3. “I Ran” by Flock of Seagulls
Coming it at No. 3 on our Cosmic Rewind song rankings is "I Ran" by Flock of Seagulls and it's placement here is based on some comments I received when talking to Epcot guests.
I have ridden Cosmic Rewind about 10 times. I'm not bragging. It's my kids favorite ride and we spend a lot of time on vacation starting our days at Epcot. So far, I have yet to experience the ride to the track "I Ran".
So why am I ranking this song third on the list? This is simply all about what other guests have said. Many have this song ranked as their number-one favorite. Similar to how many ranked "Conga" low, I was surprised by how many ranked this one so high. In fact, many had this ranked above my top two.
Keep in mind, my top two are because I have experienced them, and when I count that as part of the process, I can't summarily discount my choices based on an average of other guests' experience. But I did take it into consideration which is why it lands here.
I have reviewed several first-person Youtube videos of the ride with the song "I Ran" and I really want to experience it first hand. It has a great intro at the start of the backward release and both the lyrics and tempo of the song match well with the back and forth of the ride.
The syncing seems to be a little off with certain parts of the ride but it is minimal at best. Again, it is judged by me without having actually ridden it using other's first-person recordings to judge and that really isn't fair. That being said, without actually riding it, I couldn't put in the top two.