Best ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Songs

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21 Calling America

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

22 Stranger On a Quiet Street
23 Nightrider

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.

24 So Fine

Upbeat great song never tire of this song still sounds great typical seventies sound doesn't get played enough

25 10538 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!

Truly underrated song! I still wonder why more people don't know about his hidden gem. Maybe it's safer that way!

Ist great only

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26 Laredo Tornado
27 Getting 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.

28 Tightrope

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.

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29 Fire on High

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

30 The Diary of Horace Wimp

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.

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31 Rockaria!

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!

32 Shangri-La

Fabulous song

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

33 Ticket to the Moon

Love this takes me back to teenage years

34 Big 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.

35 One Summer Dream

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.

36 Midnight Blue

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

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37 Ma-Ma-Ma Belle

Pure Rocker. Just badass.

38 Roll Over Beethoven
39 Poker
40 Alright

Love this song

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