Formed in 1970, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is, without a doubt, one of the great, yet underrated English rock bands. Somehow, even though they have a number of very popular songs most of us have heard at some point, many people don’t actually know that it is ELO who’s performing those songs. The best way to show you this is to name top five movies in which ELO’s songs were used as the best possible tracks to go with various situations depicted in these films. Take a look at the list, and you’ll be surprised to find out that you’ve known these songs all the way even if you are not really familiar with ELO’s work.
5. Mr. Blue Sky – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
As all true fans of this sci-fi superhero movie know, Guardians of the Galaxy features a list of classics, and ELO’ Mr. Blue Sky is on that list. We’re sure you’ll agree that the choice of songs, Mr. Blue Sky included, gives the movie a sense of nostalgia, but also makes it witty at the same time.
4. Long Black Road – American Hustle
“Long Black Road” is so perfect for this crime comedy that we probably wouldn’t see the movie alone in the same way if it hadn’t been for the song.
3. Don’t Let Me Down – Jack and Jill
While it is not that usual to hear any of ELO’s songs in Adam Sandler’s movies, “Don’t Let Me Down” seems to be the right choice for his comedy “Jack and Jill.” However, even though they made the right selection of the track, the movie itself was not that successful. Well, at least it is not considered one of his best.
2. Living Thing – Chaos Theory
“Living Thing” is just another proof of how important music in movies is, as this track fits perfectly into the plot. Unfortunately, this film is considered as one of Ryan Reynold’s most underrated projects. What seems to be the problem is that most people see only the simple plot, but they don’t realize how masterful it can be when you give it some thought.
1. Showdown – Kingpin
Finally, we have to admit that there is no better track than “Showdown” to go with Roy and McCracken’s performance in Kingpin. The 1996’s comedy made it to Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies” for a reason, so if you haven’t watched it yet, we recommend that you do – and don’t forget to pay attention to the song.