Like it or not, the Internet is full of those who wish “May the 4th be with you”.
So in honor of the greatest movie trilogy of all time, we are looking back at the disco-fied Song Star Wars theme song that ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1977 version.
Created by, Pennsylvania born producer Meco – and from an album titled (no joke) Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk – Chic take this emblematic theme of John Williams is one of the greatest instrumental hits of all time. It is also one of the most often overlooked parts of Star Wars lore (pornographic Jetsons cover art is partly to blame for that).
Consider this: A marathon 10 hours of music Mos Eisley cantina band – part of which is interpolated in the disco theme of Star Wars – has 3 million views on YouTube. But the two best results for the version of Meco Star Wars Theme on YouTube are not even close to a million cracks visits – combined. (Hell, even a Maroon 5 “Moves Like Jabba” is more popular than this song parody.)
But make no mistake: Meco disco theme of Star Wars version is pure pleasure from start to finish. It’s cheesy? Yes. Was it a crass cash-in trade?
In 1977, a disco version of Star Wars probably not seem as ill-advised. Disco was the most innovative new genre of music make real progress in the lists; Star Wars was the most successful directors of a culture of Hollywood up-and-coming film.
It only made sense that Star Wars and disco, which are flooded with immediate success and excess money would copulate in camera to produce this beautiful love child. And for two weeks, America was caught in the heat of the moment and did “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” the No. 1 single in the country.