A member of the Electric Light Orchestra is seen in this slow shutter speed as fans watch their kick off tour at Oracle Arena in Oakland. A member of the Electric Light Orchestra is seen in this slow shutter speed during their kick off tour at Oracle Arena in Oakland. And matter how you cut it, some true gems are going to get left off the list. Then just try and rank them in terms of greatness. Still, I decided to embrace this ambitious mission, mainly because it gave me yet another reason to spend multiple hours listening to ELO. So, here are my picks for the top 10 ELO songs of all time. Show times are 8 p. This is the moment when Lynne takes your breath away, by delivering one of the most gorgeous and perfectly constructed pop ballads of the decade. ELO is at the height of its powers, perfectly balancing brainy symphonic rock with unabashed Top 40 ambitions, as it delivers one of the best singalongs in its catalog.
'Can't Get It Out of My Head'
The band used a clever title for their third record called On The Third Day. Electric Light Orchestra released thirteen studio albums over the course of their career. The record was released in However, it was issued on the U.
'Don't Bring Me Down'
When Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood's British band the Move in , it was with the condition that the group blend their basic rock moves with classical music, in a nod to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. After recording two final albums with the Move, Lynne and Wood formed Electric Light Orchestra , realizing Lynne's dream of pairing classical instruments cello, violin, french horn, oboe, etc.
The album sleeve art features a letter written by the band's co-founder and leader, Jeff Lynne , describing the '73—'78 period and the recording of each of the songs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Electric Light Orchestra. Jet CBS. Retrieved 24 February — via robertchristgau. The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th edn.