ELOs ''Hold on tight to your dream''... it's still going strong !
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The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. After Wood's departure in 1972, Lynne became the band's leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material. For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group's only consistent members.
From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated twenty Top 20 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits without a number one single of any band in US chart history. In 2017, the ELO line-up of Wood, Lynne, Bevan, and Tandy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Parts taken from Wikipedia).
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Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold tight to your dream.

It's a long time to be gone
Time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Just hold tight to your dream


When you get so down that you can't get up
And you want so much but you're all out of luck
When you're so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over & over & over you could

Accroches-toi a ton reve
Accroches-toi a ton reve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sents -- ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi a ton reve.

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream.

Oh, yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah, hold on tight...
To your dream.

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Comments

    • FreedomForce100
      FreedomForce100

      One of the most uplifting son ever written. Beautiful.

      about 1 day ago
    • Sonny Dean
      Sonny Dean

      70's ELO was the best. A lot of us went through Grammar School and High School jamming to ELO. Class of '79 and still jamming to ELO!

      about 7 days ago
    • Lilian ore
      Lilian ore

      Fantastic,love it ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜

      about 7 days ago
    • Gunnika Kerdto
      Gunnika Kerdto

      I listened this song feeling good and in a good mood,and you moved a long with awesome music๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

      about 9 days ago
    • Buzz Houle
      Buzz Houle

      Mr. Lynne,this song is a inspiration to me & many other people. It lifts me up when I'm down,makes me smile when I wanna cry. Thank you sincerely for this song.

      about 9 days ago
    • Keith Lundh
      Keith Lundh

      ELO Biggest.

      about 11 days ago
    • m sherriowens
      m sherriowens

      Feel good song

      about 13 days ago
    • Dennis Smith
      Dennis Smith

      Join the coffee generation. It picks you up and never let's you down...

      about 15 days ago
    • RDK860
      RDK860

      Hit the Top 40 on 7/25/81, Peaked at No.10 On the Chart 19 Weeks!

      about 19 days ago
    • Rudy Wilson
      Rudy Wilson

      WEIRD....woke up with this song in my head...haven't heard it in MANY years,.......its so good!! They were great! wasn't one of the members join THE TRAvelling Wilburys////with Harrison/Dylan/Orbison etc --supergroup!?????

      about 19 days ago
    • Elie Elis
      Elie Elis

      Artist.....

      about 20 days ago
    • Vince Scaglione
      Vince Scaglione

      dream{s}

      about 22 days ago
    • Lindzlindz1979 Atchley
      Lindzlindz1979 Atchley

      Husky

      about 24 days ago
    • Andy Sunderland
      Andy Sunderland

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC70T6RZT1omN71l1IZgpgBA Christ is back and it's not an election it's a rejection for those with eyes to see and ears to hear ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™

      about 26 days ago
    • Dick Pooler
      Dick Pooler

      best band ever, glad I seen his live show, ELO thanks Jeff.

      about 27 days ago
    • Gregory Giffin
      Gregory Giffin

      Blood pumpin' rock!

      about 1 month ago
    • David LoganSr
      David LoganSr In reply to Gregory Giffin

      Oh Yeah!

      about 28 days ago
    • Mischa Schmitz
      Mischa Schmitz

      Maan

      about 1 month ago
    • Luis  Sanchez R
      Luis Sanchez R

      Excelente canciรณn de Rock de los 70 s
      Great ELO.

      about 1 month ago
    • antony harkness
      antony harkness

      ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

      about 1 month ago
    • Kay Waters
      Kay Waters

      Ooh - when the piano comes in just under a minute....

      about 1 month ago
    • rockriverroyalrex
      rockriverroyalrex

      The coffee song

      about 1 month ago
    • Joshua tippett
      Joshua tippett

      At my friends house

      about 1 month ago
    • Angela Gatenby
      Angela Gatenby

      This song lifts me up

      about 1 month ago
    • Marรญa Leonor Avilรฉs
      Marรญa Leonor Avilรฉs

      When me and my late husband lost our jobs almost at the same time back in 2008 we had to move to a tiny studio that we couldnโ€™t barely fit our mattress in. One night a blackout in the neighborhood left us with a half heated TV dinner and another undone. I broke down and started crying. He hugged me and told me that this song helped him when he spent 3 years in juvenile hall and that I should listen to it whenever I felt like giving up. He died a year later but left me with this wonderful treasure.

      about 1 month ago
    • Big Paulie
      Big Paulie

      Pardon my French

      about 1 month ago
    • CRAIG LINTON
      CRAIG LINTON

      Dam good

      about 1 month ago
    • Lacciaa Riomnda
      Lacciaa Riomnda

      Quando venite in Italia?

      about 1 month ago
    • Galactic Fantastic
      Galactic Fantastic

      Jeff Lynne so underrated. Love u Jeff.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sparta Prague
      Sparta Prague

      Massive ELO fan here but Hold On Tight and Rock And Roll Is King are ELO's worst songs by many a mile.

      about 1 month ago
    • alan malone
      alan malone

      Great song by a great group. Jeff Lynne thumbs up

      about 1 month ago