Best ELO Songs

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41Alright
42Eldorado

Love ELO, have for years and years. Mr Blue Sky, Sweet Talking Woman particularly great. So many others, too. But for sheer power and musical transportation (not talking cars, here), you can't beat "Eldorado."

43Latitude 88 North
44Sweet Is the Night

This is an awesome track!

4521st Century Man
46Kuiama
47Mister Kingdom

So underrated!

48Boy Blue

This song is on a whole different level from all others. Nothing else they made compares to this. It probably doesn't even belong in the same genre as the rest of these. It is just amazing

The arrangement and words of this song are beyond belief. The greatest example of what the world knows as "the elo sound".

49It's Over
50The Lights Go Down

One very under rated song

51Don't Walk Away

Great song off the Xanadu album. Possibly their best

52Lonesome Lullaby
53Hello My Old Friend

This was an out-take from the planned double album of 1983, which due to the bands record label's lack of backing became the single album "Secret Messages". "Hello my old friend" is a haunting ballad about what happened to the English Midland Black Countries Industrial Heritage following the closure of the the Mills and Factories in the late 1970's and early 1980's due to Thatcherism. It is a beautiful song with straight from the heart lyrics by Jeff, showing how he felt about the desolation of the West Midlands where he was born and grew up in. You will find this song on YouTube. I think this is Jeff Lynne's best composition and a true hidden gem, hope you agree.

David MacGregor.

Halifax, UK.

It is a complex composition to create, only few really gifted artists could do that. It is like Eldorado album in one song. You listen it once, then soon you want to listen it again and again. It is something what is not possible to forget. Should become a classic. Probably this is the best song written since 80s, and one of the best written in the history of music.

54Across the Border
55Secret Messages

The video of this song became the main topic of conversation on YouTube thirty years later. Conspiracy theories, illuminati, aliens and new world order. Just watch it.

As a kid I had this on a 45, which I played non-stop on 33 to better enjoy every little nuance in this wall of sound.

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56Standin' In the Rain
57Above the Clouds
58When I Was a Boy

Jeff Lynne = ELO = Jeff Lynne. I heard somebody complaining how this song sounds like Lennon/Beatles. When the hell did that ever become a bad thing? Another gem that I can't get out of my head. Keep 'em coming!

Simple and spectacular. ELO is back and the new stuff could be better than before.

59On the Run
60Bluebird
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