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Aug 3, 2019

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)
"Physical" is a song by British-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in September 1981 by MCA Records as the lead single from the album. Recorded in early 1981, "Physical" rose to #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks (the most of any single in the 1980s), remaining until the second half of January 1982. It reached #2 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay chart on November 27, 1981, staying there for two weeks and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. In terms of chart placement, "Physical" was Newton-John's most successful single in the U.S., as well as her final single to reach #1. Billboard ranked the song as the #1 single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981).



Jul 4, 2019

Xanadu by Olivia Newton John & Electric Light Orchestra (1980)

Xanadu by Olivia Newton John & Electric Light Orchestra (1980)
"Xanadu" is the title song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the title song from the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and Olivia Newton-John.

The single reached number one in several countries, and was the band's only UK number one single, when it peaked there for two weeks in July 1980. It was certified as "silver" by the British Phonographic Industry. The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.


May 11, 2019

Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly (1981)

Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard - Suddenly (1981)
"Suddenly" is a duet performed by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record.

"Suddenly" was released on Jet Records and reached number 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and number 20 in the US in January 1981. It was also a major adult contemporary hit, reaching number four. The video shows them in a penthouse singing the song to each other taken from her ABC TV special "Hollywood Nights" that aired before the Academy Awards on March 31st, 1981.


Apr 16, 2019

Make A Move On Me by Olivia Newton-John (1982)

Make A Move On Me by Olivia Newton-John (1982)
"Make a Move on Me" is a song recorded by Olivia Newton-John for her ninth album Physical (1981). The follow-up single to the huge U.S. number-one hit title track, it was released in January 1982 and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 that April. It became her twelfth and final single to be certified Gold.

In Canada, "Make a Move on Me" reached number four on the pop singles chart, and number two for two weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was blocked from the top spot on that chart by Bertie Higgins' song "Key Largo.


Feb 15, 2017

Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love on Gold: Olivia Newton-John (1979)

Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
"A Little More Love" was the lead single by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John from her 1978 album Totally Hot. It was a worldwide Top 10 hit single, peaking at #4 in the UK and #3 in the US. In Canada, it spent three weeks at #2 during February and March 1979, and was the seventh biggest Canadian hit of that year.

In the US, Billboard magazine ranked "A Little More Love" as the 17th most popular song of 1979, and Cash Box ranked it as 23rd for the year, where it had peaked at #4.



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Jul 3, 2016

Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please from the album Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)

Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please from the album Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)



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"Please Mr. Please" is the title of a popular song from 1975 by the Australian singer Olivia Newton-John. The song was written by Bruce Welch and John Rostill, both members of British pop singer Cliff Richard's backing band, The Shadows. Welch had originally recorded the song himself in 1974 with no commercial success. The song appears on Newton-John's album, Have You Never Been Mellow.

Released as a single in 1975, "Please Mr. Please" reached the Top 10 on three major Billboard charts in the U.S. that year. On the pop chart, the song peaked at #3 in August 1975, remaining in the Top 40 for 12 weeks: Newton-John's fifth consecutive Top Ten hit, "Please Mr. Please" would also mark Newton-John's last appearance in the Top Ten for a three-year period. On the country chart, the song reached #5, while on the adult contemporary chart, the song spent three weeks at #1. The single was a certified Gold record by the RIAA.

Oct 27, 2015

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want - On Grease OST Album (1978)

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You're The One That I Want - On Grease OST Album (1978)
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"You're the One That I Want" is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. It was performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. It is one of the best-selling singles of all time, having sold over 6 million copies among the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France alone.

Upon its release in conjunction with the film (and its status as a potential blockbuster worldwide), the single became a huge international hit, reaching number 1 in several countries. In the U.S. the single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week in June 1978, and was certified Platinum for shipments exceeding 2 million copies. It also topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks in the summer of 1978 some months before the film had even been released in that country.

As of 2013, it is still the fifth best-selling single of all time in the U.K., where it has sold 2 million copies.

Jan 2, 2015

Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You

Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
"Hopelessly Devoted to You", is a song written by John Farrar. It was originally performed by Olivia Newton-John in the film version of Grease. In 1978 the song received an Oscar nomination as Best Original Song, losing to "Last Dance" from Thank God It's Friday at the 51st Academy Awards.

Halfway through shooting the movie, Newton-John's contractually-entitled vocal solo had still not been written. Farrar, Newton-John's personal producer, wrote the song and submitted it to the film's production team. Though reluctant at first, they eventually approved it; shooting and recording took place after the rest of the film had been completed.

Newton-John performed the song at the 21st Grammy Awards. It reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the Easy Listening chart. On the country chart, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" peaked at number twenty and was her first top twenty country hit in two years.