I kind of loathe the original version of the song, but I think this one is adorable.
Okay, so this doesn’t have to do much with anything except The Lord of the Rings and a parody of a Miley Cyrus song, but I think it’s too freaking hilarious not to share. I mean, “We came in like a mountain troll?”
Here are some of my favorite songs to get in the mood to write fight scenes. After all, we need music for working on every scene, don’t we? Please feel free to comment with your own “fight tune” suggestions, I can always use more!
My songs know what you did in the dark—Fallout Boy
This is a popular one and with good reason.
Rebel Beat—The Goo Goo Dolls
The rhythm and befittingly rebellious tone of this song make an excellent addition to any fight scene playlist.
The Might of Rome—Hans Zimmer
From the Gladiator soundtrack, this is one of my top favorites, particularly the first half.
Seven Devils—Florence + The Machine
Though it may not have a very “up” beat, I think the words have a destructive flavor that make it perfect for writing conflicts.
Hall of Fame—The Script
There is an indomitable spirit to this song that brings to mind moving stars and leveling mountains.
A good one about finding courage and facing your fears.
Breath of Life—Florence + The Machine
This song played at the end credits of Snow White and the Huntsman and is supposed to be an impression of Queen Ravenna and her internal suffering. I especially like the chorus and think it portrays a hard-fought struggle which makes it my last, but not least, addition to my fight scene playlist.
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I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…
Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her harshly for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…
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“Many great experts have dissected Wagner’s Ring Cycle. For the benefit of other great experts…”~Anna Russell
I don’t now if I’ve ever mentioned that I am a fan of opera. No, really, it’s very enjoyable. If you can understand what the heck is going on. There’s repeated times where us mere mortal everyday opera goers find ourselves thinking “wait, who just died?” or “when did they fall in love?” Well, dear Anna Russell understood this problem and so gives us a musical Cliff’s Notes version of Wagner’s 20-hour opera in ten minute intervals. (This opera is, by the way, based off Norse mythology, which is in of itself very cool.)
Since I seem to be posting a lot of stuff from YouTube lately, I decided to stick with the tradition. Here’s another “Call Me Maybe” parody I found via Twitter. It’s a hilarious pro-indie bookstore piece and I think it’s definitely post-worthy!