Come On Over (Olivia Newton-John album)

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Come On Over
Studio album by Olivia Newton-John
Released 29 February 1976[1]
Recorded 1975
Genre Country/Adult contemporary
Length 41:10
Label MCA
Producer John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Clearly Love
(1975)
Come On Over
(1976)
Don't Stop Believin'
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]

Come On Over is an album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1976. It peaked at #2 on the Country album charts, and #13 on the all-genre chart.

The album's first track, a cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene", was only released as a single in Japan, and it became a big hit there, peaking at #11 on the Oricon singles chart. The album itself was also a big success in the Japanese market, reaching the #2 position on the Oricon album chart.

In the U.S., the only single released from the album was the title song, written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb and originally featured on the Bee Gees' 1975 album Main Course. It was a moderate pop hit, peaking at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did much better on the country (#5) and adult contemporary (seventh of ten #1 singles) charts. The album was certified Gold.[3]

The album also included versions of the traditional song "Greensleeves" and The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" (the ending track), as well as "Who Are You Now?", originally featured in the 1973 movie Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30. Besides Parton's "Jolene" the album also boasts covers of recent country hits by Willie Nelson ("Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain") and Lynn Anderson ("Smile For Me").

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Jolene" (Dolly Parton) – 3:07
  2. "Pony Ride" (Diane Berglund, Jim Phillips) – 3:58
  3. "Come on Over" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) – 3:38
  4. "It'll Be Me" (John Farrar) – 3:28
  5. "Greensleeves" (trad; arranged and adapted by Olivia Newton-John) – 3:40
  6. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" (Fred Rose) – 2:22
Side 2
  1. "Don't Throw It All Away" (Gary Benson, David Mindel) – 2:54
  2. "Who Are You Now?" (Bruce Hart, Stephen Lawrence) – 2:54
  3. "Smile for Me" (Rory Bourke) – 3:05
  4. "Small Talk and Pride" (John Farrar) – 3:50
  5. "Wrap Me in Your Arms" (Harlan Collins) – 3:04
  6. "The Long and Winding Road" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Come on Over". Amazon.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Viglione, Joe. Come On Over (Olivia Newton-John album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  6. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  8. ^ "Chart Stats - Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  9. ^ Allmusic Olivia Newton-John > Come On Over > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  10. ^ 1976年アルバム年間ヒットチャート "Japanese Year-End Albums Charts 1976" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  11. ^ 1977年アルバム年間ヒットチャート "Japanese Year-End Albums Charts 1977" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-02-22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH