E.T.: The Disco-Terrestrial

Surprisingly, this is not the work of Meco, the guy who scored a #1 hit with his disco medley version of the Star Wars theme / “Cantina Band.” It’s from Walter Murphy, the guy who made a classic disco track out of Beethoven, as in “A Fifth of Beethoven.” Even more surprisingly is that this is a disco song that charted in 1982, and all the way up at #47. E.T. was just that popular. (Today, Walter Murphy is the house composer for all the allegedly funny songs on Family Guy.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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