signal strennnngth question: when does thorin hear the Total Eclipse of the Heart song for the first time and when does he begin associating it with Bilbo?
He already was totally into Total Eclipse of the Heart and has no idea when he first heard it because that song is everywhere. He only associates it with Bilbo when they fight for the first time and Thorin does not know how to do things quietly and without drama so he sings it under Bilbo’s window.
Thorin probably made Bilbo a mix tape and Bilbo had to sit there listening to it just thinking “this is awful. every one of these songs is terrible. oh god he looks so hopeful how can I tell him it’s awful.”