“Livin’ Thing” – Electric Light Orchestra

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My all-time favorite ELO song. Brilliantly used over the end credits of P.T. Anderson’s 1997 film “Boogie Nights.” The attached video is extremely primitive … kaleidoscope visuals plus a lead singer who barely tries to match his vocals to the original studio track … but extremely cool in my opinion.

“Go Right Ahead” (Live Broadcast from RMV) – The Hives

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The hardest rocking Scandanavians in recent memory (Norwegian death metal excluded) returned in 2012 with the album “Lex Hives.” “Go Right Ahead” was the single and it’s kind of a louder, crunchier version of ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down.” This is a killer live version and, like most Swedish pop bands, the band is still rocking the matching suits.