Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #44 – “The Last Goodbye,” from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
44. “The Last Goodbye,” from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Ah, yes. The other Hobbit song. Sung by one of the original Rings actors, which adds a touch of beauty/sadness to it. Especially since he’s the one who sings in Return of the King during that battle before Denethor throws himself off the roof. And the song acts as a nice ballad for fallen soldiers while also as a nice farewell to Middle Earth. Because it’s clear — this is it. This is the last one. We’re done here. I know they’re trading off “Into the West” a lot, but I don’t care. It’s a beautiful song. And if you grew up with this franchise, as I did, there’s an extra layer of feeling with the whole thing.