Five top tracks from a galaxy far, far away to stream through the Bluetooth speakers
1 The AsTeroid Field
This gorgeous arrangement is one of John Williams’ crowning achievements. Less iconic than the main theme and the Imperial March, perhaps, but the lilting music that accompanies the scenes where the Millennium Falcon sweeps through a seemingly unnavigable asteroid field causes our spirits to soar every time we hear it.
2 duel oF The FATes
The prequels were disappointing, but made worthwhile almost singlehandedly by Episode I’s climactic lightsaber battle and the extraordinary music underscoring it. The use of Sanskrit chants throughout gives the track a very different feel to anything else in the saga, but there are few Star Wars songs more dramatic and pulse-quickening – a perfect mirror to the blistering action on screen.
3 imperiAl mArch
Want to feel like a complete badass when walking into your own living room? Darth Vader’s menacing theme is the perfect choice. Just don’t get carried away and try to force-choke the cat when it’s playing.
4 The Throne room
On the other hand, if you want to feel like an insta-hero pop on the final track from A New Hope and swell with the pride of someone who’s just blown up a planet-obliterating battlestation. It’s the perfect accompaniment for those moments of everyday heroism, such as taking out the bins or making a particularly delicious dinner.
5 VicTory celeBrATion
A fierce debate raged recently in the SFX office over which was superior – the original Yub Nub tune that ended Return Of The Jedi or the “Victory Celebration” that ends the Special Edition. Clearly it’s the latter (though not everyone agrees), and it’s great to dance like an Ewok to.