Music from the US – Billy Joel

This is Billy Joel performing “The Longest Time” in London in 1984. The song starts at 2:30 but the beginning is worth watching, too. :)

Music from the UK – Henry Hall

Henry Hall was a british musician who was active from the 1920s to the 1950s. This is a recording of Henry Hall singing “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” accompanied by the BBC Band Orchestra.

It has a very catchy melody, but it is weird and a little bit creepy.

Music from the US/Puerto Rico – José Feliciano

“Light my fire” is one of José Feliciano’s most popular international hits. It is originally by “The Doors” and was at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for three weeks an re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968 following the success of José Feliciano’s version of the song.

Music from the US – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

“Man on Fire” is a song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

You can read more about them, and listen to another one of their songs here.

I like the deep lyrics aswell as the dynamic sound. When listening to the song with headphones you can really hear the stereo mixing.

Music from Middle-earth – Thorin and the Dwarves

I just came back from watching “The Hobbit” and I really liked the dwarves’ song… So here it is! It’s a pretty long edit, but the song is amazing and I could listen to it even longer. ;)

The song is called “Misty Mountains (Cold)” and was composed by Howard Shore, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, and is sung by Thorin and the dwarves in the film.

And here is “May it be” by Enya. I thought this shouldn’t miss when writing about the Lord of the Rings. :)