May the 4th be with you! Special Star Wars Day messages from R2-D2 & NASA. Celebrate by listening to the Rdio Star Wars Day Playlist & watch the 10 best Star Wars Adverts. Happy Star Wars Day!


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Sunday, May 04, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII NewsHappy May the 4th! With the Star Wars machine starting up again it would be remissive of me to ignore May the 4th this year. So below are some special May the 4th be with you messages, a Rdio Star Wars playlist and the 10 best Star Wars related adverts. Enjoy and may the 4th be with you.

Video: R2-D2's Secret D23 Star Wars Day Message


Video: A Star Wars Day Message from NASA


Video: Star Wars Day Attack Ad: Say No to May the 4th


The Rdio Star Wars Day Playlist consists of the following 14 songs:

  1. Main Title from Star Wars - John Williams - John Williams - Greatest Hits 1969-1999
  2. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  3. Princess Leia's Theme - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  4. Yoda's Theme - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  5. Binary Sunset (Alternate) (Medley) - London Symphony Orchestra;John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  6. Han Solo and the Princess - John Williams - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  7. The Asteroid Field - John Williams - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  8. The Throne Room/End Title (Medley) - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  9. Duel Of The Fates from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - John Williams;London Voices - Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  10. The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan's Revelation (Medley) - John Williams - Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  11. Anakin's Betrayal (Episode III - Revenge of the Sith) - Global Stage Orchestra - Star Wars - The Story Continues
  12. Cantina Band - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  13. The Forest Battle (Concert Suite) - John Williams - Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  14. Victory Celebration/End Title (Medley) - John Williams - The Music Of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition
After listening to that brilliant playlist you may need some visual stimulus - the following adverts counting down the 11 best Star Wars related Star Wars adverts. I have not included any game adverts even though pretty much all the media created for STAR WAR: The Old Republic was awesome. :

11. Star Wars for Hagoromo tuna (yes you read that right)
This ad for Hagoromo Tuna kicks off the list because it is tuna fish crazy!Making it an unofficial 11 on the list. Made when the lines between copyright laws was still a little hazy across international lines and the characters although recognisable have been changed somewhat. I guess this is the Japanese equivalent of the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. If you haven't seen it don't click on the link.

Video: STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition


10. Star Wars for Vodafone
These Vodafone adverts are a bit of fun and brightened up my pre film cinema experience but did get a bit tiring quickly.

Video: Star Wars Vodafone 4G



Video: Vodafone RED Box No need for Jedi training needed



9. Star Wars for Austin Powers
I remember seeing this in the cinema for the first time and loved it. Still makes me smile.

Video: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Trailer


8. Star Wars for TomTom
These "behind the scenes" cuts from the making of Darth Vader and Yoda TomTom navigation voices seemed to signal a change in the way Star Wars was being aligned with brands. They are a lot wittier than any previous crossovers.

Video: Yoda recording for TomTom GPS - behind the scenes

Video: Darth Vader recording for TomTom GPS - behind the scenes


7. Star Wars for Currys PC World
I think this was the first proper UK Star Wars cross branding advert I saw in cinema it starts brilliantly but lets itself down a bit leaving you with more questions than necessary. But those opening moments and Vader's arrival are pretty awesome.

Video: Currys PC World 2011 TV advert - Vader's Visit (Darth Vader Star Wars)


6.5, 6.3 & 6 Star Wars for Brisk
Around the time Phantom Menace was going to be released Brisk a soft drinks brand brought out a set of these adverts focussed on Darth Maul. Still chuckleworthy.

Video: Brisk Star Wars Commercial: Yoda vs. Darth Maul

Video: Brisk Star Wars: Sebulba Sabotage

Video: Brisk Star Wars: Darth Thought


5.5 5.3 & 5 Star Wars for Lego
Showing all the hallmarks of what makes The Lego Movie so entertaining and fun these Lego adverts bring Darth Maul back to do more damage and the final clip BOMBAD BOUNTY is more of a short film clocking in at 5 minutes. It is based around Jar Jar Binks and inserts him into the original tilogy with Boba Fett hot in pursuit. Pretty neat bit of creative right there.

Video: Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out - Darth Maul is Back

Video: Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out - Darth Star

Video: LEGO® STAR WARS™: BOMBAD BOUNTY


4. Star Wars for Volkswagen
I'm pretty sure everyone is familiar with these Star Wars adverts from Volkswagen. They still reach the right parts.


Video: The Force: Volkswagen Commercial


Video: The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser ~ Star Wars ~ Super Bowl XLVI

Video: SUPER BOWL 2012: Dog strikes back / Volkswagen


3. Star Wars for Spike TV
The Spike TV adverts for their Star Wars marathon are the boldest adverts yet and feature characters not usually seen.

Video: Star Wars Commercial Aerobics

Video: Spike TV: Darth Vader playing golf, Ewoks, Tusken Raiders & Boba - Star Wars


Spike TV in collaboration with Orange brought out these adverts which were also pretty cool.

Video: Star Wars - Orange Chewbacca - Spike TV Commercial

Video: Star Wars - Orange C-3PO & R2D2 - Spike TV Commercial

Video: Star Wars - Orange Darth Vader - Spike TV Commercial


2. Star Wars for the Star Wars Identities Exhibition
This advert is beautiful and adds the depth we are longing fro from Star Wars. The STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition is currently in Paris until 30 June and is expected to tour to 12 countries on its 6 year tour.

Video: STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition

http://www.starwarsidentities.com/

1.5 & 1 Star Wars for adidas
Still the most exciting Star Wars adverts are these adverts for adidas Originals. C'mon Daft punk, Jay Baruchel, Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown in the cantina! Pure awesomeness.


Video: adidas Originals Star Wars Collection

Video: adidas Originals Star Wars commercial

The Establishing Shot: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU! SPECIAL STAR WARS DAY MESSAGES FROM R2-D2 & NASA. CELEBRATE BY LISTENING TO THE RDIO STAR WARS DAY PLAYLIST & WATCH THE 10 BEST STAR WARS ADVERTS. HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!

Craig Grobler Jedi
Craig is a retired superhero, an obsessive hobbyist, comics fan, gadget lover & flâneur who knows an unhealthy amount about Ian Fleming's James Bond.

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