With Rogue One finally out in Cineworld we've got Star Wars on the brain, and their iconic John Williams scores have been burning up our playlists of late. So we've attempted the impossible and picked out five of our favourite tracks from the saga. (Apologies if yours aren't included.)
The Imperial March
With Darth Vader making his triumphant return in Rogue One, we're kicking off with his signature militaristic theme, one of Williams' most unforgettably catchy statements of evil intent. Try not to hum along – it's impossible.
Duel of the Fates
Forget Jar-Jar Binks. Williams' score for The Phantom Menace (and indeed the other two prequels) kicks major ass. They don't come more spectacular than this choral onslaught as Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) face down Darth Maul (Ray Park) in the lightsaber duel to end them all.
Binary Sunset/The Force Theme
Wipe those eyes, this is one of the most purely beautiful moments in the entire series as young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) contemplates his future to the sound of Williams' soaring strings and noble horns. Yep, it gets us right in those feels.
It's easy to forget that not all the music in Star Wars is blustrous, big or bombastic. Williams knows how to scale everything back into gentle beauty, as his delicate theme for the wizened old Jedi master makes clear. This is said to be the composer's favourite piece from the entire saga, and we love it too.
Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
With the climax of Rogue One leading directly into the opening sequence of A New Hope, we'll finish our playlist where it all started. Back in 1977 when Williams' heraldic fanfare first erupted from those speakers, it wasn't so much music as a statement of intent: movies, scores or indeed popular culture would never be the same again.
What are the essential Star Wars tracks you can't be without? Tweet us your choices, as well as your thoughts on Michael Giacchino's Rogue One score, @Cineworld.
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