While the reviews for Sam Smith’s Bond movie theme song, Spectre, received mixed reviews from the critics, “Writings on the Wall” garnered a world record this week. The song became the first in the “James Bond” francise to land a number one in the UK. Additionally, Smith’s album The Lonely Hour has been the UK top ten for 69 weeks.
Smith was overjoyed with the news, saying: “This is so amazing! It’s such an honor to be recognized by Guinness World Records.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: ‘Sam Smith has had an incredible impact on the music industry since his debut album first hit the charts last year and the longevity of its stay is truly astonishing.
‘His second Guinness World Records title is equally as impressive as many talented artists for over half a century have tried and failed to write a James Bond theme and get it to the top of the charts, so what Sam has achieved will always be remembered in the record books.’