“The Empire Strikes Back” revealed as the American’s favorite Star Wars movie soundtrack

Streams of Star Wars’ soundtracks on Deezer HiFi increased by 196% since January 2019

Star Wars Day 2021

Deezer has revealed that the Force is strong with The Empire Strikes Back. The critically acclaimed Star Wars film is the Star Wars soundtrack that Deezer’s HiFi users in the US love the most.* It beat fan favorite A New Hope to the top spot, with 93% more streams.

In honor of Star Wars day, global music streaming service, Deezer, reveals the most streamed HiFi soundtracks from the Star Wars series. In order of popularity, in the US the most played were: 

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. A New Hope
  3. The Phantom Menace
  4. The Rise of Skywalker
  5. Revenge of the Sith
  6. The Force Awakens
  7. The Last Jedi
  8. Attack of the Clones
  9. Return of the Jedi

Despite being heralded as one of the least popular movies in the franchise, The Phantom Menace still achieved an admirable third place. This is largely thanks to the epic musical score that’s played during the intense lightsaber duel at the heart of the movie. The contemporary classic, Duel of the Fates, elevates the pivotal battle between Obi Wan Kenobi, Qui Gon Jinn and Darth Maul.

Star Wars fans that appreciate superior audio quality get to relive the movie magic moments again and again when listening in high fidelity. This level of crisp audio in the incredible orchestral performances may explain why Star Wars streams spiked by 30% worldwide, just before last year’s Star Wars Day. Plays of the movie’s soundtracks in high fidelity also rocketed by 196% in the US from January 2019 to April 2021.

“Listening to Star Wars soundtracks in high fidelity with the right gear means you can hear all the rich detail that you’d likely miss through regular sound quality. The minute you close your eyes, you’ll feel like you’re in a concert hall, listening to John Williams conduct the London Symphony Orchestra live,” commented Antoine Jaeger, Deezer’s Soundtrack Editor. 

We also have something special for all Star Wars superfans. The newly released “Music From The Star Wars Saga – The Essential Collection” features 18 of the most iconic Star Wars tracks in 360 Reality Audio. This audio format delivers the ultimate listening experience, using spatial sound mixing to mimic the acoustics of a live performance. If you can’t decide on your favorite soundtrack, “Star Wars Classics” covers 50 of the biggest hits in one playlist. 

This Star Wars Day on May 4th, fans can listen to all of the movie’s soundtracks in stunning high fidelity on sound systems such as Sonos and Bang & Olufsen. For a full list of recommended devices to experience HiFi see here

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Media Contact
Jennefer V. Meléndez
 (jmelendez@deezer.com), PR Manager for The Americas