All Over the World by ELO

Title: All Over the World
Artist: ELO
Date: 1980
Album: Xanadu
Genre: Pop

The Electric Light Orchestra, better known as ELO, formed in 1970 in Birmingham UK by the songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their sound is characterised by its fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and iconic futuristic sounds.

‘All Over the World’ is featured in the 1980 film Xanadu, and appears on the album Xanadu. Released in 1980, the third from the soundtrack, it peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Top 100. In the section of the lyrics listing famous cities the last place named is Shard End, the suburb of Birmingham, England where Jeff Lynne was born.

One, two, three, four

Everybody all around the world
Gotta tell you what I just heard
There’s gonna be a party all over the world
I got a message on the radio
But where it came from, I don’t really know
And I heard these voices calling all over the world

All over the world
Everybody got the word
Everybody, everywhere, is gonna feel tonight

Everybody walking down the street
Everybody moving to the beat
They’re gonna get hot down in the U.S.A
New York, Detroit, L.A.
We’re gonna take a trip across the sea
Everybody come along with me
We’re gonna hit the night down in gay Paris
C’est la vie, having your cup of tea

All over the world
Everybody got the word
Everybody, everywhere, is gonna feel tonight

London, Hamburg, Paris, Rome
Rio, Hong Kong, Tokyo
L.A., New York, Amsterdam
Monte Carlo, Shard End and

All over the world
Everybody got the word
Everybody, everywhere, is gonna feel tonight

Everybody all around the world
Gotta tell you what I just heard
Everybody walking down the street
I know a place where we all can meet
Everybody gonna have a good time
Everybody will shine ’til the daylight

All over the world
Everybody got the word
Everybody, everywhere, is gonna feel tonight

All over the world
Everybody got the word
All over the world
Everybody got the word
All over the world
Everybody got the word

Songwriter: Jeff Lynne

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