Where were the songs? Sure, we got the dwarf songs in Bag End, but I really wanted to hear Fifteen Birds in Five Fir Trees. I understand that Wingnut wasn't making a live-action remake of the 1977 animated film, but, with the exception of "The Greatest Adventure," all of those songs were written by J.R.R. Tolkien and were in The Hobbit. Oh, well. I think that it would be a little difficult at this point to convince Peter Jackson and crew to rethink including those songs that I loved back in the day.
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My problem wasn't with the song missing, Jackson has never struck me as a fan of Tolkien's songs. But I did want to see a goblin say the line. It seemed like it would have been a small concession to big fans without going overboard with the entire song. Sadly, Jackson disagreed. Or maybe he is just saving it for the extended versions.
I wasn't too disappointed about the missing elf song (I always found it cheesy, though the animated movie may have ruined it for me) but I was definitely missing 15 Birds.
That said, we did get a version of the Goblin Town song sung by the Goblin King (it was listed in the credits as "The Torture Song").
We did get both dwarf songs in Bag End, though, which was nice.