1980-53: Electric Light Orchestra, “Last Train to London”

Electric Light Orchestra, or “ELO” as the cool people call them, appear numerous times on the HOT 100 in the ’80s. The first of their nine, “Last Train to London,” reached #39 in 1980. Hard to believe lead singer Jeff Lynne is the same guy who would go on to form and sing in the late ’80s more folk-sounding¬†Traveling Wilburys.

Memorable lyric: “Underneath a starry sky time was still, but hours must really have rushed by.”


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