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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:41 PM
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Poll question: The perpetually-threatened FAVORITE ELO TUNE poll
Edited on Tue May-25-04 05:32 PM by undisclosedlocation
so I can't threaten to do it anymore. Unless you're a fellow over-40 former megafan (I SAID "former") a lot of these tunes probably won't ring any bells. Don't vote "other" until at least 6:30pm, as I'll as usual change non-vote-getters in favor of most popular nominees (or in this case, most probably, any or all nominees) among replies below. These are just my favorites, or at least the ones I can still remember... :)

No, there won't be a NONE OF THE ABOVE/THESE GUYS SUCK option. Feel free to knock yourself out and reply to this effect; it just kicks my poll.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:42 PM
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1. Don't Bring Me Down!
EOM
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:33 PM
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27. Excellent choice, D. Oh, and by the way...
Welcome to The 700 Club!!!



:evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:18 AM
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35. Thanks - I hadn't noticed 700...
I feel all Christiany inside...
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2bfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 PM
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31. That was my pic as well.
:)
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:45 PM
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2. Kuiama
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:51 PM by MikeG
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:07 PM
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17. A great one, but I'm afraid it would have suffered the same fate as Momma
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:08 PM by undisclosedlocation
Hell, Roll Over Beethoven, also from ELO II but vastly better known, only has 2 votes after an hour and a half. But kudos on picking a good one.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:45 PM
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3. No way man! Do ya do ya want my love!
Great rock n roll tune!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:01 PM
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19. This is why the live version of 10538 Overture was originally on the poll
It was on The Night The Light Went On In Long Beach, an import record (go figure) that came out about the same time as Face The Music and featured the guitar lick (figure, whatever) that later would show up in Do Ya, but even snarlier. For this reason, Do Ya was always a disappointment to me, even though I grasped even as an adolescent that folks reuse musical figures all the time.

Of course nobody'd know this unless they had that live album, a really thorough compilation, or happened to see that tour, but at least there was a reason.

Do Ya is certainly a fine song, too.
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:15 PM
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30. The Move did a version of this, as well.
Of course, it was noisier and less mannered than the ELO version, but I love the fact that, halfway through the fade, Roy Wood growls, 'look out Baby, there's a plane a'comin'!' But, then, Roy Wood was kind of a nut biscuit.

There's also a cover of it on the "Utopia - Another Live" album that's pretty good.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:25 PM
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32. You're so right; I had forgotten
Oh well, disregard my reply # 19. :)
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:45 PM
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4. Fire on High (instrumental)
I owned a bunch of ELO vinyl. It is decades later and I'm getting weary of ELO. I think it is Jeff Lynne's voice. He gets "buzzy" like a blown speaker at some frequencies.
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Servo300 Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:48 PM
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5. "Living Thing"
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:51 PM
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7. ditto
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:50 PM
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6. Doo wop....doobie doobie wop...doo waaa doo waaaa......
....oh oh TELEPHONE LINE...give me some time...I'm livin' in twiiiiilight!! :o :o :o
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:52 PM
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8. "Summer and Lightning"
Closeted ELO fan here :thumbsup:!

Would also add "Nightrider". :yourock:
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:58 PM
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9. Ahh, memories!
I remember riding around with my dad in his pickup listening to ELO on 8-track! Good times! I also remember listening to Queen's "A Night at the Opera" too! :) All I can say is, "WTF happened to my dad?" :wtf:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:59 PM
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10. Showdown and Evil Woman -- ELO are a great guilty pleasure (nt)
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:04 PM
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11. Ma-Ma-Ma- Belle
or I will get you........ *Starts groovin'

It was a tough decision either that or Mr. Blue Sky.


IMHO Showdown should never have been put on the US Version of On the Third Day.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:10 PM
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12. "Mr. Blue Sky" always, always, ALWAYS improves my mood.
Looooove that song.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:25 PM
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14. Me too - I love that whole album side: Concerto for a Rainy Day
You have to listen to it on vinyl - with all the scratches and other strange noises!!!
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:12 PM
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13. Last Train To London, Livin' Thing, I'm Alive (Xanadu soundtrack)
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:34 PM
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15. EDIT: Replaced Momma & 10538 Overture
with Livin' Thing & Summer and Lightning, respectively. I TOLD you not to vote Other before 6:30! :D
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:38 PM
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16. Also "Rockaria" and "Rock and Roll is King"
I know that "Rock and Roll is King" was their last gasp of a hit... Someone at the time joked that Jeff Lynne was producing the Dave Edmunds "Slippin' Away" record to sound like ELO, and producing his ELO record to sound like Dave Edmunds. But it has hooks galore...

I went to the iTunes Music Store a while back and made my own ELO's Greatest Hits since all the compilations seem to leave off several key songs, and I couldn't see buying all the albums for 15 or so essential songs.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:39 PM
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25. You know you're really over 40 if you remember Rockaria
A great one, but I don't think a lot of folks are going to remember it but us. Apologies of course if you aren't really over 40. :D
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:14 PM
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18. Telephone Line.
.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:18 PM
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20. Can't get it out of my head
I love that song
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:11 PM
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26. I probably should have put it on
but then, who'dathunk Evil Woman would have garnered no votes?
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:31 PM
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21. Other: Yours Truly, 2095................
From the album "Time".
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:51 PM
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28. I liked a lot of stuff from this record, including this
Probably got short shrift from me on the poll because I bought it on cassette, the cassette didn't live too long, and thus I haven't heard it in eons. A little late in the theme album/ rock opera sweepstakes, but a good one nevertheless.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:57 PM
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22. i'm alive or anything off the xanadu soundtrack :)
the olivia newton-john side & elo side got equal play in my childhood
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:58 PM
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23. I picked Roll Over Beethoven cause, as far as I know, it's the only one ..
they didn't write. God, what an awful band.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:00 PM
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24. "Hold On Tight."
One of the musical bright spots of that lame-ass summer of 1981!
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 PM
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29. Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:08 PM by BigBigBear
Midnight on the water.
I saw the ocean's daughter.
Walking on a wave she came,
staring as she called my name.


.....

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:37 PM
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33. "Laredo Tornado" from "Eldorado"...
"Laredo Tornado, adios amigos...what can you do, when your dream world is gone, and your friends and lovers too....na na na na na na..."
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:15 AM
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34. Gee, I ought to vote on my own poll some time!
Just can't make up my mind
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:18 AM
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36. Other: Last Train to London; All Over The World; I'm Alive (nt)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:21 AM
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37. WAY too many to name a favorite....
But probably "Mr. Blue Sky" and "Livin' Thing." I fuckin' LOVE ELO.

Anyone interested in ELO should go out and pick up anything by The Move, Jeff Lynne's immediately pre-ELO group. Fantastic stuff, early proto-metal/power pop with psychedelic touches and a fat, fat bass sound.
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BringEmOn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:23 AM
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38. "Strange Magic"
or as we used to sing...gotta stretch ma-a-a-a-dick
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 01:25 PM
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44. Of all the "I should've put this one on"s, this is the one I thought I had
Whoops!
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:25 AM
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39. 'Living Thing'.....makes me laugh because I think of
the ending to 'Boogie Nights'......"what a terrible thing to lose".

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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:27 AM
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40. Do Ya!
Originally a Move song, but I kinda like the ELO version as well.
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topherX Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:47 AM
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41. The Diary Of Horace Wimp
This song really sticks in my head. It seems to describe how a man's life can become fulfilled by following society's expectation. It seems to poke fun and honor this progression at the same time.

Turn to Stone is my second favorite.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:56 AM
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42. Fire On High
Cool tune, plus a bonus! No Jeff Lynne singing!
The Professor
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:57 AM
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43. Twilight...
Edited on Wed May-26-04 09:57 AM by southpaw
preceeded by Prelude, of course...

Just on the border of your waking mind
There lies... Another time
Where darkness & light are one
And as you tread the halls of sanity
You feel so glad to be
Unable to go beyond
I have a message
From another time...

Also love Telephone Line and Can't Get it Out of My Head
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 01:29 PM
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45. Hold On Tight
...to your dreams!
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