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Electric Light Orchestra

Rockaria!

Rock
  • Rock
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Musical
  • Classic Rock
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1976
  • 1970
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1973
  • 1986

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“Rockaria!“ is a song by Electric Light Orchestra. It was the third track on the band’s successful 1976 album A New World Record and was the second single from the album, released in the UK in 1977. Featuring the operatic voice of Mary Thomas during the introduction, she flubbed the first take by starting the vocals too early. However, Jeff Lynne elected to use the take (complete with her interjection, “Oops!“) anyway. During live performances, the ‘aria’ was provided by the band’s bassist Kelly Groucutt, illustrating his wide-ranging vocal talents. The song itself is a unique fusion of rocking blues, glam rock, opera, and power pop. The lyrics are about a “sweet little lady” who “sings like a songbird, and she sings the opera like you ain’t never heard, but she... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I think she'd die for Beethoven ... She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune ... And Verdi's always creeping from her room

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