Which piece of Star Wars music always gives you tingles down the spine?

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  1. Darth Eddie Jedi Grand Master

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    spine tingling starts kicking in at around 57 seconds and proceeds throughout body as the fanfare progresses.
  2. themetresgained Jedi Grand Master

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    Related: the Classic FM station here in Aus had a Top 100 countdown of music from films and Star Wars has taken out the number 2 spot. The songs they chose to play are:
    • Main Title/Blockade Runner Medley
    • Yoda's Theme
    • Duel of the Fates
    • The Lightsaber/Ewok Battle
    • Across the Stars
    • Cantina Band
    • Imperial March
    • The Rebel Fleet/End Title
  3. saovkhach Jedi Youngling

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    I love this soundtrack! It calm me
  4. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Episode 4-Use the Force from the Battle of Yavin.
    Episode 5, Imperial March, the lead up from 39 to 53 seconds in Battle of Hoth to the Imperial March in that, Yoda raising the X-Wing, 2nd half of Clash of Lightsabers, Escape from Cloud City, Rebel Fleet/End Credits
    ROTJ-Rebel Fleet exits hyperspace in the Endor system through Tie Fighter attack, Force theme, Luke attacking Vader, Palpatine launching Force Lightning at Luke
    TPM-Duel of the Fates
    AOTC-The Arena, Palpatine watching the Clones
    ROTS-the drums in the opening, Anakin's Dark Deeds.
  5. d_arblay Force Ghost

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    I always get chills during the violin solo at the end of Princess Leia's theme. It's just incredible. Play it to anyone who didn't know any better and they'd never guess it would be from a movie like Star Wars. That said, I don't think it plays anywhere during the actual movie itself.

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  6. Darth Palpadious Jedi Master

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    All sorts of cues give me tingles because they're such special parts of my childhood. The Battle of Yavin, The Clash of Lightsabers, Duel of the Fates, Anakin's Theme, Battle of the Heroes, Imperial March... I could go on forever. The Force Theme always gets me though.

    But if there's one specific melody that goes beyond that and actually means something powerful to me emotionally... the middle eight of the theme. It produces the most awesome feeling of triumph during the titles, and the more quiet, understated versions that pop up in the credits and in the throne room scene usually produce a lump in my throat. That little middle eight melody to me is the sound of Star Wars, and the sound of my childhood. It'll always be one of the most precious pieces of music in my life.
  7. darthfettus2015 Jedi Grand Master

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    there are so many as has already been said, i think my fave moment of music is the really fast burst of strings after (i think after some sort of woodwind instrument) the crawl has gone up and as we see th stars and planets in ANH....all as a prelude to my favourite opening 10 mins of a movie ever and will alwys tingle my spine
  8. Carbon1985 Jedi Grand Master

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    I never know the names of most SW themes except the 'Imperial March.' But one of my favorite themes that gives me goosebumps everytime is when Luke/Leia swing across the chasm on the deathstar. Another goosebump theme is when Luke looks at the Binary Sunset. I also love the music when Yoda lifts the XWing fighter out of the swamp on Dagobah.
  9. ConnorLovesPadme Jedi Knight

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    Jedi Temple March - ROTS



    Padmes Destiny - ROTS

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  10. ConnorLovesPadme Jedi Knight

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    Love this one aswell! Anakin and Padme Theme - AOTC

  11. Thrawn1786 Force Ghost

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    I always get chills during the music that signifies Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker's death in ROTJ, the reprise of the Imperial March. So haunting.
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  12. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    My favorites are the anything with the force leitmotif particularly Binary sunset in ANH and The Funeral Pyre in ROTJ, The Imperial March(especially at the end of Anakins theme) Battle of Heroes The Rumminations one.

    I also miss this one. What they replaced it with is very good but I grew up on








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  13. Dasan Jedi Master

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    Oh, man. There are a lot of pieces that make me very emotional. Anakin's Betrayal is heart-breaking, especially around the minute mark where you can't help but see Yoda collapse with grief at the death of his friends. Across the Stars is just plain beautiful, as is Leia's Theme.

    But if I'm going to answer the OP with the most spine-tingling track, it is The Asteroid Field. It starts off thrusting you right into the action, blasting you with the Imperial March, letting you know what sort of trouble the gang is in. Next, some wonderful tension building around the 1:00 mark, just to keep you on your toes. Which leads right up to the best part of all: The explosively triumphant, soaring melody at 2:18. Not only does it send my spine tingling, it makes me want to run around my house, arms outstretched and grinning like a mad fool while I pretend to be the Falcon, dodging asteroids and blaster fire left and right.

    Finally, a masterful transition at 3:23 leads you into a beautiful arrangement of Leia's Theme that just tops the whole track off. It's 4 minutes and 16 seconds very well spent and one of my favorite action cues ever.

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  14. spicer Jedi Grand Master

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    I like a lot of tracks from all 6 soundtracks, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be this:

  15. Darth Eddie Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but I want to give mad props to the Force theme, in all its iterations.

    In my previous post, I shared the battle-oriented rendition of Good Triumphs over Evil earlier, but Binary Sunset is absolutely tear-jerkingly brilliant.
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  16. OutlawTorn Jedi Padawan

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    The End title, for sure. Epic music for an epic disclosure as in Star Wars: A New Hope.
  17. jedinightwing Force Ghost

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    despite what the vid says, from Return of the Jedi


    And ironically, while it's the same theme as Binary Sunset...it gets me more here

    umm...post funeral:
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  18. Dasan Jedi Master

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    This, for me, is probably the most powerful track in the series. I always imagine Yoda collapsing at the 1:00 mark and it is so heart-rending. The Order 66 is beautifully shot, but this music makes it one of the most emotional scenes in the trilogy. Beautiful music!

    I know exactly what you mean. I was teaching an arrangement of the Main Theme to a piano student of mine and I tried to impress upon him the subtle grandeur of this middle eight section. It is less bombastic than the main melody, but it is a wonderful secondary melody that is equally triumphant but with a singing quality that contrasts the leaps and bounds of the main melody wonderfully. Good stuff!
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  19. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Yeah, me too. The gentle treatment of a tune which has previously been this bombastic, evil theme, finished with that beautiful light plucking of strings just emphasises the tragedy of what happened to this once decent man.

  20. Hando Jedi Master

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    Luke and Leia. Yoda's Theme and DotF, actually, pretty much anything by John Williams.

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  21. Mr. K Moderator Emeritus

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    There are two scenes (both from ESB) that still thrill me, in large part to the way they were scored. They both utilize the love theme (Han Solo & The Princess), the first being when the Falcon escapes from Echo Base- the theme being used in heroic fashion. The second when the Falcon escapes Cloud City, using the same theme but in a much more operatic tone. Juxtoposition pulled off well, JW.
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  22. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Swim to Otoh Gunga gets me, for some reason. And that beautiful piece with Yoda and the Younglings.
  23. GrimStride Jedi Padawan

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    Duel of fates always gets me pumped up


    "Jedi temple march" is up there as well
  24. Joda0 Jedi Padawan

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    I love the strong emotion in Binary Sunset, that always gets me. I also love Battle of the Heroes, very epic, but it's also an emotional score, knowing it's about two friends, or even brothers, now fighting each other to death. Leia's Theme is also very beautiful. There are so many great scores in the Saga, Williams is a true master, so excited he's returning for Episode VII!
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  25. Isabella Skywalker Jedi Padawan

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    I have to say Across the Star. It's so beautiful and it always gives me goosebumps.
    And others that I love are The Force theme and Anakin's betrayal;)
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