Electric Light Orchestra discography
ELO performing in 1978
Studio albums14
Live albums7
Compilation albums40
Video albums13
Music videos33
EPs1
Singles50
Soundtrack albums1
Box sets8

Below is the complete Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) discography including imports, videos, and hit singles. ELO's back catalogue is unusual since their compilation albums far outweigh their studio output in number, owing to the large number of hit singles primarily written by Jeff Lynne.

From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band in the world, and also generated the third most UK and US separate Top 40 hits.

Albums

Studio albums

Below is a table outlining ELO's studio album output.

Notes: The peak chart listings are accurate but incomplete because of the limited availability of past chart information regarding other countries. All of the RIAA and BPI certifications and/or re-certifications listed are out of date, the majority being decades old. The fact that some albums are listed as non-certified does not necessarily mean those albums have not reached certification sales levels. Record companies that own the manufacturing and distribution rights to a particular record have to pay the RIAA, BPI and related bodies to research, audit and certify that record, whether it be an album, single or compilation.

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
JPN
[7][8]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
US
[14]
The Electric Light Orchestra

No Answer (US)
(as The Electric Light Orchestra)

  • Released: December 1971 (UK)

March 1972 (US)

32 54 196
ELO 2

Electric Light Orchestra II (US)
(as The Electric Light Orchestra)

  • Released: January 1973 (UK)

February 1973 (US)

  • Label: Harvest (UK) · United Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
35 62
On the Third Day
  • Released: November 1973
  • Label: Warner Bros. (UK) · United
    Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
10 289
[A]
52
Eldorado
  • Released: September 1974
  • Label: Warner Bros. (UK) · United
    Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
40 299
[A]
4 30 16
Face the Music
  • Released: September 1975
  • Label: Jet (UK) · United Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
30 24 251
[A]
11 41 8
A New World Record
  • Released: 11 September 1976
  • Label: Jet (UK) · United Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
6 1 9 7 60 2 9 4 1 5
Out of the Blue
  • Released: 3 October 1977 (UK)

November 1977 (US)

  • Label: Jet (UK) · United Artists (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
4 3 6 23 32 3 3 6 2 4
Discovery
  • Released: 31 May 1979
  • Label: Jet (UK) · Columbia (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
1 1 3 7 4 31 6 1 2 2 5
Xanadu
(with Olivia Newton-John)
  • Released: August 1980
  • Label: Jet (UK) · MCA (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk
2 1 1 1 10 1 1 8 1 4
  • UK: Gold[21]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[15]
  • GER: Gold
  • HK: Platinum
  • NZ: Platinum
  • US: 2× Platinum
Time
(as ELO)
  • Released: 31[22] July 1981 (UK)

August[23] 1981 (US)

  • Label: Jet (UK) · Columbia (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · 8-trk ·
    digital download
1 2 2 1 19 36 2 2 10 1 16
Secret Messages
  • Released: 5 June 1983
  • Label: Jet (UK) · Columbia (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · digital
    download
4 19 11 6 35 7 5 13 11 36
Balance of Power
  • Released: 17 February 1986
  • Label: Epic (UK) · CBS Associated (US)
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · digital
    download
9 49 29 18 22 20 4 3 10 49
Zoom
  • Released: 12 June 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: LP · cassette · CD · digital
    download
34 51 16 36 46 18 35 26 94
[B]
Alone in the Universe
(as Jeff Lynne's ELO)
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: RCA (UK) · Columbia (US)
  • Formats: LP · CD · digital download
4 15 14 7 70 27 5 9 24 5 7 23
[C]
From Out of Nowhere
(as Jeff Lynne's ELO)
  • Released: 1 November 2019
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: LP · CD · digital download
1 12 10 14 34
[24]
29 26
[25]
13 14 47
[D]

Notes

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[26]
US
[14]
The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach
  • Released: May 1974 (1974-05)
  • Label: Warner Bros.
- - - - - - - - -
Live at Wembley '78
  • Released: 28 March 1998 (1998-03-28)
  • Label: Eagle
- - - - - - - - -
Live at Winterland '76
  • Released: 30 March 1998 (1998-03-30)
  • Label: Eagle
- - - - - - - - -
The BBC Sessions
  • Released: 1999 (1999)
  • Label: Eagle
- - - - - - - - -
Live at the BBC
  • Released: 28 June 1999 (1999-06-28)
  • Label: Eagle
- - - - - - - - -

Electric Light Orchestra Live

  • Released: 19 April 2013 (2013-04-19)
  • Label: Frontiers
- - - - - - - - -

Wembley or Bust
(as Jeff Lynne's ELO)

  • Released: 17 November 2017 (2017-11-17)
  • Label: Big Trilby
9 - 20 12 17 - 21 54 90

Compilation albums

Charted or certified compilations
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
NLD
[9]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[11]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[26]
US
[14]
Olé ELO
  • Released: June 1976
  • Label: Jet (UK) · United Artists (US)
32
The Light Shines On
  • Released: April 1977
  • Label: Harvest
Three Light Years
  • Released: December 1978
  • Label: Jet
38
ELO's Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 1979
  • Label: Jet (UK) · CBS (US)
7 1 17 13 2 30
A Perfect World of Music
  • Released: 1985
  • Label:
53
All Over the World
  • Released: 1987
  • Label:
50 29
The Greatest Hits 23 22
ELO's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Epic
11
The Very Best of the Electric
Light Orchestra
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Dino
4 15
Light Years, The Very Best of
Electric Light Orchestra
  • Released: 27 October 1997
  • Label: Epic
60 10 7
Simply the Best of Electric Light Orchestra
  • Released: 1998 (Germany)
  • Label: Epic (450377)
The Ultimate Collection 18 63 92
All Over the World: The Very
Best of Electric Light Orchestra
  • Released: 6 June 2005
  • Label: Epic
1 35 71 29 18 6 89 73
[E][29]
The Collection
  • Released 9 March 2009
  • Label: Camden
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
  • Released: 10 October 2011
  • Label: Epic
58
Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of
Electric Light Orchestra
8 78 118
[F][30]
Notes
Complete list

Box sets

Year Album details Notes
1978 Three Light Years
  • Released: December 1978
  • Label: Jet
  • Format: 3 LPs
1980 Four Light Years
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Jet
  • Format: 4 LPs
1980 A Box of Their Best
  • Released: 7 August 1980
  • Label: Epic (PZX 36966)
  • Formats: 4 LPs/1 7" single
  • The box set compiles A New World Record, Out of the Blue and Discovery in their entirety along with Lynne's first ever solo single "Doin' That Crazy Thing". This single, a single-sided single that was marked as a promo, was not in all releases of the box.
1990 Afterglow
  • Released: 15 June 1990
  • Label: Epic (E3K 46090)
  • Formats: 3 CDs and cassettes
  • The box set features songs from all Electric Light Orchestra albums with the exception of Xanadu, as well as rare b-sides and unreleased tracks from Time, Secret Messages originally intended double album and Balance of Power.
1990 3-PAK
  • The box set compiles Face the Music, A New World Record and Discovery in their entirety.
2000 Flashback
  • Released: 21 November 2000
  • Label: Epic/Legacy (3K 85123)
  • Formats: 3 CDs
  • The box set features songs from all Electric Light Orchestra albums with previously unreleased tracks.
2010 Original Album Classics
  • Released: 25 October 2010
  • Label: Epic/Legacy/Sony Music (88697787342)
  • Formats: 5 CDs
  • US: Gold[16]
  • The box set compiles On the Third Day, Face the Music, A New World Record, Discovery, and Time in their entirety, including bonus tracks.
2011 The Classic Albums Collection
  • Released: 22 November 2011
  • Label: Sony Music/Epic/Legacy/EMI (88697873262)
  • Formats: 11 CDs
  • The box set compiles all Electric Light Orchestra studio albums from The Electric Light Orchestra to Balance of Power (excluding Xanadu) in their entirety, including bonus tracks.
2018 The UK Singles Volume One 1972-1978
  • Released: 21 September 2018
  • Label: Sony Music/Epic/Legacy (88985424617)
  • Formats: 16 7"
  • The box set compiles fifteen Electric Light Orchestra 7" singles and one 7" EP originlly released between 1972-1978

Singles

Note: Entry boxes containing "–" may pertain to any of the following:

Year Title Album Chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
AUS
[2][3]
AUT
[4]
CAN
[33]
FRA
[34]
GER
[5]
IRE
[35]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[36]
POL
[37]
SA
[38]
US
[39]
1972 "10538 Overture" The Electric Light Orchestra/No Answer 9 5
1973 "Roll Over Beethoven" ELO 2 6 53 19 22 19 42
"Showdown" On the Third Day (US versions only) 12 25 53
1974 "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" On the Third Day 22
"Daybreaker" 87
"Can't Get It Out of My Head" Eldorado, A Symphony by The Electric Light Orchestra 59 25 5 20 9
1975 "Boy Blue"
"Evil Woman" Face the Music 10 23 6 2 10 21 8 10
1976 "Nightrider"
"Strange Magic" 38 85 20 10 14
"Showdown" (Reissue) Olé ELO 59
"Livin' Thing" [M] A New World Record 4 2 3 8 9 5 6 4 4 1 13
1977 "Rockaria!" 9 10 7 23
"Do Ya" 13 42 24
"Telephone Line" 8 10 1 10 32 1 7
"Turn to Stone" [N] Out of the Blue 18 17 9 [40] 9 32 23 21 17 13
1978 "Mr. Blue Sky" 6 87 27 27 28 8 35
"Wild West Hero" 6 9
"Sweet Talkin' Woman" 6 38 27 16 [41] 6 24 17
"It's Over" 75
The ELO EP Three Light Years 34 15
1979 "Shine a Little Love" Discovery 6 14 23 4 [42] 2 30 4 17 17 16 8
"The Diary of Horace Wimp" 8 48 52 10
"Don't Bring Me Down" 3 6 2 1 [43] 5 6 5 6 9 4
"Confusion" [G] 8 5 20 [44] 6 6 9 5 10 37
"Last Train to London" [G] 28 [45] 3 39
1980 "I'm Alive" Xanadu 20 27 10 [46] 9 16 10 38 9 16
"Xanadu" (featuring Olivia Newton-John) 1
[47]
2 1 9 [48] 3 1 1 1 8 20 8
"All Over the World" 11 78 16 [49] 4 27 12 10 13
"Don't Walk Away" 21 52 7
1981 "Hold On Tight" Time - ELO 4 5 2 6 [50] 2 3 10 7 4 10
"Twilight" 30 93 15 10 17 18 18 38
1982 "Rain Is Falling" 101 [H]
"Here Is the News/Ticket to the Moon" 24 4 61 17
"The Way Life's Meant to Be" 85 30
1983 "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" Secret Messages - E.L.O. 13 13 16 4 17 4 8 2 7 19
"Secret Messages" [K] 48 14 5
"Four Little Diamonds" 84 86
"Train of Gold" 16
"Stranger" [L] 15 105 [H]
"Buildings Have Eyes" 9
1986 "Calling America" Balance of Power 28 47 22 10 31 16 2 18
"So Serious" 77
"Getting to the Point" 97
"Sorrow About to Fall" 10
1990 "Destination Unknown" [I] Afterglow
2001 "Alright" Zoom 87 33
"Moment in Paradise" 41
2006 "Surrender" [J] A New World Record
(30th Anniversary Edition)
81
2007 "Latitude 88 North" [J] Out of the Blue
(30th Anniversary Edition)
2015 "When I Was a Boy" [O] Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
"When the Night Comes" [O]
"One Step at a Time" [O]
2016 "Ain't It a Drag" [O]
2019 "From Out of Nowhere" [O] From Out of Nowhere - Jeff Lynne's ELO
"Time of Our Life" [O]
Number-one songs 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
Top-ten hits 15 6 6 10 18 5 13 8 5 5 6 7
Notes

Peak positions on other US Billboard charts

Year Title Album US
Mainstream Rock

[39]
US
Adult Contemporary

[39]
1976 "Strange Magic" Face the Music 24
1977 "Livin' Thing" A New World Record 36
1978 "Mr. Blue Sky" Out Of The Blue 12
1979 "Shine a Little Love" Discovery 40
1979 "Confusion" 41
1980 "I'm Alive" Xanadu 48
"Xanadu" 2
"All Over the World" 46
1981 "Hold On Tight" Time - ELO 2
1983 "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" Secret Messages - E.L.O. 19 36
"Stranger" 33
1986 "Calling America" Balance of Power 22 20

Billboard Year-End performances

Year Song Year-End
position
1975 "Can't Get It Out of My Head" 81
1976 "Evil Woman" 70
1977 "Telephone Line" 15
"Livin' Thing" 77
1978 "Sweet Talkin' Woman" 86
"Turn to Stone" 94
1979 "Shine a Little Love" 71
"Don't Bring Me Down" 81
1981 "Hold On Tight" 81

American Top 40 year-end performances

Year Song Year-end
position
1977 "Telephone Line" 22
1977 "Livin' Thing" 79
1980 "Xanadu" 93
1981 "Hold On Tight" 75

Opus year-end performances

Year Song Year-end
position
1975 "Can't Get It Out of My Head" 72
1976 "Evil Woman" 60
1976 "Strange Magic" 97
1977 "Telephone Line" 38
1977 "Livin' Thing" 90
1978 "Sweet Talkin' Woman" 83
1979 "Shine a Little Love" 40
1979 "Don't Bring Me Down" 42
1980 "I'm Alive" 80
1980 "All Over the World" 54
1980 "Xanadu" 26
1981 "Hold On Tight" 61

Radio & Records

Year Song Peak
position
1975 "Can't Get It Out of My Head" 27
1976 "Evil Woman" 5
1976 "Strange Magic" 17
1976 "Livin' Thing" 6
1977 "Do Ya" 27
1977 "Telephone Line" 4
1978 "Turn to Stone" 5
1978 "Sweet Talkin' Woman" 12
1979 "Shine a Little Love" 1
1979 "Don't Bring Me Down" 5
1980 "I'm Alive" 12
1980 "All Over the World" 8
1980 "Xanadu" 2
1981 "Hold On Tight" 6
1981 "Twilight" 25
1983 "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" 11
1986 "Calling America" 20

Videos

Music videos

Year Song Director[53] Album
1972 "10538 Overture" Unknown The Electric Light Orchestra/No Answer
1973 "Roll Over Beethoven" Unknown ELO 2/Electric Light Orchestra II
"Showdown" Unknown On the Third Day
1974 "Can't Get It Out of My Head" Unknown Eldorado, A Symphony
1975 "Evil Woman" Unknown Face the Music
1976 "Livin' Thing" Unknown A New World Record
"Rockaria!" Bruce Gowers
"Do Ya" Unknown
"Telephone Line" Unknown
"Tightrope" Unknown
1977 "Turn to Stone" Mike Mansfield Out of the Blue
"Mr. Blue Sky" Mike Mansfield
"Sweet Talkin' Woman" Mike Mansfield
"It's Over" Unknown
"Wild West Hero" (live) Unknown
1979 "Shine a Little Love" Unknown Discovery
"Confusion" Unknown
"Need Her Love" Unknown
"The Diary of Horace Wimp" Unknown
"Last Train to London" Mike Mansfield
"Midnight Blue" Unknown
"On the Run" Unknown
"Wishing" Unknown
"Don't Bring Me Down" Mike Mansfield
1981 "Twilight" Unknown Time - ELO
"Ticket to the Moon" Unknown
"Here Is the News" Unknown
"Hold On Tight" Mike Mansfield
1983 "Secret Messages" Unknown Secret Messages - E.L.O.
"Rock 'n' Roll Is King" Unknown
1986 "So Serious" Peter Christopherson Balance of Power
"Calling America" John Beug & Jane Simpson
2015 "When I Was a Boy" Warren Fu[54] Alone in the Universe - Jeff Lynne's ELO
2016 "Ain't It a Drag" Unknown
2019 "Time of Our Life" Unknown From Out of Nowhere - Jeff Lynne's ELO

Video albums/concerts

Year Title Format(s) Certifications
1979 Discovery UK Betamax/VHS
1980 Live at Wembley Betamax/VHS
1989 The "Out of the Blue" Tour – Live at Wembley UK VHS
1990 Fusion – Live in London UK VHS
1991 The Very Best of ELO UK VHS
1998 Out of the Blue Tour: Live at Wembley/Discovery DVD/VHS
2001 Zoom Tour Live DVD/VHS
2005 Inside the Electric Light Orchestra 1970–1973 DVD
2006 Out of the Blue: Live at Wembley (remastered) DVD
ELO – Total Rock Review DVD
2010 In Performance DVD
Live: The Early Years DVD
2015 Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live in Hyde Park DVD/Blu-ray
2017 Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley or Bust CD/DVD/Blu-ray

Tours

US Billboard Top Boxoffice

US Billboard Top Boxoffice
Week Rank ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates

"*" DENOTES SELLOUT PERFORMANCES

Total ticket sales Ticket price scale Gross receipts
Stadiums and festivals (More than 20,000)
13 August 1978[55] 1 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/HEART/TRICKSTER – Brass Ring Productions, Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich., 12 & 13 August (2) 57,440 $10–$12.50 $689,280
Arenas (6,000 to 20,000)
20 August 1978[56] 3 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Casablanca Concerts, Civic Center, St. Paul, Minn., 17 August 17,500 $6–7 $132,930*
4 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Feyline Presents, McNichols Arena, Denver, Colo., 19 August 13,121 $6.50–8.50 $114,999*
7 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Star Date Productions, Dane Co. Col., Madison, Wis., 16 August 10,100 $8.50–9.50 $87,151*
9 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Sunshine Promotions, Mkt. Sq. Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, 14 August 10,290 $7.50–8.50 $84,540
13 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Landmark Productions, Arena, Milwaukee, Wis., 15 August 9,134 $8.50 77,639
27 August 1978[57] 1 ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTERBill Graham Presents, Col., Oakland, Calif., 23-24 August (2) 26,952 $7.50–9.50 $237,380*

Books

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Electric Light Orchestra". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: This reference gives Australian albums and singles information. It is used for chart peak positions as the early albums were released before ARIA regulated the Australian charts itself in 1989
  3. ^ a b c d "australian-charts.com Electric Light Orchestra discography". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "austriancharts.at Suche nach: Electric Light Orchestra". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d "Discographie von Electric Light Orchestra". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  6. ^ Italian albums:
  7. ^ Okamoto, Satoshi (2006). Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  8. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra Album discography" エレクトリック・ライト・オーケストラのCDアルバムランキング. Oricon. Retrieved 6 November 2019. Note: Reference indicates chart positions from 1988 onwards, and part of the information are currently unavailable
  9. ^ a b c d "dutchcharts.nl Electric Light Orchestra discography". MegaCharts. Archived from the original on 13 May 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
  10. ^ a b c "norwegiancharts.com Electric Light Orchestra discography". Hung Medien. VG-lista. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Electric Light Orchestra discography charts.nz". RIANZ. Retrieved 26 July 2007.
  12. ^ a b c "swedishcharts.com Electric Light Orchestra discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Discographie Electric Light Orchestra" (select "Charts" tab). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  14. ^ a b c "Electric Light Orchestra Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Gold and Platinum Search". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Gold & Platinum (Searching results by artist "Electric Light Orchestra")". RIAA. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 September 2020. Note: User needs to enter "ELO" in the "Search" field.
  18. ^ a b "de branchevereniging van de entertainmentindustrie". Archived from NVPI the original Check |url= value (help) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011.Note: User needs to enter "Electric Light Orchestra" in the "Artiest" field and click below "zoek" button.
  19. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Electric Light Orchestra)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  20. ^ "French albums certifications". InfoDisc. Archived from the original on 21 June 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010. Note: See "ELECTRICLIGHTOrchestra"
  21. ^ "Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 September 2020. Note: User needs to enter "Xanadu" in the "Search" field.
  22. ^ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51287711887_e52fdda508.jpg
  23. ^ https://www.facebook.com/431240490226949/photos/a.496910853659912/1144013148949676
  24. ^ 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2019年11月11日付 [Weekly CD Album Ranking on November 11, 2019] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  25. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 45, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  26. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  27. ^ "Kent Music Report No 341 – 5 January 1981 > Platinum and Gold Albums 1980". Kent Music Report. Retrieved 12 November 2021 – via Imgur.com.
  28. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  29. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/electric-light-orchestra/chart-history/billboard-200
  30. ^ "Trans-Siberian Orchestra & Jeff Lynne's ELO Debut on Top Rock Albums Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  32. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  33. ^ Canada, Library and Archives. "Image : RPM Weekly". bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/rpm/Pages/search.aspx.
  34. ^ http://infodisc.fr/Tubes_Artiste_Choisi.php
  35. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  36. ^ https://nztop40.co.nz/
  37. ^ a b c Hawtin, Steve. "Song artist 171 - Electric Light Orchestra". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  38. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (E)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  39. ^ a b c "Allmusic - Billboard singles - Electric Light Orchestra". Billboard. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  40. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 18 February 1978
  41. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 6 May 1978
  42. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 25 August 1979
  43. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 6 October 1979
  44. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 8 December 1979
  45. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 8 March 1980
  46. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 26 July 1980
  47. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Olivia Newton-John And Electric Light Orchestra". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  48. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 8 November 1980
  49. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart on 25 October 1980
  50. ^ Peaked on RPM 100 Singles Chart at #6, holding that position from 3 October 1979 to the 17 October 1979
  51. ^ "ELO". Wweb.uta.edu. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  52. ^ "Charts". Wweb.uta.edu. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  53. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". mvdbase.com. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  54. ^ ELO (27 October 2015). Jeff Lynne's ELO - When I Was A Boy (Official Video). Big Trilby Records. Event occurs at 3:23. Retrieved 7 January 2021 – via YouTube.
  55. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (26 August 1978). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  56. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2 September 1978). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via Google Books.
  57. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (9 September 1978). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via Google Books.