Best ELO Songs

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21Getting to the Point

I guess a lot of people aren't into this very late era ELO, but I believe Jeff was writing quality songs from the very beginning right through to Balance of Power. To me this is the last ELO album, because Zoom was really more Jeff Lynne than ELO (good as it was), and this was the best track on it.

22Fire On High

It was the right music at the right time. Don't know why this isn't in the top 5

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23Rockaria!

A reminder that there was a time when rock and roll was seen as anti establishment. Classical musicians and politicians would not be seen dead at a rock concert. How times have changed.

Number 1 for me, hands down, listen to it again!

2410538 Overture

One of their first... And definitely one of the most outrageously original tracks in that era. There's a very good reason this was chosen for the Oscar-winning American Hustle... This is one of the greatest tracks of all time.

If you're a ELO fan and have never listened to this song, don't ignore it! This THE MOST Underrated ELO Song!

Probably the only song in history that makes you want to "air cello". Quite brilliant!

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25Ticket to the Moon

Love this takes me back to teenage years

26Tightrope

Gotta be a top ten song! A genuine undiscovered piece of ELO treasure! A true roller coaster of a song which would do well if it was released today.

I'm amazed Tightrope is so low, by all definitions, musically, lyrically, and instrumentally, it's The Electric Light Orchestra at their absolute best.

This song when ELO open a set, sends shivers down my Spine. The strings in this sound amazing, I would rate this much much higher.

Circa 1976, the year of the culmination of man's musical efforts

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27Big Wheels

It's a close tie between this, "Strange Magic" and "Shangri-la". The thing this has that those don't have, is a buildup as powerful and emotional as this.

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29Strange Magic

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. When I hear it, I never want it to end. An overall classic!

One of my favorites. Strange it is so low, must be some sort of magic.

Definitely one of their best. Loved it the first time I heard it!

It's literally one of their most famous songs why so low?

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30Midnight Blue

I can't believe I didn't see this song in the list!

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31One Summer Dream

Hypnotic. This song taps into the space-time continuum putting the listener into a trippy dream like trance.

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32Poker
33Endless Lies

This song is absolutely amazing, The vocals are strong and match the likes of the great Alto singers of yesteryear. How it eluded to be on this list before now befuddles me

34Here is the News

I don't understand why this song is so unknown. I heard it on the radio one day as a tribute to a radio reporter who passed out earlier that week. It blew my mind, never having heard this song before.

Also: Any Dutchman would recognize the intro of the song since it's used as jingle for the VPRO. - standelange

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35Long Black Road

Best Song from ELO :-) Must be higher in the list!

36Moment In Paradise

One of the most inspirational and beautiful songs I've ever heard. I cannot believe this is so low. It deserves to be in the top 5 at least. As soon as I heard this song, it instantly became my favourite ELO song due to its amazing melodies and its unique sound. Wonderful track... Absolutely magnificent!

One of their absolute bests! Zoom is one of their best albums too, just behind Out of The Blue and A New World Record, and this is their best slow and happy song. Should definitely be in the top 5!

This is a beautiful Ballad - Beatles style. It came at a time when ELO had lost momentum (2001), but had it been released in ELOs hey-day, it would have become a massive hit. Every time someone hears it for the 1st time, they are absolutelly impressed.

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37The Way Life's Meant to Be

Awesome song, definitely in they're top ten

Jeff Lynne's best piece of production.

38Jungle

A brilliant melodic sound. The verse, chorus, intro has everything you want it to have. Should be in top ten! Its a piece of art... , it truly is.

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39Roll Over Beethoven
40Nellie Takes Her Bow

Jeff Lynne's story songs are amongst the best ever written.

Brilliant song. Improves with age.

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