Olivia Newton-John discography

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Olivia Newton-John discography

Olivia Newton-John, circa 1988
Releases
Studio albums 24
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 17
Singles 71
Soundtracks 4

The following is a discography for singer Olivia Newton-John.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Country UK[1] CAN CAN Country AUS NZ[2] JAP
1971 If Not for You 158 14
1972 Olivia
  • Label: Festival
1973 Let Me Be There
  • Label: Festival
54 1 37 39 25
1974 Long Live Love 40 19
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
  • Released: May 1974
  • Label: MCA
1 1 1
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
1975 Have You Never Been Mellow
  • Released: February 1975
  • Label: MCA
1 1 37 3 13 20 4
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
Clearly Love
  • Label: MCA
12 6 39 50 34 3
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: Platinum
1976 Come on Over
  • Label: MCA
13 2 49 30 29 12 2
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: Platinum
Don't Stop Believin'
  • Label: MCA
30 7 56 88 3
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: Gold
1977 Making a Good Thing Better
  • Label: MCA
34 13 60 33 71 3
  • CAN: Gold
1978 Totally Hot
  • Label: MCA
7 4 30 5 5 7 18 9
  • US: Platinum[3]
  • CAN: Platinum
  • UK: Gold[4]
1981 Physical [A]
  • Released: October 1981
  • Label: MCA
6 11 3 3 8 5
  • US: 2× Platinum[3]
  • CAN: 4× Platinum
  • UK: Gold[4]
1985 Soul Kiss
  • Released: October 1985
  • Label: MCA
29 66 34 19 43 5
  • US: Gold[3]
  • CAN: Gold
1988 The Rumour
  • Released: August 1988
  • Label: MCA
67 94 29 31
1989 Warm and Tender
  • Released: September 1989
  • Label: Geffen
124 43
1994 Gaia 33 7
1998 Back with a Heart 59 9 14 66
2000 'Tis the Season
  • Released: 1 September 2000
  • Label: Hallmark
2002 (2)
  • Released: 12 November 2002
  • Label: Festival
5
  • AUS: Platinum[5]
2004 Indigo: Women of Song
  • Released: 17 October 2004
  • Label: Festival
27 15
2005 Stronger Than Before
  • Released: 1 September 2005
  • Label: Hallmark
39
2006 Grace and Gratitude [B]
  • Released: 25 September 2006
  • Label: EMI
86
2007 Christmas Wish [C] 187
2008 A Celebration in Song
  • Released: 3 May 2008
  • Label: Warner Bros.
2012 This Christmas
  • with John Travolta and various guests artists
  • Released: 13 November 2012
  • Label: Universal Music Enterprises
81 33
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.
Notes
  • B^ Re-released by Green Hill Music as Grace and Gratitude Renewed in September 2010 with an additional track, Help Me To Heal. The re-release charted No. 36 (Top Christian Albums), No. 54 (Top Christian & Gospel Albums) and No. 2 (New Age) in Billboard.
  • C^ Also reached No. 21 (Top Independent Albums), No. 22 (Top Holiday Albums) and No. 49 (Top Pop Catalog) in Billboard.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
AUS
1981 Love Performance
1999 Highlights from The Main Event 1
2000 One Woman's Live Journey
  • Released: 19 September 2000
  • Label: Festival Records
41
2008 Olivia's Live Hits
  • Released: 15 January 2008
  • Label: EMI
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US US Country UK[1] CAN AUS JAP
1974 First Impressions 3
1977 Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits 13 7 19 11 18 5
1982 Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: MCA Records
16 8 6 1 12
  • US: 2× Platinum[3]
  • CAN: 5× Platinum
  • UK: Platinum[4]
1992 Back to Basics: The Essential Collection 1971–1992 121 12 2
2001 Magic: The Very Best of Olivia Newton-John 150
2002 The Definitive Collection 11 13
2005 Gold 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.
Other compilations

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US UK CAN AUS JAP
1978 Grease 1 1 1 1 1
1980 Xanadu 4 2 2 1 6
  • US: 2× Platinum[10]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • UK: Gold[11]
1983 Two of a Kind
  • Released: 16 December 1983
  • Label: MCA Records
26 32 35 29
2001 Sordid Lives
2008 Sordid Lives: The Series
  • Released: 1 January 2008
  • Label: Ouat
2012 A Few Best Men
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Other original soundtrack contributions:

Singles[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US Country US AC UK
[1]
CAN CAN Country CAN AC GER AUS
[13]
NZ
[2]
1966 "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" Non-album song
1971 "If Not for You" 25 1 7 3 13 7 If Not for You
"Banks of the Ohio"[A] 94 34 6 66 13 1
1972 "What Is Life" 34 16 Olivia
"My Old Man's Got a Gun"
1973 "Take Me Home, Country Roads" 119 15 Let Me Be There
"Let Me Be There" 6 7 3 2 11 3 11
1974 "Long Live Love" 11 11 Long Live Love
"If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" 5 2 2 3 1 1 37 2 If You Love Me, Let Me Know
"I Honestly Love You"[B] 1 6 1 22 1 1 1 1
1975 "Have You Never Been Mellow" 1 3 1 1 1 1 10 12 Have You Never Been Mellow
"Please Mr. Please" 3 5 1 1 1 1 35 7
"Something Better to Do" 13 19 1 26 1 60 40 Clearly Love
"Let It Shine" 30 5 1 17 12 1
"He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother" flip flip
1976 "Come on Over" 23 5 1 22 3 5 55 3 Come On Over
"Don't Stop Believin'" 33 14 1 37 12 4 93 34 Don't Stop Believin'
"Every Face Tells a Story" 55 21 6 58 1 5
1977 "Compassionate Man"
"Sam" 20 40 1 6 24 1 56 16
"Making a Good Thing Better" 87 20 28 Making a Good Thing Better
"I Honestly Love You" (re-release) 48 49 55 1 Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits
"Sad Songs" Making a Good Thing Better
1978 "Jolene" 29 Come On Over
"A Little More Love" 3 94 4 4 2 5 34 9 7 Totally Hot
1979 "Deeper Than the Night" 11 87 4 64 18 7 74
"Totally Hot" 52 92
"Dancin' 'Round and 'Round" 82 29 25 21 7
"Rest Your Love on Me" (with Andy Gibb) The Music for Unicef Concert: A Gift of Song
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US AC US Dance UK
[1]
CAN CAN AC GER AUS
[13]
NZ
[2]
1980 "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" 32 Making a Good Thing Better
1981 "Physical"[C] 1 29 22 7 1 4 1 1
  • US: Platinum[3]
  • UK: Silver[4]
Physical
1982 "Make a Move on Me" 5 6 43 4 2 38 8 22
"Landslide" 52 18
"Heart Attack" 3 46 2 51 22 11 Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1983 "I Honestly Love You" (UK re-release) 52 Greatest Hits
"Tied Up" 38 43 54 Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
1985 "Soul Kiss" 20 20 28 25 17 20 Soul Kiss
"Emotional Tangle"
1986 "Toughen Up" 93
1988 "The Rumour" 62 33 17 50 36 34 The Rumour
"Can't We Talk It Over in Bed"
1989 "When You Wish upon a Star" Warm and Tender
"Warm and Tender"
1990 "Reach Out for Me" 32
"The Grease Megamix"[D] 3 50 42 1 7 Non-album songs
1991 "Grease Dream Mix" 47
1992 "I Need Love" 96 44 75 29 89 Back to Basics: The Essential
Collection, 1971-1992
"Deeper Than a River" 20 18
"I Want to Be Wanted"
1994 "No Matter What You Do" 35 Gaia: One Woman's Journey
"Don't Cut Me Down"
1998 "I Honestly Love You" (re-recording)[E] 67 18 88 Back with a Heart
"Back with a Heart"
"Precious Love"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US AC AUS
[14]
2002 "Tenterfield Saddler" (with Peter Allen) (2)
2005 "Phenomenal Woman" Stronger Than Before
2006 "Instrument of Peace" 30 Grace and Gratitude
2007 "Christmas on My Radio" Christmas Wish
"Every Time It Snows" (with Jon Secada)
2008 "Angel in the Wings" (with Jann Arden) A Celebration in Song
2011 "Magic" (Peachy and Murphy Mix) 79 Non-album song
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Soundtrack singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US Country US AC UK
[1]
CAN CAN Country CAN AC GER AUS
[13]
NZ
[2]
1978 "You're the One That I Want" (with John Travolta) 1 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 Grease
"Hopelessly Devoted to You" 3 20 7 2 1 14 2 2 6
"Summer Nights" (with John Travolta and Cast) 5 21 1 4 3 4 6 3
1980 "Magic" 1 1 32 1 1 36 4 4 Xanadu
"Xanadu" (with Electric Light Orchestra) 8 2 1 6 2 1 2 8
  • UK: Silver[4]
"Suddenly" (with Cliff Richard) 20 4 15 60 14 37 30
1983 "Twist of Fate" 5 57 4 4 22 Two of a Kind
"Take a Chance" (with John Travolta) 3 1
1984 "Livin' in Desperate Times" 31 43 81
1998 "You're the One That I Want"
(with John Travolta; re-release)
4 32 Grease
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak chart positions Album
US US Country US AC UK
[1]
CAN CAN Country CAN AC AUS
[13]
1980 "I Can't Help It" Andy Gibb 12 8 32 62 After Dark
1984 "Face to Face" Barry Gibb 80 - 47 - 21 - - 19 Now Voyager
1986 "The Best of Me" David Foster 80 6 32 3 David Foster
1995 "Had to Be" Cliff Richard 22 Songs from Heathcliff
1997 "Falling" Raybon Brothers 96 Raybon Brothers
1998 "One Heart at a Time"[F] Various Artists 56 69 Non-album song
"Love Shouldn't Hurt"[G] Love Shouldn't Hurt
2000 "Change of Heart" Jim Brickman My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman
2001 "Valentine"
2010 "Physical" (re-recording) Glee Cast 89 56 61 88 Glee: The Music, Volume 3 – Showstoppers
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes

Other tracks[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Artist: Album (Year) – Song(s)

Jim Brickman

  • Homecoming (2007) – A Mother's Christmas Wish
  • My Romance (2000) – Change Of Heart, I Honestly Love You (Target exclusive only), Valentine

John Denver

  • Windsong (1975) – Fly Away

David Foster

  • David Foster (1986) – The Best Of Me

Andy Gibb

  • After Dark (1980) – I Can't Help It, Rest Your Love On Me

Barry Gibb

  • Now Voyager (1984) – Face To Face, Fine Line (background vocal only)

Lee Kernaghan

  • Electric Rodeo (2002) – Handful of Dust

Kenny Loggins

  • More Songs From Pooh Corner (2000) – Flying Dreams

Barry Manilow

  • Scores: Songs From The Copacabana And Harmony (2004) – This Can't Be Real

Mannheim Steamroller

  • Christmas Song (2007) – Christmas Lullaby

Mark Masri

  • Christmas Is (2008) – Every Time It Snows

Anne Murray

Elaine Page

  • Elaine Page And Friends (2010) - Amourese

Elvis Presley

Raybon Bros.

  • Raybon Bros. (1997) – Falling

James Reyne

  • James Reyne (1987) – Hammerhead

Cliff Richard

  • Sunny Honey Girl (1971 Single) – Don't Move Away (B-side)

The Shadows

  • From Hank Bruce Brian & John (1967) – The Day I Met Marie

Amy Sky

  • The Lights Of December (2008) – A Mother's Christmas Wish

Mariya Takeuchi

  • Sincerely...Mariya Takeuchi Song Book – Complete Edition (2008) – Slow Love

Dionne Warwick

  • My Friends & Me (2006) – Wishin' And Hopin'

Compilation songs[edit]

  • 2000 Games Of The 27th Olympiad – Dare To Dream (w/ John Farnham)
  • Grammys Greatest Moments Volume 3 – Hopelessly Devoted To You (live)
  • Mother and Child – Christmas Never Felt Like This
  • Music From The Park – Part Of Your World
  • Pure Disco (1996) – The Grease Megamix
  • Songs From Heathcliff – Choosing When It's Too Late, Dream Tomorrow, Had To Be, I Do Not Love You Isabella, Marked With Death (all songs duets with Cliff Richard)
  • Spirit Of Christmas (1994) – Away In A Manger
  • Spirit Of Christmas (1999) – The First Noel
  • Spirit Of Christmas (2000) – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (w/ Kenny Loggins)
  • Spirit Of Christmas (2003) – Silver Bells
  • Spirit Of Christmas (2008) – O Holy Night
  • The Music For Unicef Concert – A Gift Of Song – Rest Your Love On Me (w/ Andy Gibb), The Key

Rare tracks[edit]

Track – Source

  • "All I Ever Need Is You" – from "The New Fangled Wandering Minstrel Show" television film
  • "Band of Gold" – Freda Payne cover; performed on "It's Cliff!"
  • "The Biggest Clown" – B-side of "If Not For You" single
  • "Christmastime Down Under" – from Olivia's first film, "Funny Things Happen Down Under" in 1965
  • "Come On Home" – from "Clearly Love" sessions later released on Japan-only "40/40 Collection"
  • "Don't Move Away" – duet with Cliff Richard; b-side of his single "Sunny Honey Girl"
  • "Electric" – B-side of "Soul Kiss" single (featured on some foreign editions of "Soul Kiss" album)
  • "Fairy Tale Hero" – from "Have You Never Been Mellow?" sessions; bonus track to 2010 Japan reissue of Clearly Love album
  • "Fly" – from "Snowden on Ice" television special
  • "Fool/First Stage Out of This Town (a/k/a Fool Country)" – B-side of "Magic" single (later featured on "Gold" compilation)
  • "Forever" – B-side to Olivia's first single, "'Til You Say You'll Be Mine"
  • "Grow Young" – from her "Olivia" television special and the "Making a Good Thing Better" sessions
  • "Home" – from "Snowden on Ice" television special
  • "I Could Never Live Without Your Love" – "Tomorrow" track not featured on soundtrack
  • "If I Was Close To You" – duet with Cliff Richard; from the television movie "The Case"
  • "It's Always Australia For Me" – Exclusive to Australia edition of "The Rumour" album
  • "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye" – B-side of "Banks Of The Ohio" single
  • "Just a Little Lovin'/True Love" – duet with Dean Martin from his television program in 1971 (Olivia's first U.S. television appearance)
  • "Just Us Two" – Rona Newton-John single featuring Olivia prominently on background vocals
  • "The Key" – written exclusively for the UNICEF "A Gift of Song" benefit concert & album
  • "Let It Be Me" – duet with Cliff Richard; bonus track on the Japanese release of the duets album "(2)"
  • "Looking For Space" – from "Come On Over" sessions; bonus track to 2010 Japan reissue of Don't Stop Believin'
  • "Maybe Then I'll Think Of You" – B-side of "Let Me Be There" single
  • "Mon Amour, Mon Impossible Amour" – French version of "I Honestly Love You"
  • "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" – The Band/Joan Baez cover; performed on "It's Cliff!"
  • "Our New Hometown" – from "Snowden On Ice" television special
  • "Physical" – duet with Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester; from "GLEE"
  • "Rainy Days and Mondays" – Carpenters cover; from abandoned standards project "Moods of Love" (later re-recorded for "Indigo")
  • "Rest Your Love On Me" – duet with Andy Gibb for the UNICEF "A Gift of Song" concert & album; markedly different than the "After Dark" studio version
  • "Richard's Window (a/k/a "A Window to the Sky")" – Oscar-nominated theme from "The Other Side of the Mountain"
  • "Roll Like a River" – "Toomorrow" track not featured on soundtrack
  • "Sail Into Tomorrow" – B-side of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" single (re-recorded in 1975 for her "Clearly Love" album)
  • "Sand and Water" – Beth Nielsen-Chapman cover; performed live after 9/11 tragedy
  • "Scarborough Fair" – from "The New Fangled Wandering Minstrel Show" television film
  • "Sea of Pain" – from "A Mom for Christmas" movie
  • "Sing" – Sesame Street/Carpenters cover; duet with Nana Mouskouri from Nana's television show
  • "(They Long to Be) Close To You" – Bacharach/David cover; performed live in tribute to Karen Carpenter
  • "'Til You Say You'll Be Mine" – Jackie DeShannon cover; Olivia's first single release in 1966
  • "Trust Yourself" – acoustic-based arrangement from the television movie "The Wilde Girls"
  • "Unten Am Fluß, Der Ohio Heißt" – German version of "Banks of the Ohio"
  • "What If?" – from "A Mom for Christmas" movie
  • "What's Forever For?" – Exclusive to Japan edition of "Back With A Heart" album
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" – duet with Georgie Fame; from "The New Fangled Wandering Minstrel Show" television film
  • "Winter Angel" – B-side of "The Rumour" single
  • "Would You Follow Me?" – B-side to "Banks of the Ohio"
  • "Yeh Yeh" – duet with Georgie Fame; from "The New Fangled Wandering Minstrel Show" television film
  • "You Loved Me Into It" – duet with daughter Chloe Lattanzi; from "The Wilde Girls" television movie
  • "You Made Me Love You" – B-side of "Suddenly" single

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

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