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Favorite Five Fantasy Related Songs
Ok, I really don’t know what I was thinking with this topic! It seemed like a good idea at the time, haha. At first it was hard for me to think of songs and then the floodgates opened (thank goodness for movies!). So, here’s a few of my favorites, enjoy!
- ‘Ramble On’ by Led Zeppelin
This is probably such an obvious choice as it’s well-known (I think?) that Zep reference’s Tolkien quite a bit. There’s even a song by them called ‘The Battle of Evermore’ so…yeah.
- ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ by Queen
Ok, this is ALSO an obvious choice being from the Highlander soundtrack. Honestly, I could just make this list ‘Five Favorite Fantasy Related Songs by Queen’ because they have so many and I love Queen. Queen!!!
- ‘The NeverEnding Story’ by Limahl
Alright, look, I do like the movie (even though, having read the actual book now, I’m like ‘what is this????? why did they change so much????’). But I LOVE this song. It’s everything about the 80’s that I love from my childhood. ❤
- ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Eva Cassidy
So, obviously this song is much older, and was famously sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, but I just love Eva Cassidy’s version so much. Honestly, I just love Eva Cassidy.
- ‘Storybook Love’ by Willy DeVille and Mark Knopfler
I’m a huge fan of The Princess Bride and Mark Knopfler (of Dire Straights fame) did an amazing job on the score/soundtrack for that film. This song performed by Willy DeVille was at the end of the movie and it’s such a lovely note to end the story with.
That’s my five for this week! Phew! What are some of your favorite fantasy related songs? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
15 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Fantasy Related Songs”
This is such a cool post! I can’t think of any songs right now, but I love this post idea!
Ok I had no idea Ramble On referenced Tolkien!! What?? Also I just thought of another good Queen song, Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke😁
Oh yes! Queen has a lot of songs that reference fantasy, even before they did soundtracks, great pick, haha 😀
Oooh I love this topic! I came up with my 5 before reading yours and we didn’t have any overlap! I am going to do this post today 😀
Sweet! Looking forward to seeing it!
I LOVE these choices, Lisa! Lots of songs in my head now!
And now I have the Queen song in my head – which is good and bad – because I like the song but I’m really bad at lyrics so it’s driving me mad – and I also want to watch Highlander – but these books ain’t going to read themselves now are they. I suppose a film on in the background couldn’t really hurt….
Lol! Highlander is always a good choice. 🙂
I think my list would have been all video game songs haha. It’s such a creative topic, though, I love it! And I think I might join you for next week’s one? I love me some journey stories. 😀
Video game songs, I didn’t even think of that. I remember Final Fantasy had some good ones. Oooh, I hope you do, I’d love to see your list. 🙂
What a fun idea for a post!!! ‘Who Wants to Live Forever’ by Queen is one of my alltime fave songs & I am happy it made your list
Thanks! It’s such a great song!