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Rockaria! – Electric Light Orchestra

The Electric Light Orchestra took this track into the UK top 10 for two weeks in 1977.

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This week in 1977, Rockaria! by the Electric Light Orchestra entered the UK top 10 at its highest position of number 9, having entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 40. After one week at its peak position, the song fell to number 10 for a final week in the top 10 and then spent the last three weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40.

Rockaria! was released on the Jet record label and was the fifth of fifteen top 10 hits for the Electric Light Orchestra in the UK. It was taken from the platinum-selling album A new world record, which peaked at number 6 in the UK albums chart.

More music from the Electric Light Orchestra


UK singles chart for the week ending 19 March 1977

  1. Chanson d’amourManhattan Transfer

  2. Knowing me, knowing youABBA

  3. Boogie nightsHeatwave

  4. RomeoMr Big

  5. Sound and visionDavid Bowie

  6. WhenShowaddywaddy

  7. When I need youLeo Sayer

  8. Torn between two loversMary MacGregor

  9. Rockaria!Electric Light Orchestra

  10. Baby I knowRubettes

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