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Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band

"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is a song recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding on to the spot for two weeks and peaked at no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining in the charts for nine weeks. The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, having sold a million units.

"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"
Single by Meco
from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
B-side"Funk"
Released1977
Length3:32 (single/album version)
7:34 (DJ Promo Only Version)
15:48 (12" version)
Label
Songwriter(s)John Williams
Producer(s)
Meco singles chronology
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"
(1977)
"Theme from Close Encounters"
(1978)

"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is one of two songs that became hits featuring music from the Star Wars movie. The other is "Star Wars (Main Title)," which is original music from the movie soundtrack by John Williams. The song reached the Top 10 concurrently with Meco's more popular version. Meco again jousted with Williams a few months later, with both artists issuing competing versions of music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both reaching the US and Canadian Top 40, but with Williams' version being more successful than Meco's.

Contents

Weekly charts

Chart (1977–1978) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 7
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 1
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 1
Ireland (IRMA) 3
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 5
South Africa (Springbok Radio) 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 13
UK Singles (OCC) 7
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Billboard Hot Disco Singles 6
US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 8
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 18
US Cash Box Top 100 1
US Record World 1

Year-end charts

Chart (1977) Rank
Australia (Kent Music Report) 57
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 76
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 15
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 43
Netherlands (Single Top 100) 56
US Billboard Hot 100 71
US Cash Box 10
Chart (1978) Rank
Australia (Kent Music Report) 46

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 150,000^
United States (RIAA) Platinum 2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
Star Wars Theme Cantina Band Language Watch Edit Star Wars Theme Cantina Band is a song recorded by Meco taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1 1977 holding on to the spot for two weeks 1 and peaked at no 7 on the UK Singles Chart remaining in the charts for nine weeks 2 The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America having sold a million units 3 Star Wars Theme Cantina Band Single by Mecofrom the album Star Wars and Other Galactic FunkB side Funk Released1977Length3 32 single album version 7 34 DJ Promo Only Version 15 48 12 version LabelMillenniumRCASongwriter s John WilliamsProducer s Tony BongioviDomenico MonardoHarold WheelerMeco singles chronology Star Wars Theme Cantina Band 1977 Theme from Close Encounters 1978 Star Wars Theme Cantina Band is one of two songs that became hits featuring music from the Star Wars movie The other is Star Wars Main Title which is original music from the movie soundtrack by John Williams The song reached the Top 10 concurrently with Meco s more popular version Meco again jousted with Williams a few months later with both artists issuing competing versions of music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind both reaching the US and Canadian Top 40 but with Williams version being more successful than Meco s Contents 1 Charts 1 1 Weekly charts 1 2 Year end charts 2 Certifications 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCharts EditWeekly charts Edit Chart 1977 1978 Peak positionAustralia Kent Music Report 4 3Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders 5 7Canada Adult Contemporary RPM 6 1Canada Top Singles RPM 7 1Ireland IRMA 8 3Netherlands Dutch Top 40 9 8Netherlands Single Top 100 10 10New Zealand Recorded Music NZ 11 5South Africa Springbok Radio 12 5Sweden Sverigetopplistan 13 13UK Singles OCC 14 7US Billboard Hot 100 15 1US Billboard Hot Disco Singles 15 6US Billboard Hot Soul Singles 15 8US Billboard Adult Contemporary 16 18US Cash Box Top 100 17 1US Record World 18 1 Year end charts Edit Chart 1977 RankAustralia Kent Music Report 4 57Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders 19 76Canada Top Singles RPM 20 15Netherlands Dutch Top 40 21 43Netherlands Single Top 100 22 56US Billboard Hot 100 23 71US Cash Box 24 10Chart 1978 RankAustralia Kent Music Report 4 46Certifications EditRegion Certification Certified units salesCanada Music Canada 25 Platinum 150 000 United States RIAA 3 Platinum 2 000 000 Shipments figures based on certification alone See also EditList of Billboard Hot 100 number one singles of 1977 List of Cash Box Top 100 number one singles of 1977 List of number one singles of 1977 Canada References Edit The Hot 100 1977 Archive Billboard Retrieved July 11 2014 Meco Official Charts Company Retrieved July 15 2014 a b American single certifications Meco Star Wars Theme Cantina Band Recording Industry Association of America a b c Forum ARIA Charts Special Occasion Charts Top 100 End of Year AMR Charts 1970s Australian charts com Hung Medien Retrieved July 15 2014 Meco Star Wars Title Theme in Dutch Ultratop 50 Retrieved July 15 2014 Top RPM Adult Contemporary Issue 5441 RPM Library and Archives Canada Retrieved July 15 2014 Top RPM Singles Issue 5430a RPM Library and Archives Canada Retrieved July 15 2014 The Irish Charts Search Results Star Wars Theme Irish Singles Chart Retrieved July 15 2014 Nederlandse Top 40 week 48 1977 in Dutch Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 15 2014 Meco Star Wars Title Theme in Dutch Single Top 100 Retrieved July 15 2014 Meco Star Wars Title Theme Top 40 Singles Retrieved July 15 2014 South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 1989 Acts M Rock co za Retrieved July 15 2014 Meco Star Wars Title Theme Singles Top 100 Retrieved July 15 2014 Official Singles Chart Top 100 Official Charts Company Retrieved July 15 2014 a b c Meco Awards AllMusic Retrieved July 15 2014 Whitburn Joel 1993 Top Adult Contemporary 1961 1993 Record Research p 160 CASH BOX Top 100 Singles Week ending SEPTEMBER 24 1977 Cash Box Archived from the original on October 3 2012 The Singles Chart PDF Record World October 1 1977 p 35 ISSN 0034 1622 Retrieved September 17 2017 Jaaroverzichten 1977 in Dutch Ultratop Hung Medien Retrieved July 15 2014 Top 200 Singles of 77 RPM Vol 28 no 14 Library and Archives Canada December 31 1977 Retrieved June 2 2018 Top 100 Jaaroverzicht van 1977 in Dutch Dutch Top 40 Retrieved July 15 2014 Jaaroverzichten Single 1977 in Dutch Single Top 100 Hung Medien Retrieved July 15 2014 Pop Singles Billboard Vol 89 no 51 December 24 1977 p 64 ISSN 0006 2510 The CASH BOX Year End Charts 1977 Cash Box Archived from the original on December 30 2012 Canadian single certifications Meco Star Wars Theme Music Canada External links EditMeco Star Wars Theme Cantina Band on YouTube Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Star Wars Theme Cantina Band amp oldid 1045312739, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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