Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #81 – “Who Can You Trust,” from Spy


81. “Who Can You Trust,” from Spy


You don’t make a James Bond song unless you know what you’re doing. It’s not done often (Sonia Jones in Life of Brian, Weird Al in Spy Hard), but when it is, people come correct. This one… holy shit. This is when I knew this movie was actually gonna be really good, as opposed to the usual Melissa McCarthy fare. This song could be a James Bond song, it’s that good. It’s almost too good for this movie, which is what makes it so perfect. This is one of those songs you might have dismissed since it came out, but listen to it again — holy shit, right? That’s a legitimately great vocal performance and just a fantastic all-around song. And it’s five minutes. Which is incredible. They knew they had a great one here so they let it play all the way out. Good for them.

I’ll also point out, this point in the list is where you’re gonna start to see songs where you go, “Yeah, wow, that’s great. How come that’s not higher?” And trust me. When you start to see what’s gonna come after all these songs… you’ll realize why.

One response

  1. Honestly, “Who Can You Trust” (Spy) was superior to “Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre), the actual Bond theme from 2015.

    June 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm

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