Category: Interviews

Carole Bayer Sager Discusses Her Extraordinary Life

Someone brought this clip up to Carole recently and we thought we’d share it with you

A snippet from a few years ago


WSJ-A look back at “Nobody Does It Better”

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal looks back on the theme song to the James Bond movie

Read the full article at

The Secret Agent in Carly Simon’s ‘Nobody Does It Better

The singer, the lyricist Carole Bayer Sager and others look back on the Bond theme for ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’—and the duality of James

an excerpt from the article:

In the fall of 1977, Carly Simon’s sultry rendition of “Nobody Does It Better” rose to No. 2 on Billboard’s pop chart, casting James Bond in a new light.

Written by Carole Bayer Sager (words) and Marvin Hamlisch (music) for “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the Bond theme was the first to be titled differently from the movie.

As 007 fans await “No Time to Die”—delayed until November but already teased with a theme by Billie Eilish—Ms. Bayer Sager, Ms. Simon, pianist Michael Omartian and arranger Richard Hewson revisited their hit. Last year, Ms. Bayer Sager received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Johnny Mercer Award; Ms. Simon’s most recent book is “Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie.”

Later in the article…

Ms. Simon: As I recorded my vocal, I imagined how the movie would start. Bond films always had plenty of action before the theme song came on.

I also felt Carole’s female perspective in the lyrics. They fit me perfectly. Adding “James, you’re the best” was the perfect homage.




Good Day LA: Carole’s interview

“Carole Bayer Sager has had a very successful career that spans five decades. She has written more than 400 songs and among them are some of the greatest hits of pop culture. ‘Arthur’s Theme’, ‘Midnight Blue’, ‘That’s What Friends Are For”


Oprah: Carole’s appearance on “Super Soul Sunday”

Oprah Winfrey talks with Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole Bayer Sager about her legendary career, the stories behind some of her biggest songs and her ability to touch others through her artistry.



Photo Credit: Harpo, Inc. Huy Doan


Photo credit: Harpo, Inc. / Huy Doan

Episode Clips:



Live with Kelly: Carole talked about her book with Kelly and Sam Champion

Carole Bayer Sager talks about her book, “They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir” in this extended interview.


Whole show on YouTube:

LA Times: Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager talks about her candid new memoir

Released Oct. 18 by Simon & Schuster, “They’re Playing Our Song” is an exceptionally candid memoir goes behind the scenes of her success to describe the fear and insecurity Sager says she’s experienced throughout her life, first as a girl growing up with an intensely critical mother and later as an artist involved both creatively and romantically with a series of powerful men.

Wall Street Journal: At Home with the Hitmakers

So what if Burt Bacharach was a narcissist? What was that failing next to his bright blue eyes, salt-and-pepper hair and sexy voice? Joanne Kaufman reviews “They’re Playing Our Song” by Carole Bayer Sager.

CBS Sunday Morning News: They’re Playing Her Song

Carole was on CBS’ Sunday Morning News

The interview is here on YouTube

The full interview is available via Vimeo (click on the link to watch it on Vimeo’s site)


KTLA Interview at William Turner Gallery

Songwriter to the stars Carole Bayer Sager cuts her snack food cravings by painting.

Lu Parker reports on KTLA News at 10 on Sept. 16, 2014.

Source :

Santa Monica Opening on KABC TV

Carole Bayer Sager Art Opening at William Turner Gallery – KABC TV
George Pennacchio’s interview with Carole at the William Turner Gallery

Carole Bayer Sager / Charlie Rose Interview

Carole is interviewd by Charlie Rose

Carole Bayer Sager