Ewok Celebration

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"Ewok Celebration", known commonly as "Yub Nub", is the title of a 1983 song that appears in the end of the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi during the celebration of the Ewoks on Endor with the Rebel Alliance pilots after the destruction of the second Death Star.


"Ewok Celebration" was composed by John Williams, the lyrics in the Ewok language were written by ILM sound designer Ben Burtt. The English lyrics were written by Joseph Williams, who also wrote "Lapti Nek" from the same film.[1] It was published by Bantha Music and is administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation.

Other uses[edit]

In the 1997 edition of the film, a different song ("Victory Celebration") composed by Williams without lyrics replaces the original version. The song has been used in several Star Wars video games released after the special editions came out, such as Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike.[citation needed]

Other versions[edit]

In 1983, Meco recorded a version of the song "Ewok Celebration" which reached No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The song appears in an episode of the sitcom Spaced; the producers could not acquire the rights to use the original recording, so Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg performed and recorded their own version.[3]


  1. ^ Traynor, Cian (December 15, 2016). "Jabba the Hutt's favourite disco song". Little White Lies. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hot 100: The Week of August 20, 1983". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Wright, Edgar (September 8, 2018). "edgarwright on Twitter: 'Well that was me and Simon singing and multi-tracked several times.'". Twitter. Retrieved October 4, 2018.