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Olivia Newton-John

What would you consider her best song?

by Anonymousreply 6412/26/2014

this one

by Anonymousreply 106/21/2013

What am I, 120 years old?

What was your favorite Jenny Lind concert, OP?

by Anonymousreply 206/21/2013

[bold]What am I, 120 years old?

What was your favorite Jenny Lind concert, OP?[/bold]

Perhaps, R2.

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 Anonymousreply 306/21/2013

"Magic" hypnotic and the best thing about the movie it came from.

by Anonymousreply 406/21/2013

Glenda Jackson's speech about Thatcher was great

by Anonymousreply 506/21/2013

I thought she nailed "Anyone Who Had A Heart."

by Anonymousreply 606/21/2013

"Falling" from the Physical album

by Anonymousreply 706/21/2013

"A Little More Love"

by Anonymousreply 806/21/2013

Tied Up




Twist of Fate

by Anonymousreply 906/21/2013

Heart Attack.

Second runner-up: Sam.

by Anonymousreply 1006/21/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1106/21/2013

Her rendition of Alfie on her Women of Song album is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 1206/21/2013

[quote] Her rendition of Alfie on her Women of Song album is gorgeous.

How feminine.

by Anonymousreply 1306/21/2013

R6, that's not bad, but to me Wynona has the ultimate rendition of Anyone Who Had a Heart.

by Anonymousreply 1406/21/2013


by Anonymousreply 1506/21/2013

Magic, Xanadu, or A Little More Love....I can't choose. Landslide is also one of my favorites.

by Anonymousreply 1606/21/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1706/21/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1806/22/2013

R18 beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2013


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 Anonymousreply 2006/22/2013


I know: MARY!

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2013

R18, did she live?

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2306/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2406/22/2013

Come on Over.

(She also sang the best rendition of Don't Cry for me Argentina, next to Julie Covington.)

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2606/22/2013

Have you never been mellow

by Anonymousreply 2706/22/2013

Hopelessly devoted to you

by Anonymousreply 2806/23/2013

"Shakin' You". Also, the video clip shot in Venice, beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 2906/23/2013


by Anonymousreply 3006/23/2013

"If Not For You" the steel guitar!

by Anonymousreply 3106/23/2013

Don't forget the AM radio classic Have You Never Been Mellow. I love her dulcet tones.

by Anonymousreply 3206/23/2013

Defintely A Little More Love.

by Anonymousreply 3306/23/2013

A Little More Love

Deeper Than the Night

Dancin' (Xanadu soundtrack)

Twist of Fate

by Anonymousreply 3406/23/2013

Did "Soul Kiss" kill her career? I didn't even realize until recently that it was about giving blowjobs!

by Anonymousreply 3509/14/2013

this one

by Anonymousreply 3609/14/2013

At one time she had the movie rights to Evita.

by Anonymousreply 3709/14/2013

Underrated masterpiece...written by Barry Gibb and intended for Barbra's "Guilty" album but was rejected.

by Anonymousreply 3809/14/2013

Career Killer .....

Coming off of the 'Physical' album, this flopped and her career never really ever recovered.

I blame Chloe.

by Anonymousreply 3909/14/2013


Soul Kiss...featuring Peg Bundy on background vocals.

by Anonymousreply 4009/14/2013

Please Mr. Please

by Anonymousreply 4112/25/2014

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 Anonymousreply 4212/25/2014

The Long and Winding Road

by Anonymousreply 4312/25/2014

and live

by Anonymousreply 4412/25/2014

Why did Soul Kiss ruined her career?

by Anonymousreply 4512/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 4612/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 4712/26/2014

Xanadu live at the opera house.

by Anonymousreply 4812/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 4912/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5012/26/2014

In her mid-teens she rocked the mean girl look.

by Anonymousreply 5112/26/2014

The modified, pumped up, mullet years were good to her too.

by Anonymousreply 5212/26/2014

Thanks for the info, r46.

by Anonymousreply 5312/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5412/26/2014

Actually, I don't like most of her post Grease work.

by Anonymousreply 5512/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5612/26/2014

[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 Anonymousreply 5712/26/2014

"O Come, All Ye Faithful" - her duet with Elvis

by Anonymousreply 5812/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 5912/26/2014

There are too many to choose from. XANADU, SAM, DEEPER THAN THE NIGHT.... And I really like her version of JOLENE.

by Anonymousreply 6012/26/2014

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 Anonymousreply 6112/26/2014

ONJ? Whew! Talk about the BRONZE AGE!! And horrible musical tastes to boot!

by Anonymousreply 6212/26/2014

I Honestly Love You ... it takes me back to my high school days

by Anonymousreply 6312/26/2014

R59, A search of the English language shows that prolly is not an actual word.

by Anonymousreply 6412/26/2014
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