Best ELO SongsThe top 10 best songs from the symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra.
The Top Ten
Happiness through sound. I defy anyone to hear Mr. Blue Sky without a smile creeping onto their face. Incredible vocals!
Got this album 35+ years ago, still have it & play it in this modern world... ELO went bit electrica in the 80's but the 70's is outright winner...
Best song of their career, one of my favorite songs of all times. It was inventive and innovative and can pick up my spirits on a really bad day.
After hearing this on a commercial I had to look up the song, ever since been hooked on ELO.V 19 Comments
Fell in love with the beat the first time I heard it in Super 8.
That back beat has got to be one of the catchiest ever. And the rhythm guitar riff is absolutely awesome! Much edgier than the rest of Discovery.
The best. Check out its cover by the symphonic metal band Northern Kings - man, their version is on steroids. - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
One of the most legendary love songs ever.
"Ok, so no one's answering, but can you just let it ring a little longer...? "
It describes the rush of speaking to a lover and then being denied by the same lover in one song. You can't beat that
I automatically became an ELO fan after I heard this song
The best song in my life memories.
I see no reason why this shouldn't be considered the best ELO song out thereV 7 Comments
Amazing topic and tells audience that living is something to be happy for. Me and my family love this song. It's pure.
This song is too good to refuse. I listen to it everyday and it never gets boring or leaves a sour taste in your mouth, unlike the awful trash today such as Eminem, who is only cool because he thinks he is black
Jeff Lynne kept this one simple for someone who could over produce a little, Living thing had perfect construction and beautiful melody.
Really brilliantly used for the end credits of Boogie Nights! This really exciting amd catchy song, personally either my 1st or 2nd favorite by ELO, really concluded the movie terrifically!V 6 Comments
This song has the best intro you will ever hear!V 2 Comments
I defy you to play this in the car with your friends and it have everyone choose their favorite part (melody/backup) and sing it at the top of their lungs
Very catchy chorus. Might have just officially sold me on picking up some of their material.
Best played loud, when driving. Unbeatable.
YOU GOT TO HOLD ONNN SWEE TTLAKIN WOMANV 3 Comments
Hands down best ELO song ever. The 2nd verse lyrics and music, descending chords, so perfectly captures the essence of longing "The dying embers of a night
(A fire that slowly fades till dawn)
Still glow upon the wall so bright
(Turnin', turnin', turnin')"
Best song to have ever been made.
My personally favorite. This song is insanely catchy and infectious! - trevorscholl
Epic, between this, Across the Border and Starlight!V 5 Comments
Love it, love it. I even learned the French bit in the middle so I could sing along. Memories of happy days...
No question in my mind a Fab Fab song. I play it up loud in my car. Hold on tight to your Dreams!
I like this song as #1. Just awesome!
The most wonderful rocking song everV 1 Comment
I have to listen to this beauty over and over on full blast. Outstanding Jeff Lynne acoustics.
I Love This Song.Can't Get It Out of My Head
I love every thing about this song! From the amazing chorus to the orchestra, this song couldn't be any better!
Just a great song by a fantastic bandV 2 Comments
I hum this song when I am going to work or not feeling to go. I think it's one of the best songs Jeff ever wrote. Hum with me!
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful Song Always brightens my day.
Xanadu soundtrack, true hidden gem
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
Not as many people know this song because it isn't highlighted in best-of albums. I agree it is one catchy song. I would gladly trade out "All Over the World" or "Hold On Tight" for this one. But most of all, I'd want to kick out this song's album-mate, "Don't Bring Me Down".
Top 3 ELO song. Cause I really want tonight to last forever, I really want to stay with you, let the music play on down the line tonight
How the hell this song is not even in the list here?!? It should be in the top 3. It was one of their biggest hits... You better listen to it
This is actually my favorite ELO song. Great rhythm and lyrics.V 3 Comments
The BEST song they've made. Catchy guitar riff and amazing chorus. Should be #1 - TheOnlyLabz
No idea what lyrics Jeff Lynne is screaming out, but this song demands to be blasted on 11. Killer.
Great song! This should be number 1 baby. Great guitar roto this and evil woman are the best if you know rock 'n' rollV 1 Comment
Beautiful melody, beautiful backup, Harmony, creative bridges, soaring voice of Olivia Newton John, space age ending, what is not to love people! ElO's Bohemian Rhapsody
I prefer the re-recorded version with Jeff Lynne on vocals. It's my favourite of their songs.
Greatest fusion of rock, hard core disco and classical strings that has ever been released. No wonder life seemed to be so much nicer back in 1979.
Personally, this is my favorite! So fresh! So timeless!
I love this one. It's just awesome. The pick instrumental composition is breathtaking.
Amazing song to follow Prologue. The transition is amazing, one of they're best!
Special song, hard to understand it not being top ten.
Gotta be my favorite. Learned about ELO from the Daicon videos. Fell in love.V 3 Comments
You gotta be kidding. This is easily in the top three for this amazing band and I am not a grandpa or grandma.
Seriously love this song, ever since the first time I heard it, it's a song I've been able to rock out to.
Loved watching my mom and grandfather jive to this classic!
This is simply the best songs by ELO. Everything in this tune is wonderful. Just listen to the a capella parts. Wow. Just Wow.
First and last lines are exactly the same. Anyone notice this.V 1 Comment
This song got me into ELO at 14.. Twilight and Turn to Stone made them my fave group forever!V 2 Comments
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Top Remixes (10)
2. Telephone Line
3. Can't Get It Out of My Head
2. Don't Bring Me Down
3. Hold on Tight
2. Telephone Line
3. Shine a Little Love
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