The next song to appear in my music library project is ELO’s ‘Can’t Get It Out My Head’. My good blogger friend Max recently showcased this one, so I’ll relay his post instead. I listened a lot to ELO in my youth. Regarding my favourite ELO song, it’s between this and ‘Telephone Line’, but I am hardly abreast of much of their discography.
I like the story about Lynn showing his Dad how he could write a tune.
The song is appropriately named because it’s hard to get it out of your head after you listen to it. The song peaked at #9 in the Billboard 100 in 1975. The song was on the Eldorado album that peaked at #16 in 1975.
Jeff Lynne recalled that he found inspiration for the song in the unfulfilled duties of an everyday guy. “It’s about a guy in a dream who sees this vision of loveliness and wakes up and finds that he’s actually a clerk working in a bank,” he said. “And he hasn’t got any chance of getting her or doing all these wonderful things that he thought he was going to do.”
This is one of several fan favorites from the Eldorado, considered by many to be Jeff Lynne’s best album. The album cover shows what appears to be the scene from the movie The Wizard…
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