Mike from LouisianaI remember being in South Korea 1995&96. There was a TV commercial for Vilac rice water soft drink. A policeman (motorcycle) saw her drinking the can. This song was playing in the background. Next frame the cop has the Vilac in hand cuffs and he is speeding away. Cool add. That drink is still around, too. Most any Korean grocery will have it, in a yellow can.
Nony from ScotlandWho was the singer?
Eric Paul Johnson from 62294This was NOT the first released ELO song without strings. That was "Don't Bring Me Down." Unless you're being persnickety about the name of the group. From 1981-1983 they went by the name ELO instead of Electric Light Orchestra. So, yeah, I guess you could technically say this was the first song by ELO without strings. But not the first song without strings in the band led by Jeff Lynne from 1971-1986.
David Anderson from HerefordshireWhen people sleep at night time most people when it's the first they after waking up is what they always say its a saying hold on tight your dreams
Jim from Boston, MaI thought it was Joltin' Joe Montana in the Coffee Achievers commercial. God above, I miss the 70's (and 1981).
Todd from Brentwood, CaThis whole album (Time) is one of my ELO fav's. If you listen to the words of all the songs, it's almost like Jeff L. was putting together his own Rock Opera - love story, based in the future... in this case it was with an android. My favorite song, although not released as a single is "Here is the News". I even recorded the intro as my ringtone. They just don't make music this good anymore!!!
Mitch from Crown Point, InKen Anderson, quarterback from the Cincinnati Bengals was featured on that coffee ad eons ago. They just played in the recent Super Bowl. Can you imagine an ad like that now?!?
Miked from Ann Arbor, MiI second the comment below about the correction regarding the first ELO song to feature No strings. It was "Don't Bring Me Down." After it charted higher than any of their previous singles in the U.S., ELO is rumored to have sent the string players they used for their recordings a farewell note!
Steve from Milford, United KingdomMik Kaminski the violin player appeared in the Video for this even though he was not on the album
Jose from Phoenix, Azi first heard this song on a tv ad so 7 albums later i think there a great band and this a great song
Lynda from Pasadena, TxVery uplifting song.
Julia from Knoxville, TnELO is good running music to get the rhythm that I want. For those of you who put in your post that they and Jeff Lynne are underrated, you could not have been more right.
Madison from Norway, MeIt's impossible to listen to ELO and be in a bad mood. I've tried!!!
Christopher from Nashville, TnI was intro'd to this song by the Honda commercial...thought I'd take a listen, and it has become my favorite ELO song. I absolutely love the keyboards, the tempo, and the French in it is quite a neat little addition.
Logan from Troy, Mt"Accroches-toi a ton reve Accroches-toi a ton reve Quand tu vois ton bateau partir Quand tu sents -- ton coeur se briser Accroches-toi a ton reve."
"Hold on tight to your dream Hold on tight to your dream When you see your ship go sailing When you feel your heart is breaking Hold tight to your dream."
It's the first verse in French.
Mike from Flowery Branch, GaYES!!! I remember the "Coffee Achievers" (I before E accept after C) That's when I found this song. I used to listen to the old E.L.O on 8-track. One of my favorite bands of all time!!!!
Jeff Lynne RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alan from Milwaukee, WiI see 'Honda' is now using this song for their "New" Accord automobile ads
Beryl from New York, NyVery inspirational! I might teach this song to my 4th graders!
Benn from Arcola, IlThis song was also used in the '80s as part of a series of "Coffee Acheivers" commercials. Anyone remember those?
Benn from Arcola, IlUm, no, actually, 1979's "Don't Bring Me Down" was the first ELO hit to forego the use of strings.
Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" was co-written by Sarah Hudson, who is a singer-songwriter and a member of the Pop group Ultraviolet Sound. Though Sarah isn't related to Katy (whose real name is Katy Hudson), she is the first cousin of another famous person with the same name, the actress Kate Hudson.