Twilight (Electric Light Orchestra song)
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|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Time|
|B-side||"Julie Don't Live Here"|
|Released||10 October 1981 (UK)|
November 1981 (US)
|Recorded||1981 at Musicland Studios, Munich|
|Genre||Synthpop, progressive rock|
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Time track listing|
"Twilight" is a song written by Jeff Lynne for English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), originally released on their 1981 album Time. The lyrics tell of a man who falls asleep while in a twilight state, where he imagines everything in his life that is going to happen to him. They contribute to the album's overarching theme of time travel.
In popular culture
It appeared, with authorisation and credit, in a 1982 Japanese advertisement for the Toyota Celica XX. It was also used as the finale song in the 2009-2010 Burton Snowboards film The B Movie, featuring most of the Burton team snowboarding on a "B" built out of snow.
The song was used (without authorisation) as the theme music for the opening animation to the 1983 Daicon IV science fiction convention in Osaka. In 2005, as an homage to the Daicon IV animation, the song was used as the opening theme of the television series Densha Otoko, which features an otaku as the main character. As a similar homage, it served as the opening song for Otakon's AMV contest from 2008 to 2016 and again from 2018 onward.
|Australia Kent Music Report||93|
|Austrian Ö3 Austria Top 40||15|
|Dutch GfK chart||18|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||10|
|German Media Control Singles Chart||17|
|Irish Singles Chart||18|
|UK Singles Chart||30|
|US Billboard Hot 100||38|
|US Cash Box Top 100 Singles||38|
|US Record World Singles||39|
|US Radio & Records (R&R)||25|
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