Musicali coincidences # 403

July 20, 2013

I’ve heard both these songs plenty of times over the years, and I’ve only just noticed this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976) (excerpt)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972) (excerpt)

By the way, that Bee Gees tune also appeared in this coincidence.

Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976)

Bee Gees – “Run To Me (1972)


Song of the day: Electric Light Orchestra – "Telephone Line"

July 20, 2013

Well, I couldn’t think of a power pop song to play you today.

But I did think of this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Telephone Line (1976)

That’s always been my favourite ELO song.


Musical coincidences # 380

March 30, 2013

This is A Tale of Two Coincidences, whereby my friend Steven found a coincidence in a song, and I found another.

First up, the coincidence Steven found.

Steven sent me a message saying that when he listened to the start of an obscure Australian song from 1980, he distinctly heard a bit of Electric Light Orchestra in it.

Moscos & Stone – “Over And Over” (1980) (excerpt)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974) (excerpt 1)

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Yep.

Here are the full versions:

Moscos & Stone – “Over And Over” (1980)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974)

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And now for what I heard.

When I listened all of the “Eldorado Overture” I noticed this:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado Overture (1974) (excerpt 2)

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It took me a while to figure where I’d heard that before, but I eventually figured it out:

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 – first movement (1868) (excerpt)
(Ronan O’Hora, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Judd)

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Here’s the full version:

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 – first movement (1868)
(Ronan O’Hora, piano; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Judd)

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Musical coincidences # 303

September 19, 2012

Here, as far as I can tell, is the last of the coincidences I know of that involve Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. I’ll stop pestering Mr. Lynne after this one. (Unless I listen to the ELO discography one more time and find more, which would be a distinct possibilty.)

I’ll be the first to admit that the coincidence here isn’t very strong – the two tracks share the same chord progression and not much more – but it’s strong enough for me to say “Aha! He’s at it again!”

Electric Light Orchestra – “Danger Ahead” (1983) (excerpt)

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Dave Edmunds – “Girls Talk” (1979) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Danger Ahead” (1983)

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Dave Edmunds – “Girls Talk” (1979)

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Musical coincidences # 302

September 18, 2012

One more coincidence with Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra?

OK then. In this case, though, it’s a bit difficult for me to say with any certainty that Jeff engaged in any music pilfering here. Both tracks were recorded in 1983, so it’s entirely possible that this is just a coincidence, and nothing more. (But I wouldn’t put it past the Lynnemeister…)

Electric Light Orchestra – “Stranger (1983) (excerpt)

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Split Enz – “Message To My Girl (1983) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Stranger (1983)

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Split Enz – “Message To My Girl (1983)

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Musical coincidences # 301

September 17, 2012

Another coincidence involving the busy Jeff Lynne:

Electric Light Orchestra – “No Way Out” (1983) (excerpt)

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Matt Finish – “Mancini Shuffle” (1981) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “No Way Out” (1983)

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Matt Finish – “Mancini Shuffle” (1981)

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Musical coincidences # 300

September 15, 2012

And another coincidence with Electric Light Orchestra‘s ever-nickin’ Jeff Lynne. Admittedly this is a tiny coincidence, but it annoyed me enough to put it on this here blog.

Jeff, being songwriter and producer, decided to start one of his songs with the rhythmic sound of non-musical objects…

Electric Light Orchestra – “On The Run” (1979) (excerpt)

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…just like Pink Floyd did six years earlier:

Pink FloydMoney (1973) (excerpt)

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Grrr.

Here are the full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “On The Run” (1979)

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Pink FloydMoney (1973)

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Live: