Music for Monday: ELO, ‘Mr. Blue Sky’

"Mr. Blue Sky - please tell us why..."  (ELO, 1978)

“Mr. Blue Sky – please tell us why…” (ELO, 1978)

Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” was written and produced by Jeff Lynne and appeared on the band’s 1977 L.P. Out of the Blue. The song was released as a single in January, 1978 and rose to #35 on the US Billboard “Hot 100” and #6 in the UK.

According to, a 90-minute documentary entitled “Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO” was released just last month and you can download a copy via iTunes. Below, you’ll find the 1978 promo for “Mr. Blue Sky” and a trailer for the new documentary. Have a lovely Monday.

ELO ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ Promo Video, 1978

‘Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO’ Trailer

Previously, on Music for Monday: Kenny Nolan, ‘I Like Dreamin”

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