Logan’s Run Playlist Counts
The other day I had a little melodic fragment stuck in my head—but I couldn’t remember what it was from. This seems to be happening to me more often as I age—it’s annoying!
Turns out it was from Jarre’s Enemy Mine (such relief when you place it!). But for a moment I thought it might have been from the outdoor sequence of Goldsmith’s Logan’s Run. I was out of the office so I pulled up a YouTube file to check.
Watertower Music (the Warner Bros. in-house label) has released two versions of Logan’s Run digitally: the original LP and our deluxe FSM CD master.
I love this score and I was proud of our CD, so this made me happy.
For some reason it’s not on Watertower’s YouTube page, but of course everything’s on YouTube one way or another:
What I learned is that by checking each track of the playlist, you can learn how popular different selections are. I’ll do it for you on Logan’s Run, playlist counts as of 4/29/22:
The Dome/The City/Nursery - 7,842
Flameout - 10,604
Fatal Games - 4.320
On the Circuit - 2,678
The Assignment/Lost Years - 2,822
She’ll Do It/Let Me Help - 1,835
Crazy Ideas - 1,797
A Little Muscle - 1,552
Terminated in Cathedral - 1,593
Intensive Care - 1,568
Love Shop - 2,486
They’re Watching/Doc Is Dead - 1,263
The Key/Box - 1,485
Ice Sculpture - 1,469
The Sun - 1,522
The Monument - 2,213
The Truth - 1,206
You’re Renewed - 1,812
The Journey Back/The Beach - 1,027
Return to the City/Apprehensions - 1,125
The Interrogation - 1,405
End of the City - 2,922
Love Theme From Logan’s Run - 2,598
No surprise, the counts are front-loaded—but the second track is more popular than the first.
I would chalk this up to “Flameout” being of interest not just to soundtrack fans, and Logan’s Run fans, but electronica music buffs and DJs into those ’70s synths.
Other than that, interesting to see how people go to the big action track, “You’re Renewed,” and then turn it off.
I’m sure you can do this for countless soundtrack albums, and it’s kind of interesting to see.
Here’s an earlier column I wrote about Logan’s Run.
Have a great weekend everybody—renew!