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)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1981 Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre New wave, synthrock
Length 3:37
Label Jet
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"Hold On Tight"
"Ticket to the Moon" /
"Here Is the News"
Time track listing

"Twilight" is a song by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), originally released on their 1981 album Time. It was the second single released from the album.

The song was used (without authorisation[1]) as the theme music for the opening animation to the 1983 Daicon IV science fiction convention in Osaka.[2] 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.[2] As a similar homage, it has served as the opening song for Otakon's AMV contest since 2008.[3] It also appeared, with authorisation and credit, in a 1982 advertisement for the Toyota Celica XX.

It was 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.[citation needed]

Indian actor and producer Shahrukh Khan covered this song in British and American version of the television series Galaxy World of Alisa, the ending theme of few episode.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart[4] 93
Austrian Ö3 Austria Top 40[5] 15
Dutch GfK chart[6] 18
French SNEP Singles Chart 10
German Media Control Singles Chart[7] 17
Irish Singles Chart[8] 18
UK Singles Chart[9] 30
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 38
US Cash Box Top 100 Singles 38
US Record World Singles[11] 39
US Radio & Records (R&R)[12][13] 25


  1. ^ Eng, Lawrence. "Daicon III and IV Opening Animations : Laserdisc and other Media". Cornell Japanese Animation Society. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Eng, Lawrence. "Daicon III and IV Opening Animations - Trivia". Cornell Japanese Animation Society. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "AMV - Video Information: The Otakon 2008 AMV Contest Intro". Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Discographie Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  7. ^ " - Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 6 March 2013.  Enter Electric Light Orchestra in the Search by Artist field, then click Search.
  9. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Hawtin, Steve. "Song artist 171 - Electric Light Orchestra". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  12. ^ ELO
  13. ^ Charts!

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