John Travolta - John Travolta And Olivia Newton-john Re-teamed With Grease Writer For New Duet

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John enlisted the help of the man who penned their famous Grease duet to write a festive follow-up for their new Christmas album.

The two stars have teamed up again to produce a new holiday record titled This Christmas, which features a number of cover songs as well as an original track called I Think You Might Like It.

The song was penned by songwriter/producer John Farrar, the man behind the pair's smash hit 1978 movie anthem You're The One That I Want, and is billed as a "sequel" to the Grease track.

Newton-John reveals a poll about their famous duet sparked the idea for the holiday album and she was delighted when Farrar agreed to work with them on a follow-up single.

She tells the Chicago Sun-Times, "We approached John (Farrar) and asked if he would write a sequel for the Christmas album, and he did... The whole Christmas idea started when You're the One That I Want was voted the No. 1 duet in history. I sent John (Travolta) a text to tell him the news, and he wrote back and said why don't we do a Christmas song together? And I said yes.

"Then we ran into each other at an event several months later and he said, why don't we do an entire Christmas album? And I said yes, and we decided to do it for our charities, and that was that."

The singer/actress goes on to reveal the project came together very quickly, adding, "We picked the songs in one day. Picked the (music) keys in one day. We met up at a studio in Florida and did the majority of the tracks in four nights. And then we finished it up over the next couple of months."

This Christmas is released this month (Nov12).


Contactmusic

Tags: John Travolta - Olivia Newton-John - Grease

Advertisement

More John Travolta

Ten Of The Best Quentin Tarantino Movie Soundtrack Songs

Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone...

John Travolta Can't Stop Pilot Dishing About Alleged Relationship

You may not know this about John Travolta, but the actor is a certified airplane pilot and owns an aircraft company – a fact, which...

Samuel Jackson Talks Cancer & Recites 'Pulp Fiction' Speech On 'The Graham Norton Show'

Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th...

Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles

So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris...

Advertisement

'Bring Out The Gimp': Pulp Fiction's Masked Man Speaks

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or....

Cinema Is Dead, For This Generation At Least, Claims Quentin Tarantino

It seems like when you reach the top of your selected field, it’s only right for you to declare that field dead. Nas did it...

Fox Moves Into The Televised Musical Niche With "Grease Live" Set For 2015

Earlier this year, NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! TV musical starring Carrie Underwood received largely mixed reviews, but apparently it was good enough...

Fox Is Bringing Back 'Grease!' But What Can We Expect From The Three Hour Live Show?

Musicals don't much bigger or well remembered than Grease, but for those of us who learned every single word sung by John Travolta and Olivia...

Advertisement

Comments

John Travolta Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Travolta

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All