‘The One That I Want’ is ‘This Christmas’ with Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
“Grease” stars Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta have reunited for a Christmas album!
Anyone who knows me, knows this is huge! “Grease” is my all-time favorite movie, as well as the film’s soundtrack being my favorite. I’ve also been lucky enough to meet Newton-John and Travolta, the stars of the 1978 movie, in-person (separately). They were both so sweet! I am so looking forward to their new album (CD), “This Christmas.”
Newton-John reportedly texted Travolta last Christmas to inform him that their “Grease” movie duet “You’re The One That I Want” became the best-selling duet in pop music history. The idea for the Christmas album then followed.
“From the moment we decided to do this, magic happened. Everyone we contacted agreed to do it,” Travolta said in a statement.
“It just fell into place,” said Newton-John. “With our busy schedules, I don’t know how we got it done. John and I have always connected. That’s never gone away. When we’re together, we have a good laugh and feel bonded to one another. We’ve been through some amazing experiences together.”
“This Christmas” has the two stars performing Christmas songs, along with other stars such as Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett. Proceeds from the album will go to the stars’ charities: the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia.
“This Christmas” goes on sale on November 13, 2012. To pre-order on Amazon.com, click here.
Check out the songs on the album (CD) below! There are mostly Christmas classics, but an original song, ”I Think You Might Like It,” has my full attention. The song was written by Jay Farrar, who wrote Newton-John and Travolta’s “Grease” duet “You’re the One that I Want.” The new song is described as something of a sequel to that classic, according to ABC News.
1. Baby It’s Cold Outside
2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (featuring Kenny G)
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (featuring Barbra Streisand)
4. This Christmas (featuring Chick Corea)
5. Silent Night (featuring Olivia Newton-John)
6. The Christmas Waltz (featuring John Travolta)
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (featuring Cliff Richard)
8. Winter Wonderland (featuring Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra)
9. White Christmas
10. I Think You Might Like It
11. The Christmas Song
12. Deck The Halls (featuring James Taylor)
13. Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here (Medley)
Posted on October 6, 2012, in Celebrities, Charity, Christmas, Music, Pop Culture, Uncategorized and tagged Barbra Streisand, Christmas album, Christmas music, Grease, I Think You Might Like It, John Travolta, Kenny G, Olivia and John Christmas, Olivia Newton-John, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta Christmas album, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta duet, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta reunite, pop duets, This Christmas, Tony Bennett, Your the One that I want. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.