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Encyclopedia > Grease (soundtrack)
Grease
Soundtrack by Various artists and Olivia Newton-John
Released 1978
Recorded 1976
Genre Soundtrack
Label RSO Records
Producer Louis St. Louis
John Farrar
Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson
Various artists and Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits
(1977)
Grease
(1978)
Totally Hot
(1978)

The Grease soundtrack is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease. Image File history File links GreaseOST.jpg‎ http://www. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Louis St. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ... The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Olivia Newton-Johns Greatest Hits was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1977, its included her hits released from 1973 to 1976. ... Totally Hot was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1978. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... For the original stage musical of the same name, see Grease (musical). ...


The most successful songs from the soundtrack were written specifically for the film. They included the Billboard number-one hits "You're the One That I Want", "Grease" and the number-three, Academy Award-nominated "Hopelessly Devoted to You". These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1978. ... Youre The One That I Want is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. ... Grease was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by the singer Frankie Valli. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ...


The soundtrack album hit the top of the charts in the summer of 1978, replacing The Rolling Stones' Some Girls. Rolling Stones redirects here. ... For other uses, see Some Girls (disambiguation). ...


Some of the backing musicians debuted as Toto after their fame from the soundtrack. They also performed on Olivia Newton-John's album Totally Hot and Physical. Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Grammy Award winning American rock band founded in 1976[1] by some of the most popular and experienced session musicians of the era. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Totally Hot was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1978. ... Physical was an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1981. ...


Track listing

Side 1

  1. Grease 3:23
    (Written by Barry Gibb)
    Performed by Frankie Valli
    (Produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson) – 3:23
  2. Summer Nights – 3:35
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John & Cast
  3. Hopelessly Devoted to You – 3:00
    (Written and Produced by John Farrar)
    Performed by Olivia Newton-John
  4. You're the One That I Want – 2:47
    (Written and Produced by John Farrar)
    Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
  5. Sandy – 2:30
    (Written by Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon)
    Performed by John Travolta
    Produced by John Farrar

Side 2 Grease was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by the singer Frankie Valli. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ... Summer Nights was a popular song made famous by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. ... Jim Jacobs (born 1942) is an American composer, lyricist, and writer for the theatre. ... Warren Casey (1935 - November 8, 1988) was an American theatre composer, lyricist, writer, and actor. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Youre The One That I Want is a song written by John Farrar for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Louis St. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ...

  1. Beauty School Dropout – 4:02
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Frankie Avalon
  2. Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee – 1:38
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Stockard Channing
  3. Greased Lightnin'
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by John Travolta & Jeff Conaway
  4. It's Raining on Prom Night – 2:57
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Cindy Bullens
  5. Alone at the Drive-in Movie – 2:22
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    (instrumental)
    Produced by John Farrar
  6. Blue Moon
    (Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)
    Performed by Sha Na Na – 4:02

Side 3 Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Sandra Dee (April 23, 1942 - February 20, 2005) was an American film actress best known for her role as Gidget. // Alexandra Zuck was born to John and Mary Zuck, of Rusyn ancestry, in Bayonne, New Jersey, Dee was a professional model by the age of four. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Jeff Conaway (born October 5, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Kenickie in the 1978 motion picture musical Grease and out-of-work actor Bobby Wheeler in the TV series Taxi. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Cover of sheet music for Blue Moon arranged by Jeff Funk, scored by SATB choir, and published by Alfred Publishing Co. ... This article is about the American composer. ... Lorenz (Larry) Hart (May 2, 1895 - November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ...

  1. Rock n' Roll is Here to Stay – 2:00
    (Written by Dave White)
    Performed by Sha Na Na
  2. Those Magic Changes – 2:15
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Sha Na Na
  3. Hound Dog – 1:23
    (Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
    Performed by Sha Na Na
  4. Born to Hand Jive
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Sha Na Na – 4:39
  5. Tears on My Pillow – 2:06
    (Written by Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis)
    Performed by Sha Na Na
  6. Mooning – 2:12
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens

Side 4 Dave White Tricker (born on September 1, 1940 in Philadelphia), also known as David White, was one of the four members of Danny & the Juniors. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Hound Dog is a twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton in 1952. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... A different song entitled Tears on My Pillow was a #1 British hit for Johnny Nash in 1975. ... Al Lewis (30 April 1923 – 3 February 2006) was an American actor best known for his role as Grandpa on the television series The Munsters. ... Sha Na Na Sha Na Na is a rock and roll/comedy group from New York City, who perform covers of doo wop hits from the 1950s, simultaneously reviving and sending up the music, as well as 1950s New York street culture, in their performances. ... Louis St. ...

  1. Freddy, My Love – 2:40
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Cindy Bullens
  2. Rock n' Roll Party Queen – 2:08
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Louis St. Louis
  3. There Are Worse Things I Could Do – 2:18
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Stockard Channing
  4. Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise) – 1:20
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by Olivia Newton-John
    Produced by John Farrar
  5. We Go Together – 3:14
    (Written by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey)
    Performed by John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John & Cast
  6. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing – 2:22
    (Written by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster)
    (Instrumental)
  7. Grease (Reprise) – 3:23
    (Written by Barry Gibb)
    Performed by Frankie Valli
    (Produced by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson)

Louis St. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing is a popular song. ... Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg, June 17, 1902 - December 6, 1989) was an Jewish-American composer of popular music. ... Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907-March 18, 1984) was an American lyricist. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Frankie Valli (born May 3, 1934 or 1937[2]) is best known as the falsetto-voiced lead singer of The Four Seasons, a music act of the 1960s, which continues to perform. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ...

Musicians

  • Drums: Olle Brown, Carlos Vega, Cubby O'Brien Ron Ziegler
  • Bass: Mike Porcaro, William David Hungate, Max Bennett, David Allen Ryan, Wm. J. Bodine, Dean Cortez, Harold Cowart
  • Guitar: John Farrar, Tim May ("Born to Hand Jive"), Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Dan Sawyer, Bob Rose, Dennis Budimir, Thomas Tedesso, Cliff Morris, Joey Murcia, Peter Frampton ("Grease")
  • Keyboards: Louis St. Louis, Greg Mathieson, Mike Land, Lincoln Majorca, Thomas Garvin, Bhen Lanzarone, George Bitzer
  • Saxophone: Ray Pizzi ("We Go Together" & "Greased Lightnin'"), Ernie Watts ("There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and "Alone At A Drive-In Movie"), Jerome Richardson, John Kelson, Jr.
  • Trumpet: Albert Aarons, Robert Bryant
  • Trombone: Lloyd Ulgate
  • Percussion: Eddie "Bong" Brown, Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Antoine Dearborn
  • Harp: Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
  • Concertmaster: James Getzoff
  • Contractor: Carl Fortina
  • Copyist: Bob Borenstein
  • Background Vocals: Curt Becher, Paulette K. Brown, Beau Charles, Carol Chase, Kerry Chater, Loren Farber, John Farrar, Venetta Fields, Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap, Mitch Gordon, Jim Haas, Petty Henderson, Ron Kicklin, Diana Lee, John Lehman, Maxayn Lewis, Melissa MacKay, Myrna Matthews, Marti McCall, Gene Merlino, Gene Morford, Lisa Roberts, Sally Stevens, Zedrick Turnbough, Jackie Ward, M. Ann White, Jerry Whitman

Carl Patrick OBrien (born July 14, 1946), who generally goes by the nickname of Cubby, is a professional American drummer, and a former child actor, who is best known for having been a Mouseketeer. ... Richard Nixons White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler. ... Michael Joseph Porcaro is the bass player in the Grammy award-winning band Toto. ... David Hungate was a bass player noted as a member of Los Angeles area rock band Toto from 1977-1982. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Timothy Brian Alexander May (born January 26, 1962, North Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian and South Australian cricketer. ... Jay Graydon is a Los Angeles songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, and recording engineer. ... Lee Mack Captain Fingers Ritenour (born January 11, 1952) is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, recording artist, composer and producer. ... Bob Rose (born in Bunclody, near Souris, Manitoba; died January 7, 2000) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie. ... Louis St. ... Ernie Watts is a jazz tenor saxophonist. ... Jerome Richardson (November 15, 1920 - June 23, 2000) was an American jazz musician, tenor saxophonist, and flute player, who also played alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet and piccolo. ... Victor Stanley Feldman (April 7, 1934 in Edgware, Middlesex – May 12, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, USA) was a British jazz musician. ... Concert-master. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Vanetta Field was originally a back up singer for R&B legend Ike Turner. ... James Gilstrap, one of the backing vocalists for Stevie Wonders Wonderlove, has provided backing vocals for more bands and artists than one might think, most notably the opening lines of You Are the Sunshine of My Life. Trying out his hand at a somewhat unsuccessful solo career in the... John F. Lehman, Jr. ... Lisa Roberts Gillan (born as Lisa Roberts January 1, 1965 in Decatur, Georgia) is an American actress. ... Widely regarded as a one-hit wonder due to her 1963 million-selling single record A Wonderful Summer, Robin Ward was also a session singer (under her real name, Jackie Ward) whose voice can be heard in several popular U.S. television series and motion pictures since the 1950s. ...

Credits

  • All selections except "Grease" arranged by: John Farrar, Michael Gibson, Louis St. Louis
  • Strings on "Summer Nights" arranged by Bhen Lanzarone
  • Horns and Strings on "Greased Lightnin'" and "Born to Hand Jive" Arranged by Michael Melvoin
  • Recorded at: Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood
    United Western Studios, Hollywood
    Hollywood Sound Recorders, Hollywood
  • Engineered by: David J. Holman, Jay Lewis, Eirik Wangberg, Michael Carneval, Karl Richardson ("Grease")
  • All selections except "Grease" mixed and re-mixed by David J. Holman at Filmways/Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood
  • Art Direction: Glenn Ross
  • Album Design: Tim Bryant/George Corsillo--Gribbitt
  • Photography: Alan Pappe/Lee Gross Assoc., Inc.
  • Background Photos: Ron Slenzak
Preceded by
Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 29 - September 15, 1978
September 23 - October 6, 1978
October 14 - November 3, 1978
Succeeded by
Don't Look Back by Boston
The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Michael Gibson (September 29, 1944 - July 15, 2005) was a musician and orchestrator nominated twice for the American Theatre Wings Tony Award for Best Orchestrations. ... Louis St. ... Louis St. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... Albhy Galuten is a Grammy Award winning American music producer, composer, musician, orchestrator and technology executive. ... A&M redirects here. ... Bernie Grundman is an American audio engineer. ... Glenn Ross (Born 27 May 1971 in County Down, Northern Ireland) is a British International Strongman and Powerlifter who has represented Ireland and the UK in 3 Worlds Strongest Man Competitions and various World Grand Prix and European Team competitions. ... For other uses, see Some Girls (disambiguation). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... These are the Billboard Magazine number one albums of 1978, per the Billboard 200. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Dont Look Back is the second album by American rock band Boston, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ...

 
 

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