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