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Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by caliman, Feb 9, 2001.

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  1. caliman

    caliman Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 26, 2000
    If you could rank, the top 10 cues or tracks + an honorable mention from the 4 Star Wars films, what would they be?

    Honorable Mention: (Alternate cue Binary Sunset (SE Disk 1)

    10.)Death of Anakin (Imperial March playing out on their last strings)

    9.)Anakin Destroys Battle Station

    8.)Death of Yoda

    7.)When we meet Obi-Wan for first time in ANH(used in the beginning of the Episode 1 teaser)

    6.)Duel of the Fates

    5.)Hoth Battle (mainly AT-AT attack)

    4.)Anakin leaves his mother (Episode 1)

    3.)Luke forces himself to look at his dead uncle and aunt, making a decision in that moment to face his destiny.

    2.)Funeral Pyre (both versions on ROJ:SE Disk 2(my best friend played this music at his wedding when he and I walked down the aisle.)*Tie with Binary Sunset (both use pretty much same music)They're bookends for Luke's journey.

    1.)When Luke opens up a can on Vader, momentarily swayed to the darkside in ROJ (male chorus is just awesome. Everytime I hear it, I just get soothed into the music)

    Now that was hard. It's unfair having to pick the top 10. Everyone is special and loved. Well maybe except the gungun theme or the ewok them. I can't even listen to the what used to be cute ewok theme now. But perhaps that due to having listened to every note of music on these CDs what has got to be close to 500 times.

  2. dehrian

    dehrian Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 18, 1999
    10. Passage Through the Planet Core - TPM - There's an antagonistic quality to this music that I really like.
    9. Ben's Introduction - ANH - Haunting yet beautiful.
    8. TIE Fighter Attack - ANH - Great action cue.
    7. Anakin Meets Padme - TPM - There's a simple elegance to this piece that gets me every time.
    6. The entire final passage from ESB, beginning with Luke getting his hand cut off. From that moment until the end of the credits, it's one great musical whole, which is one reason why I so despise the new shots of Vader going to his shuttle and getting off the shuttle. They disrupt this great musical movement.
    5. Luke goes postal on Vader - ROTJ - Hard not to be excited by the gothic beauty of this piece.
    4. Binary Sunset - ANH - It almost a musical cliche now, but it's still great.
    3. Ben's Death - ANH - I get chills just listening to it.
    2. The Trap - ROTJ - I love it when the ships turn to avoid hitting the DS2. Those six brass notes, then BUM! on the drum.
    1. The Asteroid Field - ESB - My favorite musical passage from any film. It's got great fluidity to it. It's just perfect.
  3. FiendishJedi

    FiendishJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 10, 2001
    10)Cantina Music : ANH
    9)Asteroid Chase: ESB
    8)Duel of the Fates: TPM
    7)Dark Cave: ESB
    6)Ben meets Luke for the First Time: ANH
    5)Luke vrs. Vader (on Death Star II): ROTJ
    4)Imperial March: ESB+ROTJ(and aurguably in the Federation Theme in TPM)
    3)Binary Sunset: ANH
    2) The few seconds clip when Ben gets killed (I belive that is simmilar to the Funeral Pyre songs): ANH (and aurguably TPM and ROTJ)
    1)Star Wars Opening Theme : Every Film
  4. Captain Page

    Captain Page Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 22, 2000
    25) Rebel Blockade Runner
    24) Duel of the Fates
    23) Sail Barge Assault
    22) Victory Celebration (ROTJ:SE)
    21) The Droid Invasion
    20) Approaching Tthe Death Star
    19) The Death Star
    18) The Flag Parade
    17) Imperial Attack
    16) TIE Fighter Attack (aka Here They Come!)
    15) Battle of Endor 2
    14) Battle of Endor 3
    13) ANH End Credits
    12) Alliance Assembly
    11) Panaka and the Queen's Protectors
    10) The Emperor Arrives
    9) Battle of Yavin
    8) The Fleet Enters Hyperspace
    7) Star Wars Main Theme
    6) The Throne Room
    5) Battle of Hoth
    4) The Asteroid Field
    3) Battle of Endor 1 (especially Into the Trap)
    2) Hyperspace
    1) The Imperial March

    I can't count... so what? After #10, the order isn't as accurate as the first 10.
  5. Cindé of Naboo

    Cindé of Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 19, 2000
    Only 10?? You can't be serious. I'm just going to start listing and see how many I get before my hands fall off...

    Anakin meets Padmé
    Journey through the core
    Anakin's theme
    Jar Jar's introduction -- yes, I like that music!
    Qui-Gon's Funeral
    Augie's Great Municipal Band
    Rebel blockade runner
    Binary sunset
    Meeting Ben Kenobi
    Cantina Band #1&2
    Ben's Death/TIE Fighter attack
    Last battle (ANH)
    Snow battle
    Imperial March
    Han Solo and the Princess
    Yoda's Theme
    Cloud City
    Carbon Freeze
    Losing a Hand
    Medical frigate (end of ESB)
    Vader arrives at Death Star II
    Melting from the carbonite
    Lapti Nek
    Rancor pit
    Return of the Jedi (sarlaac pit) -- alternate and movie cues
    The emperor arrives
    Death of Yoda
    Faking the Code
    Parade of the Ewoks -- yes I like that music still!
    Luke and Leia and the movie version -- Brother and Sister
    The Dark Side beckons
    Death of the Emperor
    Vader's death
    Funeral pyre for a Jedi
    the original Ewok "yub yub" song -- I know I'm in the minority there, but I don't care. ;)
  6. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 28, 2000
    Great list, caliman! The only one I would add is the ROTJ SE ending celebration.

    But I do have to agree with Cindé: Ten seems like too small of a number for JW music. :D
  7. The Obi-Wan and Only

    The Obi-Wan and Only Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 4, 1999
    10) Ben's Intro: ANH
    9) Celebration: ROTJ
    8) Qui-Gon's Funeral: TPM
    7) Imperial March: ESB
    6) Binary Sunset: ANH
    5) Anakin's Theme: TPM
    4) Yoda's Theme: ROTJ
    3) Duel of the Fates: TPM
    2) Parade Celebration: TPM
    1) Star Wars Opening Theme
  8. DookuIsTyranus

    DookuIsTyranus Jedi Master star 2

    Jan 27, 2001
    Well, here's my 10:

    10)Fighting The Destroyer Droids: TPM
    9)Binary Sunset: ANH
    8)The Imperial March: ESB
    7)The Emperor Arrives: ROTJ
    6)Anakin is Free: TPM
    5)The Tide Turns/The Death Of Darth Maul: TPM
    4)The Battle Of Yavin: ANH
    3)Rescue From Cloud City/Hyperspace: ESB
    2)Duel Of The Fates:TPM
    1)The Dark Side Beckons: ROTJ

    I could probably have listed a couple more, but I'll stop at ten. I think it's kind of hard to pick the best cues-they're all so good!
  9. Fatboy_Roberts

    Fatboy_Roberts Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 2, 2000
    Damn, this is ambitious..10, huh. Lesse..

    10:Carbon Freeze/Luke Pursues/Departure of Boba Fett
    9: into the trap
    8: Final Duel/into the deathstar/The Emperor's death
    7: Ben's Death/TIE Fighter attack
    6: Anakin's Theme
    5: Finale/End Credits (Empire)
    4: The Throne Room/End Credits
    3: Imperial March
    2: Duel of the Fates
    1: The Asteroid Field

    Whoo..that whole thing is subject to change depending on what day I wake up, tho ;)

    Edit: or even a minute afterwards: Substituted "Cantina Band" with "Into the Trap."

  10. Cindé of Naboo

    Cindé of Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 19, 2000
    I forgot to mention the asteroid field! How could I forget that?? Also, the very beginning music of ESB, when the probe droid is being deployed. And the battle music in ROTJ as the rebels prepare to attack the Death Star. And Journey through the Core in TPM. Did I already mention it? Oh well, I'm mentioning it again. And the Jedi's meeting with Boss Nass, and the queen's audience with Boss Nass, and all the music of TPM, ANH, ESB, and ROTJ. Sorry, I just can't pick only 10. :)
  11. yodaboy

    yodaboy Jedi Master star 5

    Feb 5, 2001
    nobody has mentioned cantina band yet!
    you should be ashamed!
  12. Cindé of Naboo

    Cindé of Naboo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 19, 2000
    I mentioned cantina band #1 and #2. I don't forget those songs very easily. ;)
  13. Captain Page

    Captain Page Jedi Master star 3

    Apr 22, 2000
    How could I have forgotten Cantina Band? AH!!!

    "You have failed me for the last time, Captain Page."

    "No, Lord Vader. Your... shoe.... is ..... un....tied."


    *cue Imperial March*
  14. Tellesto

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

    Dec 7, 1999
    10: Binary Sunset, a peaceful amazing piece that captures the beauty and simplicity of the original Star Wars.
    It's such a classic, yet at the same time so groundbreaking for the time it came out.
    9: Anakin destroys the battle station, a superb action packed piece that grabs the feel of the moment and really pushes it to the limit.
    8: Death of Yoda, this music almost makes me actually cry.
    The music is simply amazing and quite awe inspiring for a death piece.
    7: Hoth Battle, a great action piece that simply seems to show a slaughter in the tone rather then a fight.
    6: Death of Anakin/Vader, a wonderful piece that even surpasses Yoda's death music.
    The ironic Imperial March playing along with it is brilliant and symbolizes the end of Anakin's journey and his final redemption.
    5: Duel of the Fates, an amazing piece that SHOULD have been nominated for an Oscar last year.
    It's so energetic and full of complete conflict that is built up through the flick till the very end.
    4: The Imperial March, for obvious reasons
    3: The Escape from Cloud City, a great musical score that shows an escape to the very sense of each note.
    2: The Asteroid Field, Ditto
    1: The Final fight of Vader/Luke's Attack,
    The best piece of music in the ENTIRE saga in my honest opinion, and an amazing Goth piece for a classical score.
    Completely dramatic and full of superb energy, yet dark and almost sad for Vader as Luke completely overpowers him.

  15. Jeff 42

    Jeff 42 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 14, 1998
    10. Cantina Band
    9. The Asteroid Field
    8. Burning Homestead
    7. The Battle of Hoth
    6. Into the Trap
    5. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader's Trap/Departure of Boba Fett
    4. Binary Sunset
    3. Rescue From Cloud City/Hyperspace
    2. Duel of the Fates
    1. The Imperial March
  16. ObiWanJane

    ObiWanJane Jedi Padawan star 4

    Oct 19, 1999
    For some reason, I've always loved Jabba's Baroque Recital!

  17. The Mentos® Strikes Back

    The Mentos® Strikes Back Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 4, 2000
    <sarcasm>Oh, and don't forget Jedi Rocks!</Sarcasm>
  18. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

    Aug 20, 1998
    10: Augie's Great...whatever, you know.
    9: The theme that plays when Anakin starts the Pod engines for the first time.
    8: Ben's theme from ANH.
    7: Yoda's theme.
    6: The finale of ESB.
    5: The asteroid field.
    4: ROTJ:SE finale.
    3: The Throne Room.
    2: Luke/Vader duel in ROTJ.
    1: Binary Sunset.
  19. Nicmos

    Nicmos Jedi Youngling

    Oct 31, 2000
    This thread deserves to be at the top, considering what this forum is about... plus I couldn't resist giving my own list:

    Into the Trap
    Losing a Hand(Rescue from Cloud City)/Hyperspace
    The Battle of Yavin
    The Asteroid Field
    Escape in the Milennium Falcon(The Rebels Escape Again)
    Luke and Leia
    The Return of the Jedi(Sail Barge Assault)
    Duel of the Fates
    The Death of Yoda
    The Rebel Fleet/End Title (from ESB)

    I can't really give them an absolute order, so it will just have to be a top ten.

  20. DarthHomer

    DarthHomer Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Apr 29, 2000
    In no particular order:

    Princess Leia's Theme - can't believe no one's mentioned this yet. It's probably the most romantic and haunting bit of music in the saga, and I wish it was used more in the sequels.
    Main Theme
    Binary Sunset
    Throne Room
    Imperial March
    Yoda's Theme
    ESB Finale (forgot what it's called)
    Emperor's Theme
    Duel of the Fates
    Auggie's Great Municipal Band
  21. IceCrisco

    IceCrisco Jedi Youngling

    Mar 5, 2001
    The 2 best are:

    2. Imperial March
    1. Imperial Rage March

    Need I say more?
  22. Stargasior

    Stargasior Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 6, 2001
    My favorite is "Aboard the Executor". It was supposed to be used in Empire, but Lucas didn't use it for some reason. :(
  23. EV-9D9_ROTJ

    EV-9D9_ROTJ Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 18, 2001
    10: Main Title (Movie-Version) (TESB)
    9: Carbon Freeze (TESB)
    8: Shootout In The Cellbay (ANH)
    7: The Flag Parade (TPM)
    6: The Droid Invasion (TPM)
    5: Approaching The Death Star (ROTJ)
    4: Final Duel (ROTJ)
    3: Hyperspace (TESB)
    2: Into the Trap (ROTJ)
    1: Asteriod Field (TESB)
  24. LMS

    LMS Jedi Youngling

    Apr 6, 2001
    Wow! It is hard to name just 10. I can name my favorite movie music, ROTJ, but to name my actual top 10. Hmmm..... well, here goes. :)

    10. End celebration to TPM
    9. The Force theme(played throughout the OT)
    8. The Emperor's theme (music during final
    saber battle in ROTJ)
    7. Leia's theme from ANH
    6. Luke's theme (aka Star Wars intro music)
    5. Luke and Leia's theme (ROTJ)
    4. Lando's Escape from the Death Star (ROTJ)
    3. Imperial March
    2. ANH Celebration Ending
    1. ROTJ Special Edition Ending

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  25. JWK

    JWK Jedi Master star 4

    Jul 18, 2000
    10. Flag Parade (TPM)
    9. Sith Theme (ESB)
    8. Opening Credits (ANH)
    7. Yoda's Death (RotJ)
    6. Yoda's Theme (ESB)
    5. Binary Star sceen (ANH)
    4. Final Battle sceen vs. Death Star (ANH)
    3. Duel of the Fates (TPM)
    2. Imperial March (ESB)
    1. Throne Room and End Credits (ANH)
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