Tuesday, August 4, 2015


....Magic by Olivia Newton John. After making a big splash with her film debut, Grease, Hollywood was anxious to get ONJ back in a big budget musical. Xanadu seemed like the perfect vehicle: it has modern elements, nostalgic elements, Gene Fucking Kelly and a great soundtrack. Well, all did not go well with the film, which, despite now being a cult classic, was one of the biggest flops of all time and considered one of the worst films in modern movie history, BUT the soundtrack was a huge success. Olivia hit #1 on the US Hot 100 with the song Magic from the motion picture soundtrack. It is one of her biggest, most recognizable hits and stayed at the top spot for four weeks in August of 1980. Even all those roller-skating freakshows couldn't tarnish a genuine hit, girl!!! It went on to be the third biggest hit of 1980 and Olivia's biggest hit until the release of Physical the following year. Magic is a great pop tune and a classic 80s cut and one of my favorite songs of all time. Here is the #1 song from 35 years ago today, Magic.

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