What would you consider her best song?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/26/2014|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/21/2013|
What am I, 120 years old?
What was your favorite Jenny Lind concert, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/21/2013|
[bold]What am I, 120 years old?
What was your favorite Jenny Lind concert, OP?[/bold]
But it does surprise me that Glenda Jackson's [italic]Women in Love[/italic] co-star has had a singing career. (No answer with that one.)
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/21/2013|
"Magic"...so hypnotic and the best thing about the movie it came from.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/21/2013|
Glenda Jackson's speech about Thatcher was great
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/21/2013|
I thought she nailed "Anyone Who Had A Heart."
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/21/2013|
"Falling" from the Physical album
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/21/2013|
"A Little More Love"
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/21/2013|
Twist of Fate
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/21/2013|
Second runner-up: Sam.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/21/2013|
This is how female pop singers sang pre-Madonna. No one moved much.
"Don't understand what's goin' on/Woke-up this morning all the hurt was gone"
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/21/2013|
Her rendition of Alfie on her Women of Song album is gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/21/2013|
[quote] Her rendition of Alfie on her Women of Song album is gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/21/2013|
R6, that's not bad, but to me Wynona has the ultimate rendition of Anyone Who Had a Heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/21/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/21/2013|
Magic, Xanadu, or A Little More Love....I can't choose. Landslide is also one of my favorites.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/21/2013|
I loved Magic - particularly when she ponies around on the stage.
She was 1980 perfection. Gorgeous girl before plastic surgery.
No one back then ever would have guessed she was Jewish because of her look.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/21/2013|
The correct answer is: "The Rumour," by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
It should have been a huge hit, but just before she was about to promote it she got the breast cancer diagnosis and had to have surgery.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/21/2013|
R18 beat me to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/21/2013|
But I also love her duet with John Denver, "Fly Away", she just sounded really lovely on it, one of her best vocal performances.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/21/2013|
I know: MARY!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/21/2013|
R18, did she live?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/21/2013|
Xanadu, but then, that movie and song came out when I was so young, and they were just magical to me. I had to sing it over and over. My poor parents. Xa-na-duuuu.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/22/2013|
Magic, followed by Come on Over.
I also love the one where she sang back-up to John Denver, someone whose songs I normally don't like. (The song is Fly Away.)
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/22/2013|
Come on Over.
(She also sang the best rendition of Don't Cry for me Argentina, next to Julie Covington.)
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/22/2013|
This one is haunting. If'n love it! If u've never hward it TURN IT UP I love you Livy
Olivia Newton John with Jon Secada - "Every Time It Snows" from Olivia Newton-John's CD "Christmas Wish".
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/22/2013|
Have you never been mellow
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/22/2013|
Hopelessly devoted to you
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/22/2013|
"Shakin' You". Also, the video clip shot in Venice, beautiful!
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|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/22/2013|
"If Not For You"....love the steel guitar!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/22/2013|
Don't forget the AM radio classic Have You Never Been Mellow. I love her dulcet tones.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/22/2013|
Defintely A Little More Love.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/22/2013|
A Little More Love
Deeper Than the Night
Dancin' (Xanadu soundtrack)
Twist of Fate
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/23/2013|
Did "Soul Kiss" kill her career? I didn't even realize until recently that it was about giving blowjobs!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/13/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/13/2013|
At one time she had the movie rights to Evita.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/14/2013|
Underrated masterpiece...written by Barry Gibb and intended for Barbra's "Guilty" album but was rejected.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/14/2013|
Career Killer .....
Coming off of the 'Physical' album, this flopped and her career never really ever recovered.
I blame Chloe.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/14/2013|
Soul Kiss...featuring Peg Bundy on background vocals.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/14/2013|
Please Mr. Please
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/25/2014|
Please Mr. Please
Come on Over
and it was a shame it was ignored and ruined her career but Soul Kiss. Soul Kiss could be released today and not sound dated.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/25/2014|
The Long and Winding Road
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|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/25/2014|
Why did Soul Kiss ruined her career?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/26/2014|
R45 - People were tired of Olivia's sexy image by that point. And since Madonna was red hot at the time Soul Kiss came out, she amped up the sex even more. Plus she was pregnant at the time so there wasn't much promotion. I don't think it would've helped as the album as a whole is a clunker anyways.
Soul Kiss is actually one of my favorite tracks of hers. I wish it would have done better. I read somewhere that it was originally offered to Tina Turner, but she passed on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/26/2014|
Maybe not quite my favorite and certainly one of the most unknown in her discography but at least it was written by none other by Olivia herself and is such a soothing ballad: the Promise (the Dolphin Song)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/26/2014|
Xanadu live at the opera house.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/26/2014|
She was absolutely in her full bloom as a woman, pregnant or not, in that Soul Kiss video. I think it was the best she ever looked. That slight added baby weight filled out her face nicely.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/26/2014|
What I really liked about her was she wasn't afraid to change her style. A lot of female singers of her time stuck with the haircut they had when they first became famous. Olivia rarely had the same style from one year to the next. She was always changing it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/26/2014|
In her mid-teens she rocked the mean girl look.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/26/2014|
The modified, pumped up, mullet years were good to her too.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/26/2014|
Thanks for the info, r46.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/26/2014|
It was really her video special for Soul Kiss that did her in. Specifically the video for Toughen Up. I remember watching it in Jr. High. It was actually on the news the next morning that Olivia went topless. Of course it was topless from behind but they were still aghast. They didn't want her to be a full grown sexy woman in her early 40s. Maybe late 30s? Not sure.
Here's the image that did it.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/26/2014|
Actually, I don't like most of her post Grease work.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/26/2014|
I think her best song is "The Right Moment" from the "Soul Kiss" album. In fact, I think that whole album was overlooked and it was one of her best.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/26/2014|
[quote]Did "Soul Kiss" kill her career?
No. The "Soul Kiss" album reached the Top 30 and the title track reached the Top 20 (her last Top 20 hit to date). While not as big as past albums, it certainly didn't kill her career. What killed her career was not recording or doing any kind of touring for the next three years. By the time she released "The Rumour", she was old and her sound was dated since New Jack Swing & Freestyle was popular by the late 80's.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/26/2014|
"O Come, All Ye Faithful" - her duet with Elvis
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/26/2014|
A YouTube search indicates some of you are REALLLLLLYYYYY O-L-D.
I spelled that last bit since you're also prolly hard of hearing. In which case, that too explains your fascination with awful singers. No! Put down that Madonna CD Gramps!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/26/2014|
There are too many to choose from. XANADU, SAM, DEEPER THAN THE NIGHT.... And I really like her version of JOLENE.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/26/2014|
She nailed Don't Cry for Me Argentina. Madonna's version pales in comparison. A Little More Love and Deeper Than the Night as well as You're the One that I Want are highlights of her career as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/26/2014|
ONJ? Whew! Talk about the BRONZE AGE!! And horrible musical tastes to boot!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/26/2014|
I Honestly Love You ... it takes me back to my high school days
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/26/2014|
R59, A search of the English language shows that prolly is not an actual word.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/26/2014|