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King Rollo
post Aug 17 2020, 04:43 PM
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It's 50 years since the Electric Light Orchestra were formed by Jeff Lynne,Roy Wood and Bev Bevan who wanted to take their group The Move in a different direction. So what better time than to do a quickie rate for my favourite band,now known as Jeff Lynne's ELO. Please pick your favourite five songs and put them in order from 1st to 5th.

The Points go:

1. (Your fave track) 10 points
2. (Your 2nd fave) 7 points
3. 4 points
4. 2 points
5. 1 point

Here is their discography as a reminder:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Ligh...tra_discography

You have about a week to vote. Thanks.
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post Aug 17 2020, 04:47 PM
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1. Living Thing
2. Sweet Talkin' Woman
3. Xanadu
4. Hold On Tight
5. Shine A Little Love
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post Aug 17 2020, 04:52 PM
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My own top five has four album tracks not released as singles.

1. Eldorado
2. Mr Blue Sky
3. Kuiama
4. Shangri-La
5. 21st Century Man
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post Aug 17 2020, 05:20 PM
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I thought this would be first! I don't know too much of their discography other than some of the major singles but I've had a listen through quite a lot on spotify

1 Mr Blue Sky
2 Don't Bring Me Down
3 Sweet Talkin' Woman
4 Can't Get It Out Of My Head
5 Evil Woman

Also liked Livin' Thing and Turn To Stone
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post Aug 17 2020, 06:14 PM
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1. Yours Truly, 2095
2. Turn To Stone
3. Confusion
4. All Over The World
5. Don't Bring Me Down

Used to like Shine A Little Love (and the Lovefreekz version) but it was overplayed on Britain's Got Talent and I went off it a bit.

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post Aug 17 2020, 06:27 PM
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Iím not sure I know five ELO tracks ohmy.gif
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post Aug 17 2020, 06:33 PM
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One of my all-time fave acts, ELO have topped my charts 13 times, and come close at least another 15 times, so it's quite difficult limiting myself to 5!

1. Living Thing
2. Showdown
3. 10538 Overture
4. Evil Woman
5. Confusion

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post Aug 17 2020, 06:38 PM
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Like PCF, one of my fave chart acts and what a successful one too. 1976-79 hardly ever out of the charts.

1.The Diary Of Horace Wimp
2. Mr. Blue Sky
3. Shine A Little Love
4. Confusion
5. Sweet Talking Woman


Honorary mention to Xanadu, their only No.1 with Olivia Newton John in 1980.


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post Aug 17 2020, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Aug 17 2020, 07:27 PM) *
Iím not sure I know five ELO tracks ohmy.gif


I'd be aghast if you had never heard Mr Blue Sky, Living Thing, Xanadu, Don't Bring Me Down & Roll Over Beethoven ohmy.gif I mean I know ELO weren't in vogue in the 90's and much of the noughties, but it's been hard NOT to hear those in adverts, films, on the radio laugh.gif

ELO tracks that might appeal to dandy:

probably the more unusual tracks: 10538 Overture, The Diary Of Horace Wimp, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Confusion. Or you might hate them right off the bat biggrin.gif

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post Aug 17 2020, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Aug 17 2020, 07:33 PM) *
One of my all-time fave acts, ELO have topped my charts 13 times, and come close at least another 15 times, so it's quite difficult limiting myself to 5!

1. Living Thing
2. Showdown
3. 10538 Overture
4. Evil Woman
5. Confusion



What do you think of Horace Wimp? biggrin.gif
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post Aug 17 2020, 11:10 PM
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Here's my top 5, again not a band I know much apart from the big singles

1) Mr Blue Sky
2) Xanadu
3) Roll Over Beethoven
4) Shine A Littke Love
5) Living Thing
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post Aug 18 2020, 07:04 AM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris @ Aug 17 2020, 07:48 PM) *
What do you think of Horace Wimp? biggrin.gif


I adore it! I thought of myself as Horace Wimp at the time, but got held off the top by some classics. Certainly one of my top 10 ELO tracks heart.gif
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post Aug 19 2020, 12:07 AM
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1. Mr Blue Sky
2. Xanadu
3. Don't Bring Me Down
4. Confusion
5. Evil Woman
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post Aug 20 2020, 05:37 PM
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Thanks to all who have voted so far. Voting will close on Sunday.
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post Aug 23 2020, 11:47 AM
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Any more? This is your last day to vote.
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post Aug 23 2020, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Aug 17 2020, 07:45 PM) *
I'd be aghast if you had never heard Mr Blue Sky, Living Thing, Xanadu, Don't Bring Me Down & Roll Over Beethoven ohmy.gif I mean I know ELO weren't in vogue in the 90's and much of the noughties, but it's been hard NOT to hear those in adverts, films, on the radio laugh.gif

ELO tracks that might appeal to dandy:

probably the more unusual tracks: 10538 Overture, The Diary Of Horace Wimp, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Confusion. Or you might hate them right off the bat biggrin.gif


I've had a quick flick through their best of and it turns out I do know 5 of them (the exact 5 you listed) but I certainly don't like them all...

Rollo, could I do a top one? laugh.gif
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post Aug 23 2020, 12:40 PM
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Yes,that would be OK Dandy.
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post Aug 23 2020, 12:46 PM
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1. Mr Blue Sky
2. Xanadu

Those are the only ones I know well enough!
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post Aug 23 2020, 01:04 PM
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01 Mr Blue Sky
02 Don't Bring Me Down
03 Can't Get It Out Of My Head
04 Livin' Thing
05 10538 Overture

There you go, a top 5 at a push! Only really cared for the top 3 tbh but I recognise Livin' Thing from the Beautiful South cover and 10538 Overture was quite an interesting structure.
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