My freinquaintance Mark Blankenship at New Now Next is in love with Adele's "Skyfall" theme. That crush is sweeping the internet though the song also has its "it's dull!" naysayers.
He's written a fun article but I wouldn't be so bold about predicting an Oscar to go along with the chanteuse's Grammy statues. For one thing you can hear iconic Bond underscoring and you know how the music branch loves to disqualify the best movie songs for stupid reasons or just not nominated the best ones even if they do qualify. (Moulin Rouge!'s über classic "Come What May" -- not that Adele's song is that caliber -- is an example of the former and Bruce Springsteen's Wrestler theme is an example of the latter.)
Here's Adele's song if you haven't yet committed it to memory.
I should stop being a killjoy about Oscar dreams and such a bitch about the music branch but it's impossible for me not to note the statistics -- it's a sickness! -- and they aren't promising. Oscar's music branch has been notoriously stingy about awarding this Original Song Bonanza of a Franchise. To date these are the only three Original Song Oscar nominees from 007 films (four if you count the non-official Bond film Casino Royale from the 60s since "The Look of Love" was nominated)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
"Live and Let Die" Paul & Linda McCartney (sung by Paul McCartney)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
"Nobody Does it Better" Marvin Hamlisch & Carole Bayer Sager (sung by Carly Simon)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
"For Your Eyes Only" Bill Conti & Michael Leeson (sung by Sheena Easton)
That statistic will shake your faith but it's not very stirring.