Time to listen to some holiday music and by “holiday” I mean Star Wars. Let’s get it on like Grand Admiral Thrawn.
“The Saga Begins” — Weird Al Yankovic
We all know this song. It came in with The Phantom Menace and it ended up being better than the film itself. It’s also pretty much a recap of the movie set to the tune of “American Pie,” but that’s okay. It’s Weird Al. We all love Weird Al.
“Yoda” — Weird Al Yankovic
Number 2 is also Weird Al, because, let’s face it, these are the only two Star Wars related songs not done by Williams that most people know. Unlike “American Pie,” I don’t think as many people know about the Kink’s “Lola,” so the song firmly falls into the Weird Al Effect where more people know the Weird Al parody than the original song. Still: it’s a banger.
“Fett’s Vette” — MC Chris
Do you want to hear a rap from the perspective of Boba Fett? No? Too bad, because “Fett’s Vette” is great. It’s a great song to sing after watching an episode of The Mandalorian, too.
See my name is Boba Fett, I know my shit is tight
Start not actin’ right, you’re frozen in carbonite
“Galactic Empire State of Mind” — Darth Vader Jay-Z
This parody of Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s “Empire State of Mind” by CollegeHumor is great for simply how well it works. But also, c’mon: it includes dancing Ewoks, Chewbacca, and a metal-bikini’d Leia. Let’s give it up for CollegeHumor for giving us what we want, alright?
“I’m Han Solo” — Kinect Star Wars
This is one of the songs that plays when you dance in Kinect Star Wars. It’s a parody of Jason Derulo’s “Riding Solo” and yes, it might have been a terrible idea, but it gets stuck in your head. Yes, it’s definitely one of the worst pieces of Star Wars licensing ever, but damn, if it isn’t also an ear worm.
“SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)” — Bad Lip Reading
Because everyone hates seagulls. Fuck you, seagulls. Don’t fuck with Yoda.
“Second to Last Jedi” — Whitney Avalon
If Rey ever had her own Disney Princess song, this would be it. Whitney Avalon is a great YouTuber who does a lot of funny pop culture songs (I hesitate to call them “parodies” because most are original and don’t parody anything and are just funny) and she nails it with this one giving us the moment when Rey first uses the Force.
“The Star Wars Recap Song” — The Warp Zone
Before The Force Awakens opened, the YouTube channel “the Warp Zone” released this great song that recapped the first three Star Wars movies set to a very catchy tune. So if you’ve forgotten anything, here you go.
“Rebel, Let’s Go” — Olivia Olson / Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars
Sung by Vanessa’s Twi’lek singer at the end of Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the song is great, but also there’s C-3PO doing the robot and c’mon, where else are you going to see that?
“Star Wars” — Oscar Isaac
Back in 1978, on Saturday Night Live, Bill Murray’s Nick the Lounge Singer sang the theme to Star Wars and it was great. But it became even better in 2017 when Poe Dameron himself Oscar Isaac sang a cover of the song that was updated for The Force Awakens and the new characters. If you don’t love Oscar Isaac after watching him sing about how cute BB-8 is, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you.