As I was taking in this final scene, I had that all too familiar nagging feeling. I knew I'd heard this song before, even though I never really had. Thankfully, it only took me a few moments of self reflection to realize that 'You Only Live Twice' featured the same sampling as the late-nineties smash 'Millennium' by Robbie Williams. In 1999, I probably heard Robbie Williams' take on the sampling only a few hundred times. Conversely, I had never encountered Nancy's version, even though it was the theme song to one of the Sean Connery Bond films. Nevertheless, I felt a little sheepish having not realized until this moment that the most iconic part of 'Millennium' was borrowed from another song 22 years its senior.
Below, I've posted videos to both songs. Listen to the two of them in succession to discover the music behind the sample: