BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #511: ‘PHYSICAL’- OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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Billboard #1 Hits: #511: ‘Physical’- Olivia Newton-John – November 21, 1981. #1 for 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Physical’- Olivia Newton-John
  • Record Company- RCA
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by Steve Kipner and Terry Shaddick
  • Time: 3:44
  • B-side:’The Promise’ [The Dolphin Song]
  • Album-Physical
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #1 10 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Charts, #1 in Australia, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, Switzerland

Olivia Newton-John’s biggest hit- it was the final #1 of 1981 and carried over until the last week in January 1982. “Physical’ as a departure from Olivia Newton-John’s past music and image- going away from her country rock roots and from her clean cut image with a song with suggestive lyrics. ‘Physical’ was first offered to Tina Turner but she turned it down. ‘Physical’ was Olivia Newton-John’s 5th and final #1.

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