"Do Ya (The Move Song)" Is Released
"Do Ya" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and recorded by The Move, that became a hit for the Electric Light Orchestra (led by Jeff Lynne, ELO originally being a side project of The Move) in 1976.
Written by Jeff Lynne in 1972, it was one of two songs featured on the B-side of the UK hit "California Man" credited to The Move (the other was Roy Wood's "Ella James"). In the US the B-side Do Ya proved to be more popular than the A and so the song became The Move's only hit in the U.S. albeit a minor one (#92 on the Hot 100 chart). The song was originally titled "Look Out Baby, There's a Plane A-Comin'" (which is sung by Roy Wood at the end of the song). The song was later included on the 2005 remastered version of the Message From the Country album.
Electric Light Orchestra, commonly abbreviated ELO, were a symphonic rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern pop songs with heavily classical overtones, but falling under a light rock category. However, the band's direction for most of their existence was set by Lynne who, after the band's debut record, wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.
The band was first successful in the United States, billed as 'The English guys with the big fiddles'. They soon gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. They were managed by agent Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne.