Game for a song? Top 5 songs of hit series Game Of Thrones

English folk-pop star Ed Sheeran appears in season seven singing Hands Of Gold as an unnamed Lannister soldier. Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Ros making a cameo in season four of Game Of Thrones as wedding entertainers singing The Rains Of Castamer
Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Ros making a cameo in season four of Game Of Thrones as wedding entertainers singing The Rains Of Castamere.PHOTO: HBO
English folk-pop star Ed Sheeran appears in season seven singing Hands Of Gold as an unnamed Lannister soldier. Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Ros making a cameo in season four of Game Of Thrones as wedding entertainers singing The Rains Of Castamer
English folk-pop star Ed Sheeran appears in season seven singing Hands Of Gold as an unnamed Lannister soldier. PHOTO: HBO

Here are the top five songs of hit series Game Of Thrones, which have been recorded by top acts and spawned countless covers

Music has always played a significant role in Game Of Thrones, from the iconic theme by Iranian-German composer Ramin Djawadi to albums such as For The Throne, released last Friday and featuring original music by popular acts such as SZA, The Weeknd, Travis Scott and Ellie Goulding.

In the hit television series' story-line itself, the characters break out into songs that are popular in the fictitious kingdom of Westeros. These ditties are often more than incidental - they often have backstories that add to the show's depth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 01, 2019, with the headline 'Game for a song?'. Print Edition | Subscribe