May The Fourth Be With You!
Hosting an event this evening? Why not give it a sci-fi theme to celebrate Star Wars Day! Spotify have made it easier to pick the songs by compiling their top ten list of popular tracks from the film franchise.
Spotify reports that users have created over 74,000 Star Wars themed playlists since the site launched in 2006. The most streamed track being ‘The Imperial March – Darth Vader’s Theme’ while the ‘Cantina Band’ takes second place. ‘Anakin vs. Obi-Wan’ reached number 6, while the instantly recognisable ‘Main Theme’ only came in at number ten.
Composer John Williams, who created the music for the Star Wars Saga, has also provided music for some of the most iconic films in history including ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’, ‘Jaws’ and the first three ‘Harry Potter’ films.
Star Wars day was created after George Lucas was misinterpreted during a 2005 interview as saying ‘May the fourth be with you’. The first organised celebration took place in Canada in 2011.
Here's the full top 10 list:
1. The Imperial March – Darth Vader’s Theme
2. Cantina Band
3. Dual Of The Fates From Star Wars Episode 1
4. Across The Stars
5. Battle Of The Heroes
6. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
7. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner - Medley
8. Imperial Attack
9. Anakin’s Betrayal
10. Main Theme From Star Wars - Instrumental