Thursday, August 17, 2006

Number 890 - John Travolta

Number 890

John Travolta

"Grease Lightning"


Genre:Rock & Roll
Why this blog site is hyromatic! Fantismofatic!

Its....... Okokok OK i will shush, but i am not taking off the black T shirt or taking out the oil in my hair (not till oil reaches $100 a barrel at least anyway)

Facts you may not know.............
oh Sandy!
* For a time, it was the third highest grossing movie of all time behind only Jaws (1975) and Star Wars (1977).
* In
1988, an Indonesian computer virus named Den Zuk spread. The name comes from the nickname
of the author since he resembled the protagonist Danny Zuko.
* The film was released again in theaters in
for a couple of reasons: to mark the 20th anniversary of the original and because the year before, a dance mix of songs from the soundtrack became a big hit on radio.
* From
1980 to 1985, Jeff Conaway was married to
Olivia Newton-John's sister.
* Grease is the highest grossing motion picture musical.
* Two songs that were featured in the film were excluded from the soundtrack, as they were not recorded specifically for the film: "
La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
*Grease: The School Version was created to make the show more suitable for children. Paramount refuses to let any stage version of this be recorded.
For Olivia Newton John see Number 985
What does RS think of Mr Travolta?
It may not have been a smooth journey but John Travolta succeeded in going from teen idol and TV star to award-winning, respected film actor. In between those poles, Travolta also starred in two of the defining musicals of the 1970s: the gritty, realistic Saturday Night Fever and the goofily surreal Grease. The former Sweathog's place in pop history would have been assured if his involvement with music stopped with movie musicals -- but it didn't. Though he may now want to forget it, John Travolta was also a late '70s pop crooner with a soft pop catalogue so saccharine that it earned him the nickname "John Revolta." While most fans will want to stick with the Grease soundtrack (which includes a string of Travolta-sung chart-topping hit singles), those with a love of questionable material or an appreciation of flared-trousered, well-coiffed cheese may want to hear such forgotten smashes as "Let Her In" and "All Strung Out on You." The character Travolta played to perfection in his comeback vehicle Pulp Fiction would surely get a kick out of that last title. ~ [Source: Rhaposdy]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Sorry Greases & Greasettes)and the Album ranked at Number (What film?? Hey we only do music)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 58.4 out of 108

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