"Living In These Star Warz" is everything you could ever want in a Star Wars-themed novelty album.

Living in These Star Warz Is Everything You Could Ever Want in a Star Wars Novelty Album

Living in These Star Warz Is Everything You Could Ever Want in a Star Wars Novelty Album

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April 22 2015 4:11 PM

Living in These Star Warz Is Everything You Could Ever Want in a Star Wars Novelty Album

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The album of every Star Wars superfan’s dreams arrived almost four decades ago. After the seminal Star Wars film’s unprecedented box-office success, a host of musicians jumped on the bandwagon with Star Wars-inspired albums, and Dangerous Minds has dug up several of them.

The one that’s available to stream on YouTube, Living in These Star Warz by the Rebel Force Band, is a galactic treasure. The album comprises 10 songs, interweaving almost every musical style of the time, from disco to R&B to power pop. You’ll find upbeat songs offering practical advice, such as “Don’t Fall in Love with an Android,” and slower, more emotional jams, like the instant-classic power ballad “Leia,” (pronounced, inexplicably, LEE-ya). Every fan will have her own favorite track—but you must concede, “Chewie the Rookie Wookie” wins for best misspelled title.

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And if the Rebel Force Band doesn’t quench your thirst for ’70s style Star Wars–themed music, you can always follow it up with “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “The Saga Begins.”