Confusion (Electric Light Orchestra song)

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UK single
Single by Electric Light Orchestra
from the album Discovery
A-side "Last Train to London" (UK)
B-side "Poker" (US)
Released October 1979 (US)
9 November 1979 (UK)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1979, Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:42
Label Jet
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"Don't Bring Me Down"
"Confusion/Last Train to London"
"I'm Alive"
Discovery track listing

"Confusion" is the second song from the 1979 Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) album Discovery. It features acoustic guitar and vocoder.

It was released in the UK as a double A-side single with "Last Train to London". It peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] In the United States the song was released as a single with "Poker" on the B-side becoming a more modest hit, reaching number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]


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Chart (1979) Peak
Austrian Ö3 Austria Top 40[3] 5
Canadian RPM Top Singles 13
French SNEP Singles Chart 10
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 6
Irish Singles Chart[5] 9
New Zealand[6] 19
South African Singles Chart[7] 10
UK Singles Chart[1] 8
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 37
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles 47


  1. ^ a b "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Electric Light Orchestra - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra - Confusion -". Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  4. ^ " - Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2013.  Enter Electric Light Orchestra in the Search by Artist field, then click Search.
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  7. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website - SA Charts 1969 - 1989 Acts (E)". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 

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