MECO’s music means many things to many people. It means it’s party time at a sci-fi disco, it means the end of another episode of the ForceCast and it also means record-breaker.

OMG Facts have posted the fascinating fact that MECO’s classic disco version of the Star Wars theme is the best selling instrumental record ever.

So, next time you get any grief for being a fan of the GFFA, tell your accuser to stick that in their pipe and smoke it.

The Star Wars Theme single and its album were certified platinum in the U.S. The song hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977 and held the spot for two weeks. To this day it is the biggest selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music. It is also the only one to make certified platinum. Meco watched “Star Wars” on its opening day in May of 1977.