Best was the first theme from Dr No.
Aha did not chart in the US after Living Daylights, nor did that song. Sure, #1 in Norway many times in a foreign language. Got gig on strength of MTV and Take on Me (still fine ditty).
Tom Jones had "She's a Lady" (decade after Thunderball), oh, oh, oh...hardly What's New Pussycat or It's Not Unusual (before Thunderball). Bond theme was just last gasps before permanent Vegas residence.
Sam Smith? No idea who he is. His discography seems thin before and after.
Paul McCartney, simply stinks post Beatles. Self Groovyish Pop, a mere Salieri to John's Mozart. Duets, oh gawd no. Don't make me recall them (like disco). Next you'll say Genesis improved after Peter Gabriel.
Chris Cornell? Don't make me mock (or Google for stats). Surprised a Boy Band K-Pop isn't next modern Bond theme.
Sheryl Crow charted before 1997, then maybe a Kid Rock duet later. But silly and usurped by next girl-songstress, really, mostly on autopiliot.
Adele had three #1 before Skyfall. Couple No. ones after. Still a downturn...even Regan beat his zero-year curse. But Adele was always too strange for my Boomer interest. Pipes without talent. Has GaGa done a Bond Theme? No, cause she knows the curse is all-powerful.
Sheena Easton was #1 before a weak Bond Theme, years of fluff after.
Tina Turner is great before, gone after Golden Eye. When did she die...oh my, she's still alive in 2023?!? That's something.
Anyone can pay to be #1 in Holland. US charts are only way I'm ever going to hear the work. Do I care what eight billion other humans desire? Nope. What is existence w/o self? Nothing truly matters anymore (Queen & overrated).