Trivia

Hard

What Sci-Fi Franchise Yielded The Best Selling Instrumental Single Of All Time?

Star Wars
Stargate
Star Trek
Dr. Who
The cover of Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk.
Millennium Records

Answer: Star Wars

The Star Wars sci-fi franchise is notable for a multitude of reasons including widespread critical acclaim, box office records, and the spawning of a massive and devoted fan base.

Tucked away in all of those heavy hitting accomplishments is a rather quiet one. In 1977, a disco adaptation of John Williams’ iconic Star Wars score was remixed by record producer Domenico Monardo and released as Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk.

A single from that album—“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band”—was a smash hit both with disco DJs and Star Wars fans; it went on to become the only instrumental single certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and, in the process, the most popular music recording based on a sci-fi television show or movie.

For a brief moment in history, thousands of people were getting their disco groove on to the theme song and score of what would go on to become one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time.

Trivia

Hard

The Largest “Hidden Mickey” In The World Is A?

Trivia

Easy

Tech Giant Hewlett-Packard’s Name Was Decided By?

Trivia

Hard

The British Royal Navy Considered Rations Of What Foodstuff A Military Secret?

Trivia

Hard

Sweden Has An SMS Alert System For?

Trivia

Easy

Movie Trailers Are Called Such Because They Were Originally?

Trivia

Hard

The First Jack O’ Lanterns Were Carved From?

Trivia

Easy

The Longest Traffic Jam In History Occurred Where?

Trivia

Easy

The Economy Of The Country Nauru Is Based Almost Entirely On Exporting?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Desert In The World Is?

Trivia

Hard

During World War II The U.S. Government Banned (But Quickly Returned) What As A Cost Saving Measure?