All Over the World (song)

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"All Over the World"
Single by Electric Light Orchestra
from the album Xanadu
B-side "Drum Dreams" (US)
"Midnight Blue" (UK)
Released July 1980 (US)
August 2, 1980 (UK)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1980 Musicland Studios Munich
Genre Pop rock, disco
Length 4:02
Label Jet (UK)
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"All Over the World"
"Don't Walk Away"

"All Over the World" is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It is featured in the 1980 feature film Xanadu in a sequence with the film's stars Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, and Michael Beck. The song also appears on the soundtrack album Xanadu.

Released hot on the heels of the single "Xanadu" (a collaboration with Olivia Newton-John), this was the third Top 20 ELO single released from the 1980 soundtrack, peaking at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The location of the music video in the original Xanadu movie was filmed on location at the Beverly Hills Fiorucci store.

The song was being performed as part of the 2007 Broadway musical Xanadu.

One section of the lyrics lists a number of famous cities; London, Hamburg, Paris, Rome, Rio, Hong Kong, Tokyo, L.A., New York, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo and Shard End. The last place named in the list is a suburb of Birmingham, England and also the place where Jeff Lynne was born.

This song featured prominently in the trailer for the Simon Pegg science fiction comedy movie Paul and also played at the end of the film before the credits.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart[2] 78
Canadian RPM Top Singles 3
Dutch GfK chart[3] 10
French SNEP Singles Chart 4
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 27
Irish Singles Chart[5] 12
UK Singles Chart[6] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 13
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles 14
US Record World Singles[7] 8


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  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ " - Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved March 6, 2013.  Enter Electric Light Orchestra in the Search by Artist field, then click Search.
  6. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved March 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ Hawtin, Steve. "Song artist 171 - Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved May 2, 2013. 

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