|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Secret Messages|
|B-side||"Train of Gold"|
|Released||December 1983 (US)|
|Recorded||1983 Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, the Netherlands|
4:18 (USA single edit)
4:30 (double album version)
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Secret Messages track listing|
"Stranger" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
This song first appeared on the band's 11th studio album, Secret Messages. Stranger also was the third single from the LP.
The small quiet opening is one of the many messages that takes place in this album. A high pitched backmasked voice is heard during the opening, played in reverse the voice is actually saying "You're playing me backwards."
"Recorded this in Holland, where I was looking through the eyes of a stranger." Jeff Lynne (2001 – Secret Messages Remaster)
|Polish Singles Chart||15|
|US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||105|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||33|