Tag: Grease

Friday 8/5/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Grease: The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (1978)

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease, released April 14, 1978. It was originally released by RSO Records and subsequently re-issued by Polydor Records between 1984 and 1991. It has sold approximately 28 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, also ranking amongst the biggest selling soundtrack albums of all time. The song “You’re the One That I Want” was a US and UK No. 1 for stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Besides performers John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, the album also featured songs by rock and roll revival group Sha Na Na as well as the hit song “Grease”, a tune written by Barry Gibb (of the Bee Gees) and sung by Frankie Valli (of The Four Seasons) that was an additional U.S. number one.

  1. “Grease” 3:24
  2. “Summer Nights” 3:35
  3. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” 3:04
  4. “You’re the One That I Want” 2:48
  5. “Sandy” 2:31
  6. “Beauty School Dropout” 3:59
  7. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” 1:40
  8. “Greased Lightnin'” 3:13
  9. “It’s Raining on Prom Night” 2:51
  10. “Alone at a Drive-In Movie” 2:24
  11. “Blue Moon” 2:18
  12. “Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay” 2:03
  13. “Those Magic Changes” 2:18
  14. “Hound Dog” 1:24
  15. “Born to Hand Jive” 4:37
  16. “Tears on My Pillow” 2:02
  17. “Mooning” 2:15
  18. “Freddy, My Love” 2:48
  19. “Rock n’ Roll Party Queen” 2:11
  20. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” 2:22
  21. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” 1:40
  22. “We Go Together” 3:00
  23. “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1:23
  24. “Grease (Reprise)” 3:24

Olivia Newton-John – vocals
John Travolta – vocals
Stockard Channing – vocals (“Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”, “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”)
Frankie Valli – vocals (“Grease”)
Barry Gibb – vocals (“Grease”)
Frankie Avalon – vocals (“Beauty School Drop Out”)
Background vocals: Curt Becher, Paulette K. Brown, Cindy Bullens, Beau Charles, Carol Chase, Kerry Chater, Loren Farber, John Farrar, Venetta Fields, Gerald Garrett, Jimmy Gilstrap, Mitch Gordon, Jim Haas, Patty Henderson, Ron Hicklin, 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
Drums: Ollie E. Brown, Carlos Vega, Cubby O’Brien, Ron Ziegler
Bass: Mike Porcaro, 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, Tommy Tedesco, Cliff Morris, Joey Murcia, Peter Frampton (“Grease”), George Terry (“Grease”)
Keyboards: Louis St. Louis, Greg Mathieson, Michael Lang, Lincoln Mayorga, Thomas Garvin, Ben 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 Ulyate
Percussion: Eddie “Bongo” Brown, Larry Bunker, Victor Feldman, Antoine Dearborn
Harp: Dorothy Remsen, Gayle Levant
Concertmaster: James Getzoff