Brits are hopelessly dedicated to Olivia Newton-John, newly-published gross sales and streaming knowledge reveals.
The English-born, Australia-raised pop singer and actor, landed three U.Ok. No. 1 singles throughout her lifetime, powered by movies wherein she starred.
“You’re The One That I Need” and “Summer time Nights,” each soundtracks to the hit 1978 movie Grease, wherein co-starred with John Travolta, hit No. 1 on the Official U.Ok. Singles Chart.
Then, two years later, one other U.Ok. No. 1 with “Xanadu” that includes Electrical Gentle Orchestra, lifted from the kitsch 1980 movie of the identical identify.
Based on knowledge printed this week by the Official Charts Company, “You’re The One That I Need” stays one of many U.Ok.’s Prime 5 best-selling singles of all time (excluding streams) with 2.08 million gross sales, whereas “Summer time Nights” is at No. 28 on the all-time checklist, with 1.65 million gross sales.
On the U.Ok. all-time singles chart, which incorporates streaming knowledge, “You’re The One That I Need” is available in at No. 73 with 2.49 million chart models, and “Summer time Nights” is ranked No. 216 with 1.89 million models.
All advised, ONJ landed 26 singles on the nationwide chart, together with 11 high 10s, with Grease favourite “Hopelessly Devoted To You” peaking at No. 2.
The Grease OST logged 11 weeks at No. 1, and Xanadu peaked at No. 2.
Born in Cambridge, England in 1948, Newton-John relocated to Melbourne, Australia on the age of six, the place she would go on launch a profession that noticed her fly excessive as one of many world’s greatest stars within the ‘70s and ‘80s.
In 1974, she represented her nation of delivery on the Eurovision Track Contest, with the tune “Lengthy Dwell Love”. Newton-John got here in fourth that yr in Brighton, as Sweden’s entry ABBA received the prize – and launched their worldwide profession – with the tune “Waterloo.”
Newton-John was made an OBE in 1979, and obtained a Damehood in 2020 for companies to leisure, charity and most cancers analysis, which lives on by way of her ONJ Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.
The much-loved star of the stage, display and studio died Monday (Aug. 8) after a protracted battle with most cancers. She was 73.