Billboard #1 Hits: #445: “You’re The One That I Want”- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. June 10, 1978.
- Single: “You’re The One That I Want”- John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
- Record Company- RSO
- Genre: Pop
- Written by John Farrar
- Time: 2:49
- B-side:”Alone At The Drive-In Movie” [instrumental]
- Album- Grease soundtrack
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland,
A big era for hit songs from movies- just as Saturday Night Fever ended with four #1’s from its soundtrack- along comes another- Grease which would have two #1’s- this song and in the fall “Grease” by Frankie Valli. I was more of a fan of the Saturday Night Fever singles- I didn’t care for either movie that much. I’ve seen them both once- mediocre but what do I know millions and millions loved them. This single to me is also rather run of the mill- but it went to #1 and sold 6 million copies and 15 million world wide.