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Electric Light Orchestra gets no love. Sure, in some ways they embodied everyone wrong with popular music at the end of the ‘70s, but come on, “Mr. Blue Sky” is so catchy! Catchy enough that Randy Newman wrote an only-slightly-mocking tribute to the band (who, fun fact, hold the record for the most U.S. Top 40 hits without ever hitting #1).
Five Iron Frenzy loves ELO though. The ska “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” cover on their Quantity Is Job 1 EP displays nothing but feel-good affection. The horns and peppy backing vocals show why for eight years this Denver octet was one of the most unabashedly fun (and funny) ska bands. They’ve also covered “It’s Not Unusual” and “Mama Mia,” so don’t say that Christian musicians never have a sense of humor.
Download: Five Iron Frenzy – Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Electric Light Orchestra cover)