Youtube Of The Day – Leonard Nimoy – The Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins

Preston, England
October 23, 2015 2:29am CST
This may just be the worst song ever recorded and the worst pop video of all time. This is no idle boast. Leonard Nimoy’s Star Trek captain and friend William Shatner recorded some dire songs too, including an appalling version of the Beatle’s Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, but Nimoy’s warbling is unbelievable. The video shows Nimoy being quite relaxed in his efforts to avoid his TV-character type-casting while dancers in pixie ears look as if they are offering a crude parody of the half-vulcan Spock rather than elves or hobbits. At least his take on Tolkien’s The Hobbit is shorter than any of than the Peter Jackson movies. Arthur Chappell
Sometimes, a body gets a hankering that only Leonard Nimoy singing about hobbits while surrounded by 60's pixie chicks can sate. Fortunately, we live in a wo...
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@Tita417 (1250)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Oct 15
Truly wqierd song. I can't imagine he went for it. but I like him in Star trek
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• Preston, England
23 Oct 15
It is very 1960's but seen as embarrassing of him even then
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@Tita417 (1250)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Oct 15
@arthurchappell I'm pretty sure he was embarrassed by it too
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• Preston, England
23 Oct 15
@Tita417 I know I would have been
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Oct 15
I have seen this video not too long ago.. and yes it was quiet weird.. I am glad he didn't pursue trying to be a top 10 artist. I am glad he continued on as Spock. ~Live Long and Prosper!
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
23 Oct 15
@arthurchappell I agree.. I am a big trekkie or trekker or whatever they tell us we are to call ourselves... A fan! I am a big fan.. and I was very upset to learn of his passing.. I thought he'd be with us for a maybe another movie or two. :(
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
23 Oct 15
As you said the worst song ever recorded and the worst pop video i ever seen in my life lol!. have a great day.
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• Preston, England
23 Oct 15
it makes it strangely enjoyable somehow
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
23 Oct 15
@arthurchappell yes as you said it is enjoyable haha in strange lol!
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 Oct 15
He had a wry sense of humor, maybe he was trolling the world
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@LadyDuck (118653)
• Switzerland
23 Oct 15
Oh my goodness, this is really a bad video and a stupid song.
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