YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT

Today in 1978, "You're the One That I Want" went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped UK Singles Chart as well. It's also one of the best-selling singles in history.
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On this date in 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John went to number 1 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100 with “You’re the One That I Want”. It also topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks in the summer of 1978, some months before the film, Grease, had even been released in that country.

Written and produced by John Farrar, “You’re the One That I Want” is one of the best-selling singles in history, having sold over 6 million copies in the US, UK, and France alone, with estimates of more than 15 million copies sold overall.

Randal Keiser, Grease’s film director, was actually not fond of this song because he felt that it did not mesh well with the rest of the Warren Casey-Jim Jacobs score.


Remember that moment when Danny Zuko (Travolta) expresses pleasant shock and arousal at Sandy’s (Newton-John) transformation, from a good school girl look into a greaser queen … SANDY?!

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Featured image via AFP Photo.
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• Read also TRAVOLTA 66.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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