The score by John Williams for the 1977 blockbuster was named the best sci-fi movie soundtrack of all time.
James Horner's theme for Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan came in second. Vangelis's music for Blade Runner placed third on the list compiled by Total Sci-Fi.
Williams won both an Academy Award and Grammy for his work on the original film and he contributed to all six movies in the franchise. His composition for Close Encounters Of The Third Kind ranked at number eight.
Others on the list included Queen for their theme song to Flash Gordon, 2001: A Space Odyssey's Richard and Johann Strauss and György Ligeti, and Bernard Herrmann for his score to the original version of The Day The Earth Stood Still.
It was recently announced that a stage version of the Star Wars series is to open on October 1 in California, before heading off on a five-year world tour.