The James Bond theme music is now iconic, but that famous “dun duh duh dun duh duh duh” almost ended up in a different movie. Tony-nominated composer Monty Norman, who did the score for Dr. No, wrote some original Caribbean-inspired tracks that would appear in the movie — but for the famous intro theme, he turned to a piece of music he had already written, a snippet from a musical-theater adaptation of the V.S. Naipaul novel A House for Mr. Biswas. The song didn’t make it into the Mr. Biswas play, so Norman decided to turn it into the Bond theme by adding electric guitar and a funkier sound, as arranged by John Barry. Barry’s orchestra recording of the song became the well-known version — even though Barry was paid only £200 for his work.