Sam Smith Was 'Surprised' by Radiohead's 'Spectre' Theme Song

Sam Smith
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Sam Smith attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. 

The good news: Sam Smith won a Golden Globe for his James Bond theme "Writing's On the Wall" over the weekend. But it wasn't the only Spectre song out there. 

Chatting with press after his win, a reporter asked Smith, “Were you shocked when Thom Yorke released a Spectre theme song on Christmas Day?,” as seen in a video obtained by Variety.

Listen to Radiohead's Unreleased James Bond Theme 'Spectre'

After first appearing to not know who Thom Yorke is (with co-writer Jimmy Napes prompting him by whispering "Radiohead"), Smith responded, “Not going to lie, a little bit surprised, but I haven’t listened to it personally because I did the Spectre theme song."

The clip below, via Variety.

Has Sam Smith listened to Radiohead's #Spectre theme song...

Has SAM SMITH listened to Radiohead's "Spectre" theme song? #GoldenGlobes

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And here's Smith's Spectre theme song.  He'll find out if he gets an Oscar nomination for the tune on Thursday.

h/t NME

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