Crying baby? Try playing "The Imperial March" from Star Wars—it works for this little guy!

By Hollee Actman Becker
January 13, 2016

Rememeber that episode of Friends where the only thing that would soothe Ross and Rachel's baby Emma was the sound of them singing along to Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back"?

Well, if you thought that was weird, check out this kid, who seems to stops crying whenever he hears the Darth Vader theme song from Star Wars.

The tune, more commonly known to fans as "The Imperial March," is associated with the villain Darth Vader. Yet despite its dark origins and the fact that it's not exactly a lullaby, the song appears to pacify Micah Hayman's son Eli in a video the dad posted to YouTube titled "Imperial March Soothes Crying Baby."

"I figured out 'The Imperial March' calms my son when he's crying," Hayman captioned the clip, then added the awesome hashtag #parentingdoneright.

He's not wrong. The video shows Eli wailing until he hears the opening notes of the song. Then, within just a few seconds, the little guy's eyes go wide, he stops crying, and—call me crazy—he actually appears to be smiling.

The video was posted last week and already has more than 500,000 views. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll definitely want to scroll through the comments, which include these gems:

"Can you feel it? There is a disturbance in the force."

"A true member of the Imperial Army."

"He's wearing red. Sith Lords have red lightsabers. COINCIDENCE!?!? I THINK NOT!!"

And lest you think this was a one-time thing, Hayman later uploaded a second video that shows Eli chilling out to the beats on a different day.

Looks like Darth Vader has found his littlest fan!

Are there any weird songs that calm your baby down? Let us know in the comments!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website for more, and follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.