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Sometimes a writer is inspired enough to create an interesting, timeless, and lovable character to win the hearts of readers everywhere.

And then sometimes that character inspires a song-writer to pay musical tribute. Here are my top favorite songs based on famous fictional characters.

5) Fett’s Vette

Not being a very hard-core Star Wars fan, however, many of the smaller allusions to Fett’s story makes it hard for me to follow a long, and so harder for me to list it any higher than #5. #4, however…

4) Wassup Holmes.

An easy joke? Yes. But you can’t hate it just because you’re jealous that you didn’t think of it first. It’s a solid 4. But now? Let’s go.

3) Captain Picard

Try not getting this one stuck in your head. I dare you.

2) The Ultimate Showdown

Does this count? I don’t know. But I love it regardless.

1) The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

If you thought I wouldn’t include this one you’re crazy. I mean, just look at it. Leonard Nimoy and a bunch of crazy dancing girls. Beauty.

And as a bonus, check this out. That’s what I get for looking for Picard songs.

17 Responses to “Top 5 Songs Based on a Fictional Character”

  1. on 03 Oct 2008 at 11:37 am Gregory

    Great post! I’m pretty obsessed with net culture so I’ve heard a lot of these songs before. Ultimate Showdown (and the band behind it, Lemon Demon) is one of my favorites. I first heard Picard’s song on

    As for Bilbo, maybe it’s my relative youth but I think I prefer Flight of the Conchords “Frodo, Don’t Wear the Ring.”

  2. on 05 Oct 2008 at 10:33 am Jiff Mason

    Excellent post due! Excellent.


  3. on 05 Oct 2008 at 10:41 am Matt

    Honorable mention?

  4. on 05 Oct 2008 at 11:00 am thanatos

    Gotten a lot of airplay, these have? I’ve only heard 2 of them – one I have on vinyl and the other was on teh internets.

    Where the hell is ‘Snoopy and the Red Baron’ or its xmas sequel? ‘Charlie Brown’? ‘Black Blade’? ‘Arthur’s Theme’? (yeah, technically theme songs shouldn’t count, but this one was actually on the Billboard charts not just some damp corner of the interweb) ‘Doctor in Distress’? ‘Dalek I Love You’? ‘Nosferatu’? ‘King of Pain’? ‘Star Trekkin’?

    This list could use some work

  5. on 05 Oct 2008 at 11:08 am Peter Hirschberg

    What about Pac-Man Fever? :-)

  6. on 05 Oct 2008 at 12:19 pm Greg Ellis

    has anyone ever heard of Springsteen’s the Ghost of Tom Joad?!!!????? Shit.

  7. on 05 Oct 2008 at 12:32 pm Cole

    Is Pinball Wizard not about a fictional character?

  8. on 05 Oct 2008 at 12:55 pm thebigo

    Its a shame that The Ghost of Tom Joad is not on this.

  9. on 05 Oct 2008 at 2:40 pm Phil

    Harvey Danger has a great song called “Carlotta Valdez” about the dead woman that Jimmy Stewart’s character wants Kim Novak’s character to impersonate in the movie “Vertigo”. The album is “Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?”

  10. on 05 Oct 2008 at 5:41 pm Mitch

    Whoa, whoa, whoa.

    What about Tom Joad?

  11. on 05 Oct 2008 at 5:58 pm evan


  12. on 06 Oct 2008 at 12:55 am justin

    Someone ruined Fette’s Vett by Mc Chris. WTH

  13. on 06 Oct 2008 at 9:54 pm Melody

    Wow… Nimoy claims that he just was trying to support his family, but seriously…

  14. on 06 Oct 2008 at 11:03 pm soundsgirl

    LOL!!!!!!! jean luc..picard…..makeitso makeitso. i failed. it’s in my head. i got the Flight of the Concord’s Frodo song here. LOL. Great list!!!

  15. on 07 Oct 2008 at 5:53 pm Karen

    I know, I know. These are just my 5 favs, I could never assemble them all (without crashing someone’s browser – and it’d be even harder to rank them)

  16. on 14 Oct 2008 at 3:16 pm Itara

    this should be mentioned
    in case no one else has seen it.

  17. on 12 Nov 2008 at 8:30 am Melody

    LOL. I forgot to put this in my comment before, but we shouldn’t forgot the awesome “One Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII

    Here’s a performance of the work:

    Best work to feature an orchestra, rock band, choir, and Latin.

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