Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band

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"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"
Single by Meco
from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk
B-side "Funk"
Released 1977
Format 7" single
Genre Disco
Length 3:28
Writer(s) John Williams
Certification Platinum (CRIA, RIAA)
Meco singles chronology
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band"
"Theme from Close Encounters"

"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is a disco single 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] To date it is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units, being the only one ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[3]

In the late 1970s CBS Sports used the song as opening music for its NFL coverage.

Chart performance[edit]