On Wednesday May 25, 1977, Domenico Monardo otherwise known as the music producer and composer MECO watched the movie Star Wars on its opening day. In the next five days, he had seen the film four more times, and attended several more screenings over the following weekend.
That’s when he got the idea to make a disco version of the films score by John Williams.
He pitched the idea to his record company but they initially turned down the idea.
When both the picture itself as well as the original score had become huge they agreed to back him
The result was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in October 1977
Here’s Meco with Star Wars Theme /Cantina Band