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A long time ago in a playlist far, far away…Star Wars Inspired Songs

I LOVE Star Wars.

I was 7 when A New Hope came out (it was just Star Wars then, no Episode IV!), I was the perfect age for it and I was quickly obsessed. My cardboard Death Star was my prize possession and all my pocket money was saved up for Star Wars figures. Clearly, I was not alone, and others took that obsession somewhat further, referencing the film, lines from it and characters in their pop songs….

Here’s a list of some of the best, enjoy and happy Star Wars Day - May The Fourth Be With You!

Neon Neon – I Told Her On Alderaan

Please note, not I Told Her On Dantooine…

Queens Of The Stone Age – These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For

They're for sale if you want them...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication

“And Alderaan's not far away, it's Californication".

I feel a great disturbance in the Force - as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Probably had to listen to the Chilli Peppers...

Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Rockit Miss USA

The lyrics include “Star Wars Western USA"….though “lyrics” might be an overstatement..

UNKLE – Guns Blazing

Includes a sample from the original trailer for A New Hope – “Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now".

One for the real nerds!

Wilco – Random Name Generator

Doesn’t actually reference SW, but it’s from their album Star Wars and I rather like it!

The Hold Steady – The Swish

"It was a bloodsucking summer. / I spent half the time trying to get paid from our saviour / Swishing though the city centre / I did a couple favours for some guys who looked like Tusken raiders".

Best get indoors, they're easily startled, but they'll soon be back, and in greater numbers.

Nas – Star Wars

“The shots ring out, whenever we clash it’s Star Wars".

I've got a bad feeling about this...

Beastie Boys – Do It

“Like gravy to potatoes, Luke to Darth Vader(s) / I’m a souped-up sucker and I’ll see you all later".

Do. Or do not. There is no try.

The Divine Comedy - The Happy Goth

"Well her clothes are blacker than the blackest cloth, And her face is whiter than the snows of Hoth".

I thought they smelled bad on the outside!

Queen – Bicycle Race

"You say shark, I say, hey, man! Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars."

I find your lack of faith disturbing...

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

No Star Wars lyrics, but fabulous outfits for the MTV Awards!

Sarah Brightman – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper

“Flash Gordon’s left me / He’s gone to the stars / And evil Darth Vader / Has me banished to Mars.”.

I'm not afraid! You will be. You will be...

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly - The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager (Part Two)

"Would there be a second chapter if they didn't leave the Death Star alive?"

We shall double our efforts!

Everclear – Wonderful

"I want the things that I had before, like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door."

I still have one in my lounge!

Jamiroquai – Use The Force

I sense the dark side in you JK...

Outkast - Happy Valentine's Day

"Han Solo 'til I'm hit by the bullet, so may the Force / Be with you, and I'll hit you when better time permits".

Just walk up to her and say "I know". Works every time.

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

"Take the ground from beneath your feet, leave you Skywalk-in' like Anakin".

Well, I'm not going that way. It's much too rocky. This way is much easier....

Matthew Sweet – Where You Got Love

"You're getting your kicks right at the source / You're taking your guidance from the Force.".

Don’t underestimate the Force...

Nerf Herder – I’m The Droid (You’re Looking For)

Only if she's into scruffy looking sex robots...

Supernova Chile - Chewbacca


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