Turn To Stone (3:48)

Cover of Out Of The Blue

From Out Of The Blue and 69 other releases

“Turn to Stone” is a 1977 song by Electric Light Orchestra. The song is the opening track to the double album Out of the Blue. It was the first song released as a single from the LP.

According to the Turn To Stone Songfacts, this song has so much complex layering that ELO had to rely on tapes to reproduce the same sound in concert.

The single reached #18 in the U.K. charts and stayed there for 12 weeks. Out of four singles from the album, “Turn to Stone” was the only song not to reach the top ten in the U.K. singles charts. The song was more successful across the Atlantic, reaching #13 in the U.S and hitting the top spot in Canada in early-1978.

The song was composed in Switzerland during Jeff Lynne’s two week writing marathon for his double album. Lynne played the moog bassline of the song.

On November 4, 2008, Jeff Lynne was awarded a BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) Million-Air certificates for “Turn To Stone” for having one million airplays.


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  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song <3

    29 Oct 3:58pm Reply
  • Assedor

    Skillfully arranged composition isn't devoid of charm. This is, without doubt, a cult band. They have always been adventurous in the choice of material, and in the philosophical approach to the music.

    16 Feb 4:13pm Reply
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    26 Jan 8:38am Reply
  • cinnamomma

    Every ELO song was incredible!!!

    24 Jan 2:53am Reply
  • karl_seifert

    Turn to stone when you comin' home!!

    3 Jan 7:03pm Reply
  • robertwneal

    This one is a Stoner all Right!

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BruceLovesTacos

    yes sir

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • EssexGuy2013

    I so love this track of ELO's awesome!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Heigon

    Hah!! Wie ganz früher, Klassenfeten und so ... :-)

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Aragorn17

    Der Typische ELO Sound.Ich liebe ihn!!!!!

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BEATLES77709

    (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) (¯`'•'`¯) ELO - KULT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! K

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • mechah

    heard em before but never really heard em til just now.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Stuart_92

    Love it.

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • wilma500

    top track,................

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ronny2013

    Such a cool band

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ObmujSon

    ELO To You Too :-)

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Luv ELO!

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • stoneagedinosau

    This always reminds me of Star Wars as it was in the charts when SW was released. And that is a good thing!

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • rockin70

    I like to "poop" to this song !!

    9 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Insvims

    Re-recorded version is bliss! Although the original acapella part is better. I am impressed by Jeff's vocal in the new re-recorded versions from the Out Of The Blue collection from 2012. What an artist!

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
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