BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #445: ” YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT”- JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – JUNE 10, 1978

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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.

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