Han’s Worst Hits Of The 70’s- “Summer Nights”- Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Summer Nights from the movie “Grease” starring Olivia Newton-John and Travolta was a huge hit in the summer of 1978- it went to #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #1 in the UK. It was the follow up single of the slightly more likeable and listenable “You’re The One That I Want” which went to #1 in both countries. I thought the UK was more hip back then than this? Wasn’t punk still hanging on in 1978 across the pond? Anyway- I could stomach “You’re The One That I Want” but “Summer Nights”- written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey was hard to take- an automatic station changer and I have generally been someone who isn’t a station changer when something awful comes on- I will ride it out. The ‘tell me more tell me more’ part– gag a maggot on that voice. I hated the movie too- which everyone seems to love. Its odd about twenty- years- in the mid to late 70’s there was the wave of nostalgia for the 50’s- it seems like 20 years is the magic number for these waves -to remember what never really was in some ways. I didn’t live in the 50’s and if this was how the 50’s were- well I am glad I missed them.