‘Goldfinger’ was the title song from the 1964 James Bond film. Composed by John Barry and with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, the song was performed by Shirley Bassey for the film's opening and closing title sequences, as well as the soundtrack album release. The single release of the song gave Bassey her only Billboard Hot 100 top forty hit, peaking in the Top 10 at number eight. In the United Kingdom the single reached number 21. Bassey initially had issues with the climactic final note which necessitated her slipping behind a studio partition between takes to remove her brassiere.