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10 best songs from the Star Wars universe


There is perhaps no universe of pop culture more tied to its musical score than the collection of planets, races and cultures that make up the world of star wars. His film and television canon is full of musical themes that bring the narrative to life.

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Boba Fett’s Book, which just wrapped up its first season, didn’t disappoint in that regard, and with the long-awaited arrival of Obi-Wan Kenobi on May 25th, fans can expect to get their hearing full again. Until then, let’s enjoy the sound atmosphere of a Galaxy, Far, Very Far…


Duel of Fates

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

The answer to the question: what would it be like if John Williams went back in time and scored the movie? Excalibur. With its use of a chorus to fuel its growing crescendo, “Duel of the Fates” is a perfect accompaniment to the showdown between Darth Maul and Qui-Gon Jinn, and ultimately, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

More frenetic than the other musical themes on this list, it is a thrilling and anarchic start to the Skywalker saga, an introduction to a stable world that will soon descend into chaos. Easily the best part of The Phantom Menacethe “Duel of the Fates” does its best to make up for a series of errors star wars movie made.

Ewok Celebration

“Ewok Celebration” is exactly what viewers might think it is: a joyful song that sounds like something extraordinary The puppet show, sung in an unintelligible language by stuffed animals. Avoiding the orchestral pomp and circumstance of most John Williams songs, it embodies what makes the star wars universe so big; that it is a real universe with a variety of cultures that must be respected and appreciated.

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Similar to Tolkien’s Hobbits – though far more lucrative in the 80s toy market – Ewoks are a reminder that you don’t have to be a Force wizard or an action hero to make a difference (and that these are the simplest things, such as food, family, and this song) that make the universe worth fighting for.

Main theme of The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett Episode 7

As one of two non-John Williams songs, Ludwig Göransson’s theme for Mos Espa’s bounty hunter-turned-daimyo is inspired by the tribal lore of the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine.

Its spiritual chants, pounding drums and low bass take the listener back to Boba and his humiliating ordeal on the sands of the Dunes Sea. Not only is Boba redeemed, but the star wars representation of the universe of the Tuskens. Once relegated to the status of barbaric “people of the sand”, this song offers a new perspective on their proud and noble culture.

Yoda’s Theme

Yoda looking up in star wars

It is difficult to listen to this song and not be plunged back into the marshy confines of Dagobah, introduced in The Empire Strikes Back.

There’s a loneliness to the song that foreshadows Luke’s future as a Jedi, but more importantly, there’s lightness and wonder. The same lightness and wonder Luke felt watching a little Yoda, who once chided him for not “judging me by my size”, lift an X-wing out of the swamp with a flick of the hand. The same lightness and wonder that viewers around the world felt when they finally understood the true power of the force. “Luminous beings” indeed.

Canteen band

Star Wars - Mos Eisley Cantina Scene

An earworm of a song whose jazzy beats and steel drum percussion beautifully encapsulate the outworld, speakeasy vibe of Mos Eisley’s cantina. Perhaps the most iconic scene in star wars canon – which is saying something – is when Luke walks into the cantina viewers. Here the audience is introduced to a motley crowd of dive bar dwellers from all over the star wars universe (which offers everyone their first glimpse of the true extent of the story world).

And when Obi-Wan cuts off the arm of a would-be attacker, and after a brief pause, the music continues as if nothing had happened. Audiences know this isn’t exactly one of those hip bars on the east side of Coruscant that Luke walked into.

Love Theme (Han and Leia)

Star Wars Han Leia Kiss Empire Strikes Back

Not to be confused with “Across the Stars,” the love theme between Han and Leia evolves from the innocence of the “Princess Leia Theme” into a more mature and robust offering. Full of deep strings and faded woodwinds, the theme culminates with Han and Leia’s first kiss aboard the Millennium Falcon.

More importantly, the theme of Han and Leia’s love lends romantic ballast to a series that features very few believable romantic relationships.

The Mandalorian Main Theme

Created by Ludwig Göransson, “The Mandalorian Main Theme” succeeds where other new composers have failed (by not trying to replicate John Williams and creating an entirely new narrative).

The Mandalorian is inspired by old westerns and samurai movies, and as such its theme mixes wild west scarcity and open space (with a sense of great drama) befitting a man of honor who lives and dies according to the creed of an almost extinct race. He is star wars from a whole new perspective and one of the best things since Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars Main Theme

Arguably the greatest overture to any score in the history of cinema, the main theme of star wars is heavy with swashbuckling brass, not insignificantly trumpeting to the listener exactly what they should be expecting: an epic space opera.

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Its wide strings might hint at the softer, more romantic aspects of the story, but make no mistake about it; this song was composed for adventure. It moves with all the urgency of an X-wing attack on the Death Star, which is important given that it usually accompanies a relatively unexciting and explanatory opening crawl (a neat trick of an information dump that star wars borrowed from Flash Gordon series).

The Imperial March, theme of Darth Vader

Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back

Eerie and ominous “The Imperial March” recalls the dark fury of Gustav Holst’s “Mars, Bringer of War,” which is fitting given that it also serves as the theme song for the most important and most important character. powerful overall. star wars universe.

With its low horns and its standard 4/4 rhythmic signature, “La Marche Impériale” hides very little from the fascist aspirations of the Empire. As one of the most popular and identifiable themes in the star wars cannon – used effectively in the final scene of Attack of the Clones – his power is a sonic testament to the corrupting nature of the dark side of the Force (and symbolized by Dark Sideous’ takeover of the Democratic Galactic Republic by promising to bring safety and order to a fearsome galaxy).

Theme Force

Luke Skywalker gazes at the two suns on Tatooine

If the “Imperial March” represents the dark side of the Force, the real”Force Theme “represents light. Equally powerful, but with a beautiful desire expressed through luscious strings that almost hide its sobriety To obligatethe song previously considered “Luke’s Theme” is a vital counterweight to the overbearing authoritarianism of his father’s theme.

She revealed herself at various times during star wars cannon. Whether it’s Luke pondering his future while watching the twin sunsets of Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker redeeming himself by casting the Emperor to his death, or more recently, Luke saving the Mandalorian and Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda) from the Dark Troopers, the Force Theme has always embodied the search for good in ourselves and others.

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