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Disco: Yes Or No? ELO " Shine a Little Love "

This is one Happy song released in 1979 by Electric Light Orchestra . It wants to be Disco , but it sits on the fence alternating between Disco and their signature ” Beatles” influenced elements. Founded in the early 60s the concept was to create a new sound using violins, cellos, string basses, horns and woodwinds to give the tracks a classical sound. ” Shine a Little Love” from the album ” Discovery” reached #1 in Canada but only charted #8 ( still not bad) in the United States.ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide But is it Disco? Did it play at the clubs? elo