Olivia Newton John and ELO - Xanadu (1980)

This was the title track to the 1980 American romantic musical Xanadu, which was directed by Robert Greenwald.

Olivia Newton-John is an English-born, Australian raised singer and actress. She has won four grammy awards, had five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles in the U.S., and two No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA.

So far, Olivia Newton-John has released a staggering 24 studio albums. Here 80s albums were;

  • Physical (1981)
  • Soul Kiss (1985)
  • The Rumour (1988)
  • Warm and Tender (1989)

Hopelessly Devoted To You (1978)

This track featured in the musical movie "Grease" and when released as a single it reached No.2 in the UK singles chart.

Physical (1981)

This single was taken from the album of the same name and reached No.7 in the UK and No.1 in the U.S. Physical is the best selling album by a female Australian singer, selling 10,000,000 copies worldwide. Both the song and video were banned in some countries due to the sexual content.

Grease - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta - You're The One That I Want (1978)

This was the first single to be released from the Grease movie soundtrack and topped the charts in numerous countries including the U.S. and UK. In the UK the song remains in the top ten list of all-time best-selling singles.

I used to play the 7" of this one quite a lot in my childhood, and I still have it, although I'm not sure whatever happened to the actual sleeve (pictured left).

Summer Nights from the musical Grease

Summer Nights became a massive hit in both the United States and United Kingdom during the summer of 1978. My Mum had the 7" single of this but I accidentially snapped it in half... Well, I say accidentally!
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Xanadu single sleeve

 

 

Grease
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta