Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2

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Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Olivia Newton-John
Released 1982
Genre Pop
Label MCA Records
Producer John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Physical
(1981)
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1982)
Two of a Kind
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is the second hits collection from English-born, Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John released in September 1982. The album compiled most singles released by Newton-John since the release of her 1977 Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits album from her following albums and soundtracks. The album included two new recordings; "Heart Attack" and "Tied Up." Both songs were released as singles and reached #3 and #38 on the pop charts, respectively. "Heart Attack" was a Number One single in France.

The album omitted some singles released by Newton-John during this period including songs from Grease ("Summer Nights"), Totally Hot ("Deeper Than The Night'," "Totally Hot," "Dancin' 'Round And 'Round") and Physical ("Landside"). The album also did not include "I Can't Help It", her duet with Andy Gibb from his After Dark album.

The album only climbed to No. 16 on the Billboard 200, but spent over 80 weeks on the chart and ultimately ranked as the No. 10 album of 1983. This was the longest charting album of Newton-John's career and her first non-soundtrack album to rank in the year-end Top 10. The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA in the US[2] and Platinum in the UK.[3]

Track listing

No. Title Album Length
1. "Heart Attack"   --- 3:01
2. "Magic"   Xanadu 4:25
3. "Physical"   Physical 3:43
4. "Hopelessly Devoted to You"   Grease 3:00
5. "Make a Move on Me"   Physical 3:17
6. "A Little More Love"   Totally Hot 3:27
7. "You're the One That I Want" (duet with John Travolta) Grease 2:47
8. "Tied Up"   --- 4:21
9. "Suddenly" (duet with Cliff Richard) Xanadu 4:03
10. "Xanadu" (performed with Electric Light Orchestra) Xanadu 3:30

Charts[edit]


Preceded by
Very Best of the Carpenters
by The Carpenters
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
28 February – 13 March 1983
Succeeded by
25 Years of Gold by Cliff Richard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Olivia's Greatest Hits Volume II". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Olivia's Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Olivia's Greatest Hits in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go