Top 10 Best Tolkien Inspired SongsMany musicians have been influenced by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Especially rock groups like Led Zeppelin and Blind Guardian. And we're ranking the best songs inspired by the father of modern fantasy.
The Top Ten
The most beautiful song on this list. You just can't beat that.
Incredible music, vocals and lyrics: "Nightfall quietly crept in and changed us all".
The song is based on The Silmarillion and is about Fëanor and his seven sons who mourn the destruction caused by Morgoth, including the slaying of Finwë, Fëanor's father. Fëanor and his sons swear to get revenge on him.
Yes, this is an awesome song released in 1990, way before the popularity created by the movie industry.
The song has several versions and I like the most a live version - from Tokyo Tales live album.
Plus all 22 songs from their concept album Nightfall in Middle-Earth, based on Tolkien's The Silmarillion. Morgoth, Feanor, Noldor, etc. - they are all portrayed in this album. The album cover art features Lúthien dancing in front of Morgoth.
A speed metal masterpiece inspired by the Lord of the Rings.
Probably my favorite song on this album - it's so emotional and dark. Mindblowing vocals by Hansi.
The song is about Maeglin who decides to betray Gondolin (The Silmarillion).
The Silmarillion. The song is about Turgon who builds the city of Gondolin, aided by Ulmo ("The Lord of Water").
One of the heaviest and most intense songs on this album and my favorite.
The song is about Morgoth and Ungoliant who fight for the possession of the Silmarils (The Silmarillion).
Probably the heaviest song on this album and again, my favorite.
Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about Fëanor and his anger.
It's based on Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
The most epic song on the album.
Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about Fingolfin riding to the gates of Angband to challenge Morgoth to a duel. Fingolfin wounds Morgoth seven times but is eventually killed.
No surprise, Blind Guardian covered this song. Great cover.
Great melody and vocals The song is about Maedhros from The Silmarillion.
A very pleasant Uriah Heep cover.
Also, Hansi named his 2nd band after the Uriah Heep album - Demons And Wizards.
Based on The Silmarillion. The song is about the Noldor's fate - a story told by Fingolfin.
Beautiful song, great vocals.