Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Electric Light Orchestra - Livin' Thing
Livin' Thing" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra. It appears on ELO's 1976 platinum-selling album, A New World Record. Patti Quatro sang uncredited vocals, particularly the 'higher and higher' parts of "Livin' Thing", according to Unzipped, an autobiography by her sister Suzi Quatro.
In August 2006, "Livin' Thing" was named by the UK's Q magazine as the #1 'Guilty Pleasure' single of all time -- a list designed to celebrate 'uncool' but excellent records, and which received considerable publicity. The original single had the added bonus of having "Fire On High" on the flip side, a song that became the band's most popular instrumental piece. The UK version was released in a Blue vinyl format.
The song has appeared on the soundtrack to the 1997 film, Boogie Nights, and in the 2007 film, Chaos Theory.