Electric Light Orchestra: Top 5 Songs of All Time Ranked

Top 5 Tracks of Electric Light Orchestra

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All about Electric Light Orchestra 

Who are Electric Light Orchestra: English rock band, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), is comprised of Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan formed in Birmingham in 1970. They released a string of top-ten albums and singles, including two albums that reached the British top 10: Discovery (1979), a disco-inspired album, and Time (1981), a concept album based on science-fiction. Lynne disbanded the group in 1986 due to loss of interest. In response, Bevan formed his own band, ELO Part II, which later became the Orchestra.

Also Known As: ELO – Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Origin: Birmingham, England

Genres: Progressive pop – Art rock – Progressive rock – Pop rock

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The band’s name is a pun on “pops” orchestras that play popular music; they’re known as “light” orchestras in Britain.
John Lennon began referring to the band as “Beatles Jr.” after hearing “Showdown.”
Lynne is the founder of Jet, one of the decade’s most prestigious boutique labels.

We freaking love music here at Unwrapped, and we adore Electric Light Orchestra. In our humble opinion, here are the BEST FIVE SONGS by the legendary Electric Light Orchestra (most liked, listened and downloaded songs) across the web!!!

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Five All-Time Best Songs of Electric Light Orchestra

        1. Mr. Blue Sky
        2. Don’t Bring Me Down
        3. Livin’ Thing
        4. Last Train to London
        5. Evil Woman

Mr. Blue Sky

Length: 5:03

Release: 1977

Opening Lyrics:

Sun is shinin’ in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in the play
And don’t you know
It’s a beautiful new day, hey hey
Runnin’ down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey hey
Mr. Blue Sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Don’t Bring Me Down

Length: 4:03

Release: 1979

Opening Lyrics:

You got me runnin’, goin’ out of my mind
You got me thinkin’ that I’m wastin’ my time
Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down
You wanna stay out with your fancy friends
I’m tellin’ you, it’s got to be the end
Don’t bring me down
No, no, no, no, no
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down

Livin’ Thing

Length: 3:32

Release: 2013

Opening Lyrics:

Sailin’ away on the crest of a wave, it’s like magic
Oh, rollin’ and ridin’ and slippin’ and slidin’, it’s magic
And you and your sweet desire
You took me, oh (higher and higher, baby)
It’s a livin’ thing
It’s a terrible thing to lose
It’s a givin’ thing
What a terrible thing to lose
I’m takin’ a dive
Makin’ believe this is what you’ve conceived
From your worst day (I’m takin’ a dive)
Oh, movin’ in line, then you look back in time
To the first day (I’m takin’, I’m takin’)

Last Train to London

Length: 4:30

Release: 1979

Opening Lyrics:

It was nine twenty-nine
Nine twenty-nine, back street, big city
The sun was going down
There was music all around, it felt so right
It was one of those nights
One of those nights when you feel the world stop turning
You were standing there
There was music in the air
I should have been away
But I knew I had to stay
Last train to London
Just heading out
Last train to London
Just leaving town
But I really want tonight to last forever

Evil Woman

Length: 4:19

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

You made a fool of me
But them broken dreams have got to end
Hey, woman, you got the blues
‘Cause you ain’t got no one else to use
There’s an open road that leads nowhere
So just make some miles between here and there
There’s a hole in my head where the rain comes in
You took my body and played to win
Ha, ha, woman, it’s a cryin’ shame
But you ain’t got nobody else to blame
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman
Evil woman
Rolled in from another town
Hit some gold, too hard to settle down
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways


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