ELO's Greatest Hits

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ELO's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released November 1979
Recorded April 1973–August 1977
Length 44:50
Producer Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
ELO's Greatest Hits
A Box of Their Best
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
MusicHound 3/5[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[5]

ELO's Greatest Hits is a compilation by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1979.

The album sleeve art features a letter written by the band's co-founder and leader, Jeff Lynne, describing the '73–'78 period and the recording of each of the songs.

Track listing

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

Side one
No. Title Original album Length
1. "Evil Woman" (Single version) Face the Music, 1975 4:10
2. "Livin' Thing" A New World Record, 1976 3:31
3. "Can't Get It Out of My Head" Eldorado, 1974 4:22
4. "Showdown" (U.S. single edit) On the Third Day (U.S.), 1973; Showdown (UK), 1974 3:51
5. "Turn to Stone" Out of the Blue, 1977 3:48
6. "Rockaria!" A New World Record 3:12
Side two
No. Title Original album Length
7. "Sweet Talkin' Woman" Out of the Blue 3:47
8. "Telephone Line" A New World Record 4:37
9. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" (Single edit) On the Third Day 3:35
10. "Strange Magic" (UK single version) Face the Music 4:07
11. "Mr. Blue Sky" Out of the Blue 5:05


Chart performance

  • #1 Australia
  • #2 New Zealand
  • #6 Canada
  • #7 United Kingdom[6]
  • #13 Norway
  • #17 Austria[7]
  • #28 Spain
  • #30 United States (CashBox & Billboard 200); RIAA certification: 4x Platinum


  1. ^ ELO's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (ed.) (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London: Omnibus Press. p. 916. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 382. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; with Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th edn). New York, NY: Fireside/Simon & Schuster. p. 274. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  6. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Discographie Electric Light Orchestra". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
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