Best ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Songs
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This song got me into ELO at 14.. Twilight and Turn to Stone made them my fave group forever!
Definitely in the top 5!
Fab fab fabulous
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!
Truly underrated song! I still wonder why more people don't know about his hidden gem. Maybe it's safer that way!
Ist great onlyV 2 Comments
Severely underrated. At least top 20 material. I can't believe I had to add it to the list myself. - N7Khajiit
Love to crank it up when I here this song.
Upbeat great song never tire of this song still sounds great typical seventies sound doesn't get played enough
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.
Not only is this the best Electric Light Orchestra song of all time, it's quite possibly the best song of all time, period.V 6 Comments
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.
It was the right music at the right time. Don't know why this isn't in the top 5
Why isn't this higher?
A brilliant, kick ass opener. easily top 3
By far the best
Guys this song is simply amazing! I really think it's their best song, even better then Mr. Blue sky. The lyrics are awesome as well
Totally the best ELO song! How can it be anything else? Don't be afraid! Just knock on the door! Well he just stood there mumbling and fumbling!
Discovery is an album that never fails to by enjoyed every time you play it. Fantastic move by ELO into the the music style of the time without losing their trademark sound. Brilliant.
Great song! It really illustrates that sometimes you have to take a chance in life and take a stand! Really one of the most underrated ELO songs of all time.V 1 Comment
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.
Their best ever. Plain and simple. This song rocks.
Number 1 for me, hands down, listen to it again!
Love this takes me back to teenage years
How is this so low? Shangri-La is one of the high points of the album. It brings everything together beautifully with the reuse of the orchestrated parts of Telephone Line, as well as Opera lady from Rockaria! Perhaps the strongest album-closer in ELO's entire disgocraphy
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.
Hypnotic. This song taps into the space-time continuum putting the listener into a trippy dream like trance.
Definitely a stand out track from their catalogue
Tears in my eyes every time I hear te song. Great song.
Pure Rocker. Just badass.
I can't believe I didn't see this song in the list!V 1 Comment
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
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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