The Alternative James Bond "Spectre" Song You've Never Heard

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English singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who won a Golden Globe for his Spectre theme song, says he was shocked to discover Radiohead had released a track they wrote for the James Bond movie.

Over the festive season, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke gave away a song the band had written for Spectre, which was never used.

Smith's effort, Writing's on the Wall, was ultimately used as the theme song, and the Stay With Me singer and his co-writer pal Jimmy Napes won the Best Original Song prize at the Golden Globe Awards for the track on Sunday night.

During a press conference after the show, Smith admitted he was thrown by the release of an alternate James Bond song, and had not heard it.

"Was I shocked?" he said. "I was a little bit surprised, not gonna lie, little bit surprised... but I actually haven't listened to it personally because I did the Spectre theme song."

Radiohead wrote on the track's Soundcloud.com page, "Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn't work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much."

Listen to Radiohead's "Spectre" below:

Smith was left amazed by his Globes win, telling E! News it came as a complete shock.

"I just didn't think it was going to happen tonight. We've been here just enjoying it, just looking at everyone, it's just weird ... It's not our world but we feel very welcomed, which is beautiful."

Listen to Sam Smith on iHeartRadio here.

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