'Can't Get It Out Of My Head' - The Electric Light Orchestra

Writer: Jeff Lynne

Producer: Jeff Lynne

Recorded: 1974 in London

Released: Fall 1974

Players: Jeff Lynne -- vocals, guitar
Bev Bevan -- drums
Richard Tandy -- keyboards
Michael D'Albuquerque -- bass
Mik Kaminski -- violin
Mike Edwards -- cello
Album: Eldorado (United Artists, 1974)
"Can't Get It Out Of My Head" was the Electric Light Orchestra's first Top 10 hit in the U.S., peaking at Number Nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1975.

ELO leader Jeff Lynne recalls that "I wrote it in the front room of me mom and dad's house, in Birmingham (England), and I did have a good feeling about it."

The Eldorado album was the first of the group's conceptual pieces, subtitled "A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra."

Lynne considered the album a turning point that set the path for future ELO recordings. "I was getting by with two cellos and one violin and tracking them up, but you can only get so big by multi-tracks of the same thing before it starts to diminish. So I decided I wanted a big session orchestra and we got, I think, a 30-piece orchestra for Eldorado… The first actual experience of having a great big orchestra was the ‘Eldorado Overture,' and it blew me away."

Eldorado was the group's greatest success at the time, selling more than a million copies in the U.S. and peaking at Number 16 on the Billboard 200.

The album was also the last recorded with bassist Michael D'Albuquerque and cellist Mike Edwards, who left shortly after Eldorado was released.