" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic
used as the theme song to the film of the same name
. The song was originally released as a B-side
on the "Gump
" single, and was later re-released as its own single; however, it has never appeared on one of Yankovic's studio albums. The "Spy Hard" single featured only the song itself with no B-sides.
The following tracks are on the promotion single:
- "Spy Hard" (Theme from the Motion Picture Spy Hard) – 2:49
The opening title sequence to the actual film Spy Hard
is a parody of the title sequences from the James Bond
films designed by Maurice Binder
- specifically 1965's Thunderball
, complete with multiple colored backgrounds, silhouetted figures, and "wavy" text. The song itself was a parody of songs used during such James Bond title sequences, complete with an orchestra (conducted by Bill Conti
, who composed the music for the 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only
) and spy-themed lyrics.
An urban legend
states that during the recording of the theme to Thunderball
, Tom Jones
held the song's final note long enough to pass out; in this film, Yankovic holds it long enough to make his head explode. Originally, Yankovic had planned to loop the note to the required length, but in the studio, he discovered he was able to hold the note long enough that no looping was required.
During the music video, Yankovic interacts with the titles twice.... Read More