Australian singles chart:
The Logical Song entered the Kent Music Report on 2 April 1979 and peaked at #16. It was the #98 song on the Top 100 of 1979.
The song is on Breakfast in America which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 26 March 1979. It reached #1 on 16 April 1979 and remained there for 6 weeks.
Supertramp, Peter Henderson
Record label of Australian release:
Live version featuring Roger Hodgson, Ringo Starr, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Howard Jones, Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson), Sheila E. and Mark Rivera:
The lyrics are about how the innocence and wonder of childhood can quickly give way to worry and cynicism, as children are taught to be responsible adults. It makes the point that logic can restrict creativity and passion. Supertramp keyboard player Roger Hodgson, who wrote this song and sang the lead vocals, said in a 2012 Songfacts interview: “I think it was very relevant when I wrote it, and actually I think it’s even more relevant today. It’s very basically saying that what they teach us in schools is all very fine, but what about what they don’t teach us in schools that creates so much confusion in our being.”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/supertramp/the-logical-song
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
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