7 Songs About Hobbits NOT By Leonard Nimoy


Erwin Beekveld, "They're Taking the Hobbit to Isengard"
In 2005 Dutch musician and photographer Erwin Beekveld made a murderously addictive earworm when he put together some electro dance music over samples from the Peter Jackson films called "They're Taking the Hobbit to Isengard." If you really like it, you can listen to it on a ten-hour loop.


Nightwish, "Elevenpath"
Nightwish's "Elevenpath" is what would happen if a 16-year-old girl who had just read the Mists of Avalon dropped acid and started writing poetry. It's basically every single fantasy trope rolled into one over a Motley Crue guitar riff. In spite of the hokiness it's a lot of fun, though, and Bilbo Baggins gets a name-drop in it.


The Great Luke Ski, "Stealing Like a Hobbit"
Ah the Great Luke Ski. I prefer MC Chris when it comes to geek-rap myself, but Luke is pretty cool. Of course the reason that Bilbo goes on the Quest of Erebor in the first place is as a thief. Though he isn't a criminal, all Hobbits are renowned for their stealth and ability to sneak. Ski links this to gangsta-rap shadings with an expertly done parody of Eminem's "Cleaning Out My Closet."

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bloodtears13
bloodtears13

Why they chose Blind Guardian's "Into the Storm", I do not know. That album has to do with the Noldor (elves) and Morgoth in the Silmarillion, and not Hobbits. They DID release a song called "The Lord of the Rings" and their songs "The Bard Song (In the Forest)"/"The Bard Song (The Hobbit) also mentions Hobbits lol I ofcourse don't expect a endless list, but I think 3 other important artists that have songs that includes mention of Hobbits are the Folk/New Age groups "Gandalf" & "David Arkenstone" and the metal band Summoning. I mean, I could go on for days but those are worth a mention ;) PS. Can't seem to figure out how to link this comment with my FB. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

LukeSki
LukeSki

Thanks for mentioning my song "Stealing Like A Hobbit" in your Hobbit song article! Any chance I can get you to change the YouTube video you posted to the real music video for "Stealing Like A Hobbit"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWHbX6kKu5s - Luke Ski

Jef Withonef
Jef Withonef

I considered them both, but I tried to keep it as directly "Hobbit" as possible.

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

Not directly "Hobbit"-related, but Rivendell by Rush is a personal favorite. Then of course there's the black metal band, Gorgoroth.

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

@bloodtears13 ""Into the Storm" sums up the same themes of covetousness that make up a large part of The Hobbit (Gollum's desire for the ring, Thorin's quest to reclaim his stolen treasure) by following Sauron's old master Morgoth and Ungoliant, the mother of all the giant spiders, as they assault Valinor and steal the three Silmarils. Death and destruction abound, and as the song says in foreshadowing, "We are following the will of the One.""But I'll look into the ones you mentioned. Thanks!

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