E.L.O.’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ a fabulous end to The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ was that cool song playing on The Super Mario Bros. movie as Mike turns off his alarm clock and starts a new day.
The song continues playing as the film ends, and thus over the end credits, giving moviegoers an upbeat, happy feeling as they leave the movie theater.
Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O) released ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ way way back in January, 1978 as the second single from the British rock group’s now iconic seventh album — Out of the Blue.
The album went on to become one of E.L.O.’s most successful albums, and ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ one of the group’s most recognizable and most popular songs.
A popular music critic at the time of its release called the song “a miniature pop symphony”. Others have called it E.L.O’s “best ever song”.
Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ in the charts and on Spotify
When released, Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ charted at #6 on the UK Singles chart, #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on charts in six other countries.
At the end of 1978, the track was still on year-end charts in the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S.
Decades later, some now describe ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ as E.L.O.’s “signature song” after the track has popped up on an enormous number of TV and movie soundtracks, with the upbeat song garnering almost 820 million plays on Spotify alone — more than any other song E.L.O. ever released.
There is also a ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ video, although that did not come out until 2012 after band leader Jeff Lynn had re-released the song on his updated Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra album. (Watch that below).
Listen to Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky‘ as heard on The Super Mario Bros. movie on the group’s Out of the Blue and, yes, you should listen to the whole album, and in its music video.
As for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it is one of the smash hit movies of 2023, earning over $1.2 billion at the box office worldwide, and with over $500 million of that in the U.S. and Canada alone.
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