SHIVVY (timbershiver) wrote in wild_west_hero,
SHIVVY
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OMG - A RELEVANT POST!!!


ELO ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE BBC NEWS SITE TODAY, FOR RATHER NEFARIOUS REASONS....

I KNOW SOME PEOPLE CAN'T ACCESS BBC LINKS WHEN I POST THEM SO I WAS CLEVER AND CUTTED AND PASTED ALL BY MYSELF 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5237492.stm

ELO's 1976 single Livin' Thing has topped a Q magazine list of uncool records it is okay to love.

"ELO may never be fashionable but, in terms of sheer aural elation, this betters more revered bands' entire back catalogues," says the magazine.

The top 10 "guilty pleasures" also includes More Than a Feeling by Boston, S Club 7's Don't Stop Movin' and 10cc's I'm Not In Love.

Q says it aims to "restore a veritable treasure trove of music to glory".

TOP TEN GUILTY PLEASURES
1. ELO - Livin' Thing
2. Boston - More Than A Feeling
3. S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'
4. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
5. Gary Glitter - Rock'n'Roll Part 2
6. Foreigner - Cold As Ice
7. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
8. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
9. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
10. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Source: Q Magazine

Other records in the list include Never Ever by All Saints, and Life is a Roller Coaster by Ronan Keating - both of which reached number one in the UK.

Manic Monday by the Bangles and Status Quo's Whatever You Want also make the Top 20.

The Electric Light Orchestra, led by multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne, had a string of hits in the 1970s, including Roll Over Beethoven and Don't Bring Me Down.

They also had considerable success in the US, becoming a staple of the stadium rock circuit.

Q described Livin' Thing, from their 1976 album A New World Record, as "gloriously bonkers".

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