Tuesday Tune: ‘The Star Wars Theme’ By Meco

A long time ago, when Disco ruled the radio airwaves, a little movie called Star Wars was released on an unsuspecting public. One man, Domenico Monardo (Meco), saw his chance to take destiny by the horns and combined the Star Wars with the smooth funk sounds of disco to produce the following incredible aural deliciousness. You may not know, but this single even hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 1977. If you need any more indication on my age, I remember hearing this on the radio while being ferried around town by my parents. And yes, it rocks just as much now as it did then.

3 thoughts on “Tuesday Tune: ‘The Star Wars Theme’ By Meco”

  1. Aha. The LONG version. I don’t think the short version included Luke’s theme. (How pathetic it is that I know this.)

     

    I think the real Bar Band should have played the disco version of their song. Much more believable.

  2. Ah…good times, good times.

    I had this on vinyl when it came out along with any and every thing Star Wars related. May still have it packed away somewhere, assuming I didn’t toss it during one of those awkard bouts of “maturity”. As I recall, bits of it were used in almost every commercial made for anything for about 6 months after it’s release. Weird how something can suddenly get under the collective skin of the public for awhile. Remember “Don’t worry. Be happy”?

     

  3. I vaguely recall owning this (on cassette tape?) when I was six years old or so.

    I also remember thinking it was actually part of the actual soundtrack.   

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