Twilight (Electric Light Orchestra song)

Infobox Single
Name = Twilight


Artist = Electric Light Orchestra
from Album = Time
B-side = "Julie Don't Live Here"
Released = 1981
Format = 7"
Recorded = 1981 Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:37
Label = Jet Records
Writer =
Producer = Jeff Lynne
Certification =
Chart position =
* #30
* #38
* #93
Last single = "Hold On Tight (1981)
This single = "Twilight" (1981)
Next single = "Here Is The News"/ "Ticket To The Moon"(1982)
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Flashback
Type = compilation
prev_track = "The Diary of Horace Wimp"
prev_no = 2
this_track = "Twilight"
track_no = 3
next_track = "Secret Messages"
next_no = 4

"Twilight" was the second track and second single from the album "Time" written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (1981)

The singles chart performance was much more modest than its predecessor ; however, the song gained cult status in Japan amongst fans of Japanese animation and comics (commonly known as "otaku"). The song was used without authorization as the theme music for the famous opening animation to the 1983 Daicon IV science fiction convention. It also appeared (with authorization and credit) in a 1982 advertisement for the Toyota Celica XX (Supra).

In 2005, the music was used again for an homage to the DAICON IV opening, the animation that formed the opening for the television series "Densha Otoko", a series featuring an otaku as the main character (along with several recurring extras ). As a result of such uses, the song has become somewhat of an anthem for otaku.

Also, in the Italian horror film Paganini Horror, the movie featured a song of the same name, which some fans have said as sounding similar to Twilight. The songs, however, have many obvious differences.


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