2. “The Imperial March” (The Empire Strikes Back)
“Vader’s Theme”, as it’s also called, is one of the most easily recognized pieces of the composer’s work. However, a lot of people forget that the piece didn’t feature in the films until The Empire Strikes Back. From then on, its pounding rhythm would forever forebode the arrival of evil. The music, like the Empire it represents, is pounding, relentless, and unforgettable.