for the upcoming Spectre, Writing's on the Wall, has just dropped online and, unfortunately for him, the response has been lukewarm to say the least.

Many comparisons have been made to previous Bond songs as Smith’s has that huge, hackneyed orchestral sound. It sounds so much like other Bond songs that Shirley Bassey has started trending on Twitter, with people making unfavourable comparisons between the two.

Bassey sung the theme song for Goldfinger.

 “So just heard 'Writing's on the Wall'. Loved the instrumental, but the vocals kinda lacked something,” wrote user Alexander Maher. “Needed some Shirley Bassey style diva drama.”

Compared to some responses that was particularly nice, Eyerex wrote: The Bond theme by Sam Smith has to be the worst one ever "bring back Shirley Bassey”.

Listen to the song below and let us know what you think.

Spectre is due to be released in the UK on 26 October. Daniel Craig returns to his starring role, alongside new faces Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and Lea Seydoux.