Star Wars Music: Best. Music. Ever.

Pablo Hidalgo | September 24, 2009

Our friends at (published by Titan Magazines, the same folks who produce Star Wars Insider) let us know that Star Wars music is the best thing ever.

We already knew that, so they clarified: John Williams’ unforgettable score has been declared the best science fiction movie soundtrack of all time in a poll conducted by their site.

The classic score edged out James Horner’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of KHAAAAAN!, and Vangelis’ Blade Runner for the top slot. Also in the top five were Jerry Goldsmith’s score to Star Trek: The Motion Picture (which gave The Next Generation its imminently hummable title theme) and Queen’s score to Flash (aaAAAaah!) Gordon.

The remainder of the top ten consisted of up-and-comers Richard and Johann Strauss along with György Ligeti for 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bernard Herrman for the Keanu-less version of The Day the Earth Stood Still; John Williams again for Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Horner again for Aliens and Vince DiCola and Stan Bush for Transformers: The Movie. (You can win if you dare!)

If you can’t get enough of John Williams’ score, be sure to track the traveling Star Wars: In Concert tour as it works its way across the U.S. before moving on to international venues.


Final Top Ten:

1. Star Wars (John Williams)

2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (James Horner)

3. Blade Runner (Vangelis)

4. Star Trek the Motion Picture (Jerry Goldsmith)

5. Flash Gordon (Queen)

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Richard and Johann Strauss, György Ligeti)

7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (Bernard Herrmann)

8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams)

9. Aliens (James Horner)

10. Transformers: The Movie (Vince DiCola / Stan Bush)


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