If you’ve never heard about the successful pop song “Lightsaber” by the group EXO, it’s possibly because “Lightsaber” is a K-pop (Korean pop) song. Originally released in 2015, “Lightsaber” peaked at number 9 on the South Korean singles chart (Gaon) and the YouTube music video has snagged 16.5 million views as of March 2018. EXO has also preformed “Lightsaber” live during concerts.
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“Lightsaber” was originally released as a single in late 2015 as an official promotional song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The song itself doesn’t related to the movie, but rather uses ‘lightsaber’ in more of a symbolic or metaphoric way. The EXO music video depicts several band members carrying lightsaber hilts and features a sign by a bar that reads “Jedi Only”. Although the music video hints at Star Wars, the video is set in various locations around South Korea rather than on a Star Wars planet.
What do you think about EXO’s Star Wars promotional song, “Lightsaber”? Would you like to hear more lightsaber pop songs?
Watch EXO ‘LIGHTSABER’ (EXO | STAR WARS Collaboration Project) on YouTube