Prequels Rock Pandora

A couple of years ago, Spotify released its list of the most streamed Star Wars tracks.   This year for May the 4th, Pandora released its own list of the most streamed tracks on its service.  Mind you this is after soundtracks for two more movies have been released.  And yet, Spotify’s most popular Star Wars track is also Pandora’s most popular track:  “Duel of the Fates.”

In fact tracks from the prequels are all over Pandora’s top 10:

1. “Duel of the Fates” (Episode I): 10.6 million plays

2. “The Imperial March” (Episode V): 6.7 million plays

3. “Battle of the Heroes” (Episode III): 4.1 million plays

4. “Anakin vs. Obi-Wan” (Episode III): 3.6 million plays

5. “Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith” (Episode III): 3.4 million plays

6. “Anakin’s Betrayal” (Episode III): 2.7 million plays

7. “Across the Stars” (Episode II): 2.3 million plays

8. “Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious” (Episode III): 2.1 million plays

9. “Enter Lord Vader” (Episode III): 2 million plays

10. “Imperial Attack” (Episode IV): 1.8 million plays

A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.

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4 Responses to “Prequels Rock Pandora”

  1. Pedro Felipe Says:

    Not surprising at all to me, honestly. All the data points towards the fact that the haters narrative is totally out of touch with reality and the soundtrack of the prequels has been on the top of streaming/cd sales for as long as I remember. And let us not forget something the haters are backtracking now, like they’re are on a lot of things now that they begin to see they don’t have total control of the narrative as they used to, that they bashed and still bash the soundtrack in the prequels a lot, saying it was all a “repeat of The Phantom Menace”. Not long ago they were all together saying unashamedly that Attack of The Clones was John Williams worse work (!!!!!!!), that George ruined John Williams scores (!!!!!!!) because of the influence he had on them, and he did have a ton of influence, but they now have shifted the narrative and now it goes “the only good thing about the Prequels” and they try to keep George away from the credit he deserves, never mind the fact that the movie inspires the soundtrack, not the opposite (most of the time). It only goes to show their complete intellectual dishonesty and lack of basic understanding of the creative, filmmaking and scoring process.

  2. joe Says:

    now if only they release the complete soundtracks to episodes 2 and 3 GET ON IT DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Moose Says:

    I love George’s old-timey aesthetic with these movies, especially the music. I hope they feature Williams’ work more prominently in Ep. 8 than they did in Ep. 7.

  4. zch81721 Says:

    A lot of these come from Episode 3 which doesn’t surprise me. I think that one had the best soundtrack out of the entire saga.

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