Here Is the News
|"Here Is the News"|
|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Time|
|A-side||"Ticket to the Moon"|
|Released||11 December 1981|
|Recorded||1981 at Musicland Studios, Munich|
|Genre||Electronic rock, new wave|
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Time track listing|
"Here Is the News" is a 1981 song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
It is track ten on the album Time (1981) and was released as a double A-side along with "Ticket to the Moon" in January 1982, reaching number 24 in the UK charts. The song makes heavy use of synthesizers but also includes guitar, bass guitar, piano, and a drum kit. The song is in Strophic form, lasts 3 minutes 43 seconds and ends with a fade out. The song is about the news programmes of 2095 and voices from news reports can be heard in the background during the song. A number of news reporters claim that their voices were used for this song, but Lynne said that the snippets featured the voices of band members.
The intro of 'Here is the News' is also used in the idents and channel branding of the VPRO, a Dutch broadcasting channel. The idents of the VPRO with 'Here is the News' have been used as leaders on televison since 1981 (except 1985-1987), and are used since 2010 at the end of a program. (link) The VPRO used to use the intro on the radio to inform listeners of Radio 3 (later NPO 3FM) that a program of the VPRO was about to start. The intro of the song was also used by Television Malta in the intro to their news program between 1988 and 1999.
|French SNEP Singles Chart||4|
|German Media Control Singles Chart||61|
|Irish Singles Chart||17|
|UK Singles Chart||24|
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- "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. 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.