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The novel fusion of orchestral and rock sounds that Jeff Lynne wove together in his hits with Electric Light Orchestra reached a zenith with "Rockaria," a stunning tune that combined symphonic swells, operatic vocals, 50's styled guitar riffs and a Beatles-esque melody into one delirious pop song. The story-song lyrics of "Rockaria" offer a fanciful, witty scenario in which a hardcore rock and roller falls in love with a lovely lass who "sings the opera like you ain’t… read more

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Just got back from the downtown palais
Where the music was so sweet
Knocked me right back in the alley
I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm ready

Electric Light Orchestra - Rockaria! Lyrics


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  • Not a big fan of the opera singer, but the rest is good.
  • This is the original video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfK8t4j7I64&list=LLZ2oPNudC3fHuVAfVW9tRzw&index=1
  • Man hört, man hört die Musik!
  • lynne is a genius
  • rocktastic
  • Rocktastic this one is! I concur Bill, Wagner would have put a 'Ring On It'.
  • This has got to be one of the campiest songs ever recorded, but that's just what I love about it. Never fails to clear the cobwebs from my mind.
  • Ole Elo.. Great fuckin' rawkin' tune!
  • Unsterbliche Musik!
  • Fantastic !!

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