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Happy 'Star Wars' Day: 9 Awesome Cantina Song Covers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  Posted: 05/04/2012 1:13 pm Updated: 05/04/2012 1:13 pm

On May the 4th, as the world celebrates "Star Wars" Day, we wanted to remember one of the most beloved scenes from the very first movie: the cantina band. You know the scene: Luke and Obi-Wan enter the bar in search of a ship to Alderaan and end up meeting Han Solo and Chewbacca, all while the famed Mos Eisley Cantina Band play in the background.

Considering that the cantina song is one of the catchiest tunes in film history (at least by our estimation), it's no surprise that there are a lot of really awesome covers out there with all kinds of different instruments. So naturally, we collected our nine favorites for your listening pleasure. They're guaranteed to get the song stuck in your head all day, as it should be on this day of "Star Wars" celebration. Have a listen, vote on your favorite and May the fourth be with you.

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  • Harp Cover

    This kid is probably in the London Symphony Orchestra by now. Amazing.

  • Chaman Stick Cover

    Rocking that cantina song the way only a Chapman Stick can.

  • Ukelele Cover

    If this was playing in the cantina, there's no way tempers would ever flare between smugglers.

  • Piano Cover

    He'd be the feature act if the cantina was a saloon.

  • One Man Band Cover

    Doing it all by himself without a hitch.

  • Gypsy Jazz Cover

    This is what the cantina band would look and sound like at a classier establishment.

  • Organ Cover

    The force must be strong with her if she's able to find all those pedals like that.

  • Bassoon Cover

    The human counterparts to the Bith cantina band.

  • Marching Band Cover

    If this doesn't get your football team pumped up, nothing will.

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