Billie Eilish sees streams of her No Time To Die theme song PLUMMET

Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die theme song has just 6,100 streams less than two weeks on from movie premiere despite Bond song hitting highs of 10.6m plays after its 2020 release

Streams of Billie Eilish’s theme song for the latest James Bond instalment No Time To Die have plummeted, according to reports.

Writing in his Showbiz 411 column on Sunday, Roger Friedman claimed: ‘The languid record sold just 6,100 copies last week all streaming, almost no downloads.’ 

However, upon its February 2020 release, 19-year-old Billie’s song was a hit, scoring the biggest opening week of all time for a Bond theme and slotting straight into the number one position on the UK’s Official Singles Chart while racking up 10.6 million streams.

Plummeting: Streams of Billie Eilish’s theme song for the latest James Bond instalment No Time To Die have plummeted

Record-breaking: However, upon its February 2020 release, 19-year-old Grammy winner Billie’s song was a hit, scoring the biggest opening week of all time for a Bond theme

Suggesting the significant drop-off in streams is due to No Time To Die’s much-delayed release in the wake of the pandemic, Friedman added: ‘The release of the film didn’t do anything to revive the theme song by Billie.

‘Originally released in February 2020 and not much of a hit, the producers should have replaced it during the hiatus or asked for a livelier remix.’ 

MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Spotify for comment. 

However it’s not just the Daniel Craig-fronted blockbuster’s theme song that Friedman fears for. 

Explanation: The significant drop-off in streams is likely due to No Time To Die’s much-delayed release in the wake of the pandemic (pictured: Billie in the Bond theme’s music video)

Impressive: A week after its February 2020 release, Billie’s Bond track had earned 90,000 chart sales and 10.6 million streams, according to NME 

He also noted that despite a strong start at US cinemas, with No Time To Die already taking in ‘just over $56 million’, ticket sales are likely to slow as ‘Cineplexes plan to cut back to fewer showings of the film next week’.

A week after its February 2020 release, Billie’s Bond track had earned 90,000 chart sales and 10.6 million streams, according to NME.

The hit-maker was just 18 when she recorded the track, making her the youngest ever performer to take on the Bond theme.

The most successful Bond song of all time was Adele’s 2012 hit Skyfall, which not only became a best selling single with 1,110,516 sales but also won an Oscar.

Elsewhere, Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall (2015) earned 765,592 sales and Chris Cornell’s You Know My Name (from 2006’s Casino Royale) reached 316,543 sales.

Not bad! No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, debuted in the US with $56M with a total $313.3M globally

Great reviews! It currently has a ‘certified fresh’ 84% critic approval rating (out of 289 reviews) and an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

No Time to Die, the 25th film in the James Bond franchise, debuted with a total $313.3M globally. 

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s spy flick starring Craig and Lashana Lynch fell slightly below expectations in the US, where it was predicted to rack up $60M-$70M however only brought in $56M despite its $250M–$301M budget.

No Time to Die – co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge – centers on the former MI6 agent aka 007 after being retired for five years.

It currently has a ‘certified fresh’ 84% critic approval rating (out of 289 reviews) and an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

No Time to Die also features Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Billy Magnussen, and Ana de Armas.

Curtain call: No Time to Die – co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge – centers on the former MI6 agent aka 007 after being retired for five years

Ensemble: No Time to Die also features Rami Malek (pictured), Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, and Ana de Armas

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