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ELO - Last Train To London - RockLegend

"Last Train to London" is a song from the English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), the fifth track from their album Discovery.

The song was released in 1979 in the UK as a double A-side single with "Confusion". It peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. However, in the US the two songs charted separately, with "Confusion" in late 1979 followed by "Last Train to London" in early 1980. It peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard Magazine described the song as having a "catchy pop melody with Beatlesque vocal qualities and a smooth layered sound."

Cash Box said that the song has "a frothy pop melody" and "a bouncy R&B-tinged rhythm line," making it sound somewhat like Heatwave's 1977 single "Boogie Nights." In Spain the single was released with the Spanish title "Último tren a Londres".

"There was a certain period when it seemed we spent years on trains going back and forth from Birmingham to the various TV and radio stations in London".

— Discovery remaster (2001), Jeff Lynne

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