I was watching an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and Skinner battle to the tune of Obi-Wan and Anakin's fight on Mustafar from Revenge of the Sith.

It reminded me of a question I've pondered before, regarding vocals on the soundtracks and scores of the Star Wars trilogies.

Aside from the song above, the only Star Wars songs I can think of that have vocal parts are Yub Nub, various other Ewok chants, and the horrid cartoonish jazz singers in the revised version of Return of the Jedi. Am I missing anything?

Which songs heard in the Star Wars films have vocal elements?

  • I wanted to link to Bill Murray "singing" the Star Wars "theme "on Saturday Night Live but NBC blocked it. – Spencer Jan 13 '17 at 1:11

Music from the Star Wars films with vocal elements:

I - The Phantom Menace

II - Attack of the Clones

III - Revenge of the Sith


Rogue One

IV - A New Hope

  • None of the music from Episode IV has any vocal elements.

V - The Empire Strikes Back

VI - Return of the Jedi

VII - The Force Awakens

  • Snoke - Sinister, menacing male chorus sings a deep and threatening theme for the Supreme Leader.
  • Source music: Jabba Flow and Dobra Doompa are performed in Maz Kanata's Castle.

VIII - The Last Jedi

1. Source music refers to music in a drama (e.g., film or video game) that is part of the fictional setting and so, presumably, is heard by the characters. It can be background music (e.g., from a radio or TV) or be produced by characters themselves as part of the plot

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    I forgot the humming in Emperor's theme. D'oh. – Wad Cheber Jan 27 '16 at 3:20
  • I said I did. It's very subtle, unlike the Obi-Wan/Anakin song. – Wad Cheber Jan 27 '16 at 3:21
  • Is the Emperor's theme the same music that is played when Luke is defeating Vader? Because that has chorus in it as well. – Todd Wilcox Jan 27 '16 at 3:39
  • I removed the "in order of release" so your answer doesn't have to be edited. Excellent work, many thanks, and +1. – Wad Cheber Jan 27 '16 at 3:46
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    I'm pretty sure that there is vocal music in Solo? Like when Enfys Nest's crew swoops in during the heist on Vandor? – swbarnes2 Aug 19 at 20:07

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