Rebel Ra­dio

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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.

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