Best ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Songs
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Awesome song, definitely in they're top ten
Jeff Lynne's best piece of production.
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.V 1 Comment
This is an awesome track!
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
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".
Great song off the Xanadu album. Possibly their best
Upbeat great song never tire of this song still sounds great typical seventies sound doesn't get played enough
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.
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.
A travesty that this single didn’t chart anywhere. The best song on the Face The Music album. Just as an aside for the people that wonder why some of their favourites aren’t higher in the charts...if it wasn’t a single or a hit the odds are that many don’t even know it.
The whole Time album with bonus tracks Julie Don't Live Here, Bouncer and When Time Stood Still. - frankmartin
One very under rated song
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.
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.
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