Mr Blue Sky Voted 'Happiest Song'
28 May 2020
Small British radio station, Greatest Hits Radio had an unexpected spotlight on the results of its listeners poll when it went viral yesterday. A fifth of all respondents voted that 'Mr Blue Sky' by ELO was the 'happiest song' ever. Beating Queen, Elton John, Abba, the Bee Gees and Bon Jovi to the top spot, the 1978 hit came out as the ultimate feel-good tune.
Genesis author Jeff Lynne was delighted at hearing the news saying, 'Thank you for voting for my song 'Mr Blue Sky' as the song that makes you the happiest. I'm really chuffed about it, it's great. What a great thing. Thank you so much.'
Here at Genesis we are of course fans of all of Jeff Lynne's work as documented in both of his signed limited editions, Wembley or Bust
, in which he narrates song-by-song the set list performed at his homecoming concert in 2017, revealing his phenomenal career and The Traveling Wilburys
, the official book of the band's adventures.
It was revealed 58 per cent of adults said songs that make them happiest are ones released during their youth.
Greatest Hits Radio presenter Pat Sharp said: 'It's great to hear that people are listening to the Radio more, and that music is such a mood lifter. Especially in these times of lockdown where we need uplifting and upbeat music in our lives more than ever before.'