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Rock Songs for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Soundtrack

Top rock songs for an alternate soundtrack to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies
Arguably the greatest fantasy trilogy ever written, "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien, was also spun into some recent movie adaptations. While I enjoyed Enya's songs, and Howard Shore's soundtrack score, imagine a rock soundtrack for Frodo's journey to Mount Doom. Here is a list of songs for the rock musical soundtrack to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

12 - Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelen, the fellowship's journey through the Misty Mountains sung by Robert Plant.

11 - "Eye" by Smashing Pumpkins for Sauron, the Lidless Eye

10 - Ogre Battle - Queen, from the Queen II album, both for Sauron and his minions.
One great big eye has a focus in your direction, Now the battle is on...

9 - Crown and the Ring by Manowar. One of many Manowar tunes that could fit the Tolkien Trilogy.

8 - Nothing Else Matters - Metallica, because nothing else did matter except to get Frodo and the Ring to Mount Doom. Everything else was incidental, but more fun.

7 - Obsession by Animotion for Gollum, obsessed by his one ring.

6 - Precious by Depeche Mode, also for Gollum and "the precious" ring.

5 - Play with Fire by the Rolling Stones, for the Palantiri, the crystal balls for seeing, along with Styx - Crystal Ball.

4 - Beastie by Jethro Tull, for the Balrog of Moria …. "you shall not pass...!" A great scene from the first movie in the series, The Fellowship of the Ring.

3 - The Wizard by Uriah Heep. The best song ever penned about a wizard. For Gandalf and Radagast.

2 - Nightfall in Middle Earth by Blind Guardian. A band you may not have heard before, Blind Guardian have a dozen albums of fantasy-based songs. It's symphonic metal, it's melodic, and it's inspiring! Great music. Check it out, and read more about the band in : Blind Guardian Songs

1 - Rivendell by Rush is the ultimate "Lord of the Rings" song. From the Fly by Night LP (CD), this ballad is timeless and beautiful. 

Bonus Track: "Riders on the Storm" by the

, for the Black Riders (Nazgul), with "I Love the Dead" by Alice Cooper.

For the Hobbit (trilogy prequel) and Smaug: Dragons are Real by Magnum , from their 2007 CD "Princess Alice and the Broken Arrow" If you're a fan of fantasy based music, do check into Magnum for pop/rock, and Blind Guardian for a more metallic rock. Load and sync your MP3 song list to the Hobbit.

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