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Rank your 10 Favorite Star Wars Themes

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by NotSoScruffyLooking, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. NotSoScruffyLooking

    NotSoScruffyLooking Jedi Master star 3

    Mar 20, 2009
    1. Princess Leia's Theme(Episode IV)
    2. Yoda's Theme(Episode V)
    3. Imperial March(Episode V)
    4. The Throne Room/End Credits(Episode IV)
    5. Cantina Band(Episode IV)
    6. Luke and Leia(Episode VI)
    7. Main Theme(Episode IV)
    8. Anakins Dark Deeds(Episode III)
    9. Into The Trap(Episode VI)
    10. The Emperor(Episode VI)
  2. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

    Mar 26, 2013
    1) Main Theme
    2) Duel of the Fates
    3) The Imperial March
    4) Death Star Motif
    5) I Am The Senate
    6) Jango's Escape
    7) Battle of the Heroes
    8) Rebellion Theme
    9) Grievous's Theme
    10) Separatist Theme

    Just off the top of my head, changes from time to time.
  3. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

    Dec 7, 2014
    What's the Rebellion theme?
  4. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

    Mar 26, 2013

    At 0:39 you will hear the Rebel Fanfare - that's the Rebellion Theme I mentioned.
  5. Larsonator

    Larsonator Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 20, 2016
    Oh boy

    1. Rebel fanfare
    2. Main aka Luke's theme
    3. Trade Federation March
    4. The Force theme
    5. March of the Resistance
    6. Rey's Theme
    7. Emperor's Theme
    8. Darth Vader ANH theme
    9. Luke and Leia
    10. Across the Stars

    Honorable mentions to The Force Unleashed theme and some great themes from Clone Wars like Ahsoka's theme and Obi-Wan & Satine.
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  6. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Knight star 4

    Apr 27, 2013
    Why must you do this to me? This is going to be tricky! Note that I will only rank themes, not necessarily dedicated tracks (as they may contain short or long versions of theme).

    10. Across the Stars (Episode II Love Theme)
    9. Princess Leia's Theme
    8. Han Solo and the Princess
    7. Duel of the Fates
    6. Battle of the Heroes
    5. The Emperor's Throne Room
    4. The Imperial March
    3. Yoda's Theme
    2. Star Wars Main Theme
    1. The Force Theme
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  7. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 25, 2017
    10. The Imperial March
    9. Battle Over Coruscant
    8. Parade of the Ewoks
    7. Mace Windu's theme from The Clone Wars
    6. Victory Celebration
    5. Duel of the Fates
    4. Qui Gon and Obi Wan Rescue the Queen
    3. The Battle of Endor I
    2. The Tide Turns
    1. Enter Lord Vader.
  8. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 25, 2017
    EDIT: #4 is "Into the Trap".
  9. Jolee Bindo

    Jolee Bindo Jedi Knight star 2

    Jan 5, 2016
    1. Binary Sunset (ANH)

    A ridiculously moving score - when paired with that iconic shot of Tatooine's twin suns, this becomes truly great cinema.

    2. The Duel (ESB)

    I love this especially for its alarmingly sinister rendition of the Imperial March, later reused to great effect in ROTS.

    3. Hyperspace (ESB)

    This is pure heart-pumping thrill. It's simply impossible to tear your eyes from the screen while this track plays during the Falcon's escape at the end of ESB.

    4. Ben Kenobi's Death and TIE Fighter Attack (ANH)

    The bombastic Rebel Fanfare in all its glory is the centrepiece of this track.

    5. Anakin's Betrayal (ROTS)

    This heart-wrenching track makes the Order 66 sequence probably my favourite moment in the prequel trilogy.

    6. The Final Duel (from The Battle of Endor II (Medley)) (ROTJ)

    A fitting piece for the saga's climax, as Luke briefly embraces the Dark Side.

    7. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan (ROTS)

    One of the best-choreographed duels in the saga is also one of the most emotional largely thanks to this darkly thrilling track.

    8. Into the Trap (ROTJ)

    The Battle of Endor gets off to a tense start as the Emperor's trap is sprung by the Rebel Fleet.

    9. Duel of the Fates

    This fantastic score elevates TPM's high-stakes duel to a whole new level.

    10. The Fleet Enters Hyperspace

    A brilliant foreshadowing of the slaughter that awaits the Rebel fleet as it sets out for its attack on the 'not-yet-operational' Death Star II.

    This is just what I came up with off the top of my head, and is probably a little OT-heavy as those are the films I've watched most recently. Not really sure about the order either, and there are heaps of great tracks that I've had to leave out.
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  10. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 31, 1998
    Some of you are conflating tracks, cues, themes and motifs. :p

    Everything after the first two is approximate. I'm just typing quickly to beat my edit time. Happy 85th Birthday to John Williams!

    1. The Force Theme. I made an archive thread here over a decade ago. Some of it got lost in the move between board systems, as many long posts were truncated. Plus, I'm pretty sure I posted in HTML instead of BB code, so that messed things up when I retired as an admin. I know I restored and updated much of it after TFA, though I don't recall if I reposted to the JC. Old admins don't die, they ju I-)

    Best Cues: "Binary Sunset", "Throne Room", "Hear Me... Leia", "The Ways Of The Force/Burning Homestead", "Goodbye Old Friend/Arrival On Utapau", "Boys Into Battle" (ROTS opening), "The Funeral Of Qui-Gon"

    Note: Also known as "Ben's Theme" in 1977 LP liner notes. :-B

    2.The Imperial March.

    Best Cues: "The Imperial Fleet", "The Emperor Arrives", "Dawn Of The Empire" (AOTC Finale), and yes, I like "Krennic's Aspirations".

    3. Luke's Theme.

    Best Cues: "His computer's off." ("Battle Of Yavin"), "Imperial troops have entered the base..." ("Battle Of Hoth"), "Main Title"

    4. Duel Of The Fates.

    Best Cues: "The Duel Begins/The Duel Continues", "Obi-Wan Vs. Anakin (heading to the lava)"

    5. Yoda's Theme.

    Best Cues: "Yoda And The Force", "Rescue From Cloud City", The Death Of Yoda"

    6. The Emperor's Theme.

    Best Cues: "The Emperor Arrives", "Emperor's Throne Room", "The Emperor's Death"

    7. Princess Leia's Theme.

    Best Cues: "The Princess Appears" ("The Hologram")

    8. Across The Stars.

    Best Cues: "Love Pledge", AOTC Finale

    9. Rey's Theme.

    Best Cues: "The Scavenger", "Farewell And The Trip"

    10. Battle Of The Heroes.

    Best Cues: "Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan"

    11. Imperial Theme (ANH).

    Best Cues: "Imperial Attack", "Krennic's Aspirations"

    12. Qui-Gon's Theme.

    Best Cues: "Qui-Gon And Darth Maul Meet", "The Death Of Darth Maul"

    13. Han & Leia's Love Theme.

    Best Cues: "Han Solo And The Princess", "Han And Leia".

    14. Luke And Leia.

    Best Cue: "Brother And Sister".

    15. March Of The Resistance.

    Best Cues: "The Resistance"
  11. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 31, 1998
    Damn, I ran out of edit time. :p

    I forgot to add my favorite ROTJ Force Theme cues: "Faking The Code" ("Shuttle Tydirium..." on the RCA discs), and of course, "The Emperor's Death".

    And "Carbon Freeze" contains great statements of Han/Leia's Theme, and The Imperial March. Not to mention a great Force Theme statement near the end of the track which IIRC does not appear in the film.
  12. BenYodaDagobah

    BenYodaDagobah Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 20, 2016
    This is tougher than I thought it would be. Pretty sure I know my favorite 10 tracks, but I had to think a bit for favorite themes.

    1. Force theme
    2. Yoda's theme
    3. Han and Leia's theme
    4. Rebel fanfare
    5. Luke and Leia's theme
    6. Imperial March
    7. Rey's theme
    8. Trade Federation March
    9. Across the Stars
    10. Duel of the Fates

    1-5 are set in stone; 6-10 can change order.

    Although I love the main theme/Luke's theme and Leia's theme, somehow they didn't make it (for now). Some of my other favorites are the ROTJ trap theme, Poe's theme, Jyn's theme, and the main RO theme/hope theme that seems to be hit or miss with people.

    General Kenobi, your Force theme thread is still here! Thanks so much for making it! I just updated it with RO.
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  13. Chancellor Yoda

    Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 25, 2014
    1. Binary Sunset
    2. Imperial March
    3. Asteroid Chase
    4. Yoda's theme
    5. Cloud City Escape
    6. Battle of the Hereos
    7. Duel of Fates
    8. Throne Room
    9. Victory Celebration
    10. Across the Stars.
  14. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2015
    1. The Force Theme
    2. Rey's Theme
    3. Luke's Theme
    4. Han Solo/Princess Leia's Theme
    5. The Imperial March's Theme
    6. The Throne Room's Theme
    7. Anakin's Theme
    8. Princess Leia's Theme
    9. The Emperor's Theme
    10. Poe's Theme
  15. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 9

    Jun 12, 2014
    Let's see:

    1. The Imperial March
    2. Orson Krennic's Theme/Imperial from Rogue One
    3. The Emperor's Theme
    4. The Force Theme
    5. March of the Resistance
    6. Duel of the Fates
    7. Han Solo/Princess Leia's Theme
    8. Across the Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones)
    9. Anakin's Theme
    10. The Ewok Theme
  16. Darth Invictus

    Darth Invictus Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 8, 2016
    1. Duel of the Fates
    2. Battle of the Heroes
    3. Anakin's Betrayal
    4. Padme's Ruminations
    5. Birth of the Twins
    6. Qui's Gon's death
    7. Luke's theme
    8. Victory Celebration
    9. Anakin vs Obi Wan
    10. Anakin's Dark Deeds

    My top ten.
  17. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Master star 5

    Jun 10, 2014
    1)Duel of Fates[Maul's theme]
    2)Enter Darth Maul
    3)The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle"
    4)Grievous speaks to Lord Sidious
    5)Imperial March
    6) The Force Theme
    7)Battle of the Heroes
    8) Final Duel
    9)The Throne Room and End Title
    10)The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul

    *The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon's Funeral
    * The Death Star/The Stormtroopers
  18. Skywalker Family

    Skywalker Family Jedi Padawan star 1

    Mar 15, 2017
    1) Princess Leia's Theme
    2) Duel of the Fates
    3) Imperial March
    4) Across the Stars
    5) The Force Theme
    6) Han and Leia's theme
    7) Padme's Ruminations
    8) Yoda's theme
    9) Anakin's Betrayal
    10) The Emperor's Theme

    I have to say 10 is not enough I just thought of another 20 lol.
  19. BenYodaDagobah

    BenYodaDagobah Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 20, 2016
    Yup, same here. 10 was tough. Welcome to the boards!
  20. Luke'sSeveredHand

    Luke'sSeveredHand Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 21, 2014
    1. Hyperspace
    2. Departure of Boba Fett
    3. Imperial March
    4. The Asteroid Field
    5. Rey's Theme
    6. Duel of the Fates
    7. Force Theme
    8. Yoda's Theme
    9. Han Solo and the Princess
    10. March of the Resistance
  21. Mostly Handless

    Mostly Handless Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 11, 2017
    1. Main Theme
    2. Duel of the Fates
    3. Across the Stars
    4. The Imperial March
    5. Anakin's Theme
    6. Battle of the Hero's
    7. Leia's Theme
    8. The Imperial Suite
    9. Rey's Theme
    10. Scherzo for X-wings

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 25, 2003
    Not sure of all the exact names, but if I mention these I think ya'll will know what I'm referring to:

    1. Force Theme (IMO the best score cue ever composed for film)
    2. March of the Resistance
    3. Across The Stars (Anakin/Padme love theme)
    4. Yoda's Theme
    5. Rey's Theme
    6. Imperial March
    7. Leia's Theme
    8. Main Theme
    9. Jabba's Theme (which is what I have my wake alarm set to :p)
    10. Emperor's Theme

    These aren't really my favorite actual scores, but if we're specifically talking about themes here, then this is it.
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  23. BenYodaDagobah

    BenYodaDagobah Co-Purveyor of ST Trivia star 4 VIP - Game Host

    Feb 20, 2016
    Hahaha. Waking up to Tuba the Hutt. I love it!
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  24. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    Too many to list from the movies but some of my favorites from Rebels include, Glory for the Empire, Thrawn's Web, Sabine Suite, and Into the Star Cluster.
  25. Harbour

    Harbour Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 15, 2015
    Its strange cause while i think that Imperial March or SW Main Theme is the most iconic themes of all times, the themes listed below touch me and inspire much more.

    1)Battle of the Heroes.
    2)March at the Jedi Temple
    3)Luke vs Darth Vader final duel
    4)Across the Stars
    5)Binary Sunset
    6)Force Theme
    7)Anakin's Dark Deeds
    8)Anakin vs Obi-Wan
    9)Anakin's Betrayal
    10)Duel of the Fates

    Too much Anakin right? But John Williams is John Williams, he did an eternal masterpiece for RotS. Did you hear about the Tragedy of the Anakin Skywalker? You can if you'll listen to the 7/8/9 tracks. Everything in them. Love, tragedy and fight.