30 Day Song Challenge, Day 1: A song you like with a color in the title

We’re going to start this new blogging challenge off strong with a brilliant piece from the progressive rock movement of the late 1970s!

No matter how “blue” I might get, this cut from Electric Light Orchestra never fails to pick up my mood. I had almost forgotten about it until watching a particularly odd episode of Doctor Who that centered around a young man and his friends attempting to track down the eponymous hero. The soundtrack to the episode featured Jeff Lynne’s musical endeavours quite prominently, even weaving “Mr. Blue Sky” into the narrative.

It’s a strange little episode, but the eternally happy notes of the tune have locked themselves firmly into my brain’s musical pantheon–a hero among songs–much like the rest of the entries in this series.

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