Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Carly Simon

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Every so often a song comes along that becomes the identity for another art form. In this case, our song today Nobody Does It Better became synonymous with the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. The song broke with tradition in that most theme songs from the James Bond films were titled with the name of the film.

The song was composed by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and of course was performed by Carly Simon. Nobody Does It Better received an Academy Award nomination, a Golden Globe nomination, and a nomination at the 1978 Grammy Awards.

It was Carly Simon’s longest-charting hit reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Simon has had numerous other hits like Anticipation, You’re So Vain and You Belong to Me, among others.

Carly Simon was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994, the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004, and Nobody Does It Better was honored by the American Film Institute as the 67th greatest song in their 100 year series.

This video has Simon performing with Marvin Hamlisch on piano.


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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - I remember that song but "You're So Vain" is the Carly Simon song I typically hear when I first see mention of her name.  

Jun 06, 2021 06:26 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, she had a lot of good songs.

Jun 06, 2021 10:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joseph,
I love that you are such a music aficionado and you share that with us.  Thank you!

Jun 06, 2021 06:38 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Carol. It has been fun.

Jun 06, 2021 10:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Joseph... no way that those of us of a certain generations wouldn't know and love this song by Carly Simon. The other one that is a classic is "You're So Vain."

Jun 06, 2021 06:40 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Not sure if she is still performing but she shows up in the news every so often.

Jun 06, 2021 10:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I didi not remember that Carly Simon sang this song for The Spy Who Loved Me.  Thank you for that memory nudge.  A

Jun 06, 2021 06:54 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

I am a James Bond fan. I have a lot in common with Bond, minus the fast cars, beautiful women, international travel and supervillians.

Jun 06, 2021 10:36 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hard to believe she was so shy that performing was difficult for her. Thanks for sharing  your love of music, Joseph. D

Jun 06, 2021 07:16 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Thanks Debb & Bernie.

Jun 06, 2021 10:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I'm a big fan of Nobody Does it Better and You're So Vain!!!

Jun 06, 2021 07:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Joseph,  Thank you for taking us down memory lane with an all-star artist.  I, too, really liked her songs.

Jun 06, 2021 07:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I definitely remember that Carly Simon tune.  . .And, of course, "You're So Vain."

Jun 07, 2021 06:49 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That's one heck of a song.  I own absolutely no Carly Simon records, but could sing it from beginning to end.  She's a legend. 

Jun 08, 2021 02:35 PM