Monday 2/6/23 9pm ET: Feature LP: Oliva Newton-john – Totally Hot (1978)

Totally Hot is the tenth studio album by British-Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, released on November 21, 1978. Commercially, it became her first top-ten album on the Billboard 200 chart since Have You Never Been Mellow (1975). Dressed on the album cover all in leather, Newton-John’s transformation was seen to mirror her character Sandy’s transformation in Grease. At the time, Totally Hot was her most successful album, and became her first album to receive a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

“Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting” 5:51
“Dancin’ ‘Round and ‘Round” 4:02
“Talk to Me” 3:31
“Deeper Than the Night” 3:39
“Borrowed Time” 3:38
“A Little More Love” 3:29
“Never Enough” 4:13
“Totally Hot” 3:14
“Boats Against the Current” 4:00
“Gimme Some Lovin'” 4:15

Olivia Newton-John – lead and backing vocals
Jai Winding – pianos (1, 2, 5–10), horn arrangements (8), organ (10)
Michael Boddicker – synthesizers (1, 2, 7)
David Foster – pianos (3)
Tom Snow – pianos (4)
John Farrar – guitars (1-5, 7–10), backing vocals (4, 8), all album arrangements
Steve Lukather – guitars (3, 6, 10), guitar synthesizer solo (7)
David McDaniels – bass guitar (1, 5)
David Hungate – bass guitar (2–4, 6–10)
Mike Botts – drums (1, 2, 5–10)
Ed Greene – drums (3, 4)
David Kemper – drums (6, 10)
Lenny Castro – percussion (3, 6, 8, 10)
Victor Feldman – percussion (4), vibraphone (4)
Marty Grebb – alto saxophone (3, 8)
Jerry Peterson – tenor saxophone (3, 8)
Chuck Findley – trombone (3, 8)
Steve Madaio – trumpet (3, 8)
James Newton Howard – string arrangements (9)
Sid Sharp – concertmaster (9)
Sandy Ighner – backing vocals (8)
Petsye Powell – backing vocals (8, 10)
Phyllis St. James – backing vocals (8)
Pattie Brooks – backing vocals (10)
Carolyn Dennis – backing vocals (10)
Roy Galloway – backing vocals (10)
Jim Gilstrap – backing vocals (10)
Patricia Henderson – backing vocals (10)
John Lehman – backing vocals (10)
Zedrich Turnbough – backing vocals (10)