Monday, August 18, 2014

Meco - Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (1977)

 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
b/w Funk

Released: 1977 (Millennium)
Written by: John Williams
Produced by: Tony Bongiovi, Domenico Monardo & Harold Wheeler
Album: Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk

 U. S. Billboard Charts:
 Hot 100 1
 Dance 6
 R&B 8
 Adult Contemporary18

Because fun.

This thrown-together studio greatness is exactly the kind of thing that appealed to me when I was 11.  Loved it back then and looked forward to hearing the R2-D2 sounds.  If you believe the Internet, this is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units.  The original John Williams score to Star Wars, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, peaked at #10 on the Billboard Pop singles chart, but this dance version held the top spot for two weeks.  And that's what makes America great.

May the disco be with you.


  1. What wine would you recommend pairing with this fine cosmic cheddar?

    Or would I be best off serving a Calrissian 45?

  2. I owned this 45 and loved it for all those reasons you did.