Since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977 the franchise has grown into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. It’s the third highest grossing film series and has the Guinness World Record title as the most successful movie merchandising franchise.
It was no surprise then, that the 1978 space disco track “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper”, performed by Sarah Brightman, cashed in on the media hype surrounding the original Star Wars film.
It’s one of your favourites here at Lovesongs247 so here’s a little background info on the song. Written by Jeff Calvert and Geraint Hughes the lyrics include lines such as: “And evil Darth Vader he’s been banished to Mars” and “Or are you like a droid, devoid of emotion”. There’s also some sexual innuendo! Brightman sings, “Take me, make me feel the force”. There are quite a few science fiction references too. It was the then 18-year-old, Brightman’s debut as a singer and peaked at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.
The English classical crossover soprano is also a songwriter, musician, actress and dancer. Her career began as a member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip. Brightman is often credited as one of the creators of the classical crossover genre and remains one of the top performers. With worldwide sales of more than 30 million records and 2 million DVD’s she’s the world’s best selling soprano. Her 1996 duet with the Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli “Time to Say Goodbye” hit number one in charts across Europe and became the highest and fastest selling single of all time in Germany.
It is notable that she has sung in many languages including Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin Chinese and in 2012 received the UNESCO Artist for Peace Award for “her contribution, throughout her artistic career, to the promotion of cultural dialogue and the exchange among cultures.”
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