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Favourite piece of End Credits Music from the Middle-Earth Chronicles thus far
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Poll: Favourite piece of End Credits Music from the Middle-Earth Chronicles thus far
Enya-'May It Be' (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Emiliana Torrini-'Gollum's Song' (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)
Annie Lennox-'Into The West' (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Neil Finn-'Song of the Lonely Mountain' (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)
View Results (73 votes)
 

Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Dec 30 2012, 8:38pm

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Which did you like best?
Personally I love 'Song of the Lonely Mountain' from the latest Hobbit movie-it just has a great replayability value and a much lighter tone to it than the others. However, I also really like 'Gollum's Song'.

The other two just make me tear up every time (the Grey Havens scene doesn't help in RotK!)Laugh


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 30 2012, 8:44pm

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Into the West [In reply to] Can't Post

Love that song. Annie Lennox's voice is superb. 'nuff said.


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 30 2012, 8:48pm

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Into the West [In reply to] Can't Post

Followed by:

May it Be
Gollum's Song
Song of the Lonely Mountain


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 30 2012, 9:03pm

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I didn't listen to it all [In reply to] Can't Post

But I think I liked the Song of the Lonely Mountain better than Gollum's Song.

Everyone was ready to go before the song was over, but I quite liked what I heard.


imin
Valinor


Dec 30 2012, 9:11pm

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Gollum's Song [In reply to] Can't Post

Fits the movie ending the best and overall is the best song.

Next would be:
May it be - sounds good but kinda generic
Into the west - fits better than may it be but i dont really like it that much
Song of the Lonely Mountain - dont like his voice - sounds weak to me but i could imagine someone else making a good go at it. Perhaps i will like it more after a few more listens.


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Dec 30 2012, 9:15pm

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Yes Gollum's Song really goes well with the ending [In reply to] Can't Post

That last shot of TTT, slowly panning the camera upwards and arriving at Mordor was truly legendary.


dubulous
Rohan

Dec 30 2012, 9:56pm

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When I first heard Song of the Lonely Mountain, I didn't like it very much, perhaps partly because it's so different from any of the previous end credit songs, but it has grown on me and now I love it at least as much as any of the first three.

I picked May It Be, but it's very difficult to put the rest in any kind of order. Actually, I'm not even sure if I can say May It Be is my absolute favourite because I love all of the other ones too.



Magpie
Immortal


Dec 30 2012, 10:19pm

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Gollum's Song // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Starling
Half-elven


Dec 30 2012, 11:29pm

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It's Gollum's song for me [In reply to] Can't Post

That one has continued to grow on me more and more. It's got staying power.
If I hear May it Be again in my lifetime it will be too soon. Tongue


Kassandros
Rohan


Dec 31 2012, 12:15am

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Gollum's Song [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Gollum's Song
2. May It Be
3. Song of the Lonely Mountain
4. Into The West

I also note that my ordering of the LotR songs matches my ordering of the movies, roughly speaking. This is perhaps not a coincidence.


(This post was edited by Kassandros on Dec 31 2012, 12:15am)


Ref
Rivendell


Dec 31 2012, 12:24am

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RE: Radagast-Airwendil [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Into The West
2. May It Be
3. Misty Mountains
4. Gollum's Song


Eye's on Guard
Lorien


Dec 31 2012, 3:13am

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1. Into the West [In reply to] Can't Post

2. Song of the Lonely Mountain
3. May It Be
4. Gollum's Song

It's more like 1a - 1d, though.


Ardamírë
Valinor


Dec 31 2012, 3:36am

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It's more like 1a - 1d, though.


I think all the songs are very fitting for their films, and I like each of them very much.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Dec 31 2012, 5:14am

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You didn't include "In Dreams" [In reply to] Can't Post

It's really hard to choose, but I voted for "May it Be", partly because I've played it on my harp (along with "In Dreams") in church on several Christmas Eves over the past decade. The words sound like they could be a Christmas carol. Enya sings it too slowly, but I love the song.

I've also played "Into the West" and "Song of the Lonely Mountain" in my harp in church :-)


DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 31 2012, 10:05am

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In Reply To
Song of the Lonely Mountain - dont like his voice - sounds weak to me but i could imagine someone else making a good go at it. Perhaps i will like it more after a few more listens.


We've had 10+ years to listen to the other songs, and only 2 weeks for the new one. I like it in time, just not yet.


FrogmortonJustice65
Rivendell


Dec 31 2012, 3:53pm

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these songs are good, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

"In Dreams" > all of these songs


CathrineB
Rohan


Jan 1 2013, 10:10pm

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Between two [In reply to] Can't Post

Enya and Annie. "Into the West" got my vote though.


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Jan 2 2013, 10:38am

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Into the West [In reply to] Can't Post

It perfectly captures the elven journey to Valinor, as well as the mortal journey beyond death. Very pretty song with powerful lyrics.


FlyingSerkis
Rivendell


Jan 3 2013, 12:53pm

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Gollum's Song [In reply to] Can't Post

Closely followed by Into The West.


Eldineth
Registered User

Jan 6 2013, 6:43pm

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I like them all, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

I voted for Lonely Mountain. Though I think all the songs fit well their respective movies, the Lonely Mountain is it's the most "lively" of them.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 11:25pm

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Because it was the first [In reply to] Can't Post

and The Fellowship was actually life-changing for me... it's my favourite. I fall apart every time I hear the closing songs for FotR. Enya's voice, the lyrics and the song followed by In Dreams crawls right into my soul.

However, RotK's Into the West is right there next to it in impact and loving of it. The credit pics just kill me. So that, along with the song (lyrics especially) and the upheaval from the film's end... I'm a mess, fersher.

Neil Finn's Lonely Mountain song is great, but I like Thorin and the Dwarves' version better ;)

Two Towers is my least favourite. My favourite in opening scenes, least fav in ending music.


Silmaril
Lorien


Jan 8 2013, 11:02am

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...to find a song for heart and soul! [In reply to] Can't Post

1.Neil Finn (love it!, it's so positive, full of adventure!)
2.Annie Lennox (wonderful!)
3.Enya (i prefer Aniron!)
4.Emiliana Torrini (ok)


imin
Valinor


Jan 10 2013, 11:13pm

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Revise my order [In reply to] Can't Post

After quite a few more times listening to Song of the Lonely Mountain i am really liking it - his voice which was weak to me at first has come to sound good.

I would now order them.

1. Gollum's song
2. Song of the Lonely Mountain
3. May it be
4. Into the West.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Jan 11 2013, 1:15am

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I was pleasantly surprised at how well Finn's song worked at the end of TH:AUJ... when he was first announced I was all wth? and under-whelmed. But honestly I thought the piece and his performance were top shelf. Also it seems to me he's matured nicely over the years. Hopefully there's a second run in store for him.


HappyHobbitess
Rohan


Jan 11 2013, 9:48pm

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