There’s a wealth of memorable moments to be found within Peter Jackson’s massive Lord of the Rings trilogy. One of these moments comes in the third and final movie, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, when hobbit Pippin (Billy Boyd) is ordered to sing a song for the Steward of Gondor, Denethor (John Noble), to whom he volunteered his service. As Pippin sings his sad song, titled “The Edge of Night,” Denethor feasts away carelessly while his son Faramir (David Wenham) and his soldiers, who were sent into an impossible battle by the Steward, are met with waves of orcish arrows.
If you too are fond of this scene and Pippin’s song, depressing as it is, there’s some good news to be had today. It’s been announced that Billy Boyd will be semi-returning to Middle-earth by recording the end credits song for the third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
You can read more and check out Boyd singing “Edge of Night” in Return of the King below if you don’t remember it or just want to see it again.
The first two movies in the Hobbit trilogy, just like the three Lord of the Rings movies that came before them, also featured end credits songs. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ended with “Song of the Lonely Mountain” by Neil Finn, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ended with “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran.
It’s also worth note that, quite fittingly, “Edge of Night” was used in the teaser trailer for Battle of the Five Armies.
It will be fitting to have it all come to a close with one of the cast members singing the final end credits song, which will be titled “The Last Goodbye.” Boyd has musical experience well beyond the song he sings below, as well. The Scottish actor is in a band called Beecake, which fittingly got its name after his Lord of the Rings co-star and hobbit BFF Dominic Monaghan sent him a picture of a cake covered in bees.