I've been trying to vid LotR as something of a break from dealing with Cylons and Presidents and Metaphors, oh my, but *man*, I can't do it. I cannot, in good conscience, vid the Sons of Gondor to "Overcome."
It's actually too much melodrama. It's whingy and overwrought and wanky like burning (in a way that isn't also hellaciously funny). It's actually more self-indulgent than the Norrington "Hallelujah" vid (which, don't get me wrong, I love a lot because it's my baby and it accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish and it's Norrington and Rufus Wainwright *and* I got to make myself giggle with the incestuous nature of the song choice) and I am so, so ashamed.
The Rohirrim? Easy. They rock hard and they rock long and they ROCK THE FUCK ON! They're here to chew bubblegum and kick some ass and darlings, they are all out of bubblegum. Rock songs. With like, crazy mad guitar solos on the edges of dramatic cliffs with swooping crane shots and suchlike and yeah, sure, whatever, they have that Anglo-Saxon wacky melancholy note under the ROCKING THE FUCK ON but mostly there is rocking. And kicking ass.
Why yes, I have in fact been listening to Bon Jovi and GNR and CCR and it makes me sad that I can't associate Gondor with rocking quite that hard.
Oh, now I feel the need to watch all the Rohan bits of TTT and RotK.
ETA: I provisionally retract what I have said. I think Alice in Chains might work for Boromir! Woo!