by Miles Raymer
It turns out that "Lapti Nek" has a long and utterly weird story behind it, as uncovered in not one but two recent articles devoted the song in the digital incarnation of Crawdaddy! magazine. It involves a quixotic attempt by Lucas and Williams to get "Lapti Nek" a spot on the real-world pop charts, a guy from Toto, unexpected success in Thailand, and rumors of Lucas bedding the aforementioned inappropriately sexy alien—or at least the sound tech who voiced her in the movie. It's fascinating.
Unfortunately the story has an unhappy ending: "Lapti Nek" (according to Wookieepedia, the phrase means "work it out" in Huttese) was replaced by the blooz-tastic "Jedi Rocks" in the 1997 special edition and in all subsequent editions. Apparently after thinking about it for a couple of decades, Williams and Lucas decided that what would really do the scene justice would be a sci-fi version of Blueshammer.