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Licence to Kill Gladys Knight Song
"Licence to Kill"
Licence to Kill (Gladys Knight song).jpg
Standard international artwork (vinyl edition pictured)
Single by Gladys Knight
from the album Licence to Kill soundtrack
"Pam"
ReleasedMay 30, 1989[1]
RecordedSpring 1989
StudioTarpan Studios
(San Rafael, California)
Shakiji Inc.
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
Length5:15
LabelMCA
Jeffrey Cohen, Narada Michael Walden, Walter Afanasieff
Narada Michael Walden, Walter Afanasieff (asso.)
Gladys Knight singles chronology
"Loving On Borrowed Time"
(1986)
"Licence to Kill"
(1989)
"If I Knew Then What I Know Now"
(1990)
James Bond theme singles chronology
"The Living Daylights"
(1987)
"Licence to Kill"
(1989)
"GoldenEye"
(1995)

"Licence to Kill" is a 1989 song by Gladys Knight, written and recorded for the James Bond film Licence to Kill, also from 1989. It was written by Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen and Walter Afanasieff. Released as a single in May 1989, the song became a top-ten hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number six and becoming Knight's last charting solo single there. The song charted very strongly in Europe, peaking atop the Swedish Singles Chart for eight weeks (four chart periods at the time) and reaching the top five in seven other European countries. It also peaked at number 79 on Canada's RPM Top Singles chart but did not appear on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing

7" Single

  1. A. "Licence to Kill" - 4:11
  2. B. "Pam" - 3:50 (performed by Michael Kamen & The National Philharmonic Orchestra)

12" Single

  1. A. "Licence to Kill" (Extended Version) - 5:13
  2. B1. "Pam" - 3:50 (performed by Michael Kamen & The National Philharmonic Orchestra)
  3. B2. "Licence to Kill" - 4:11

Personnel

Charts

Cover versions

In 2017, musician and producer Fernando Perdomo collaborated with former Pink Floyd backing vocalist and Blue Pearl lead singer, Durga McBroom, recording the song for the multi-artist compilation album, Songs, Bond Songs: The Music Of 007.[22]

References

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  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 6429." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 6457." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
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  8. ^ "The Irish Charts - Search Results - Licence to Kill". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 29, 1989" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill". VG-lista. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Notowanie nr393" (in Polish). LP3. September 2, 1989. Retrieved 2019. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Gladys Knight - Licence to Kill". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Gladys Knight and the Pips Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Gladys Knight and the Pips Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1989" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Top 100 Singles - Jahrescharts 1989" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1989" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 1989" (in German). Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ "Songs, Bond Songs: The Music Of 007"

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