The Grease Megamix

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"The Grease Megamix"
Single by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Released December 1990
Recorded 1978
Length 4:50
Label Polygram
Writer(s) J. Farrar
J Jacobs
W Casey
Producer(s) JoeyMas (remixed)
Curnow (remixed)
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
"Take a Chance"
(1983)
"Grease Megamix"
(1990)
"Grease - The Dream Mix"
(1991)

"The Grease Megamix" is a song that was released in December 1990 to celebrate the video release of Grease. The single was credited to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and released in Polydor Records. It was created by Phil Harding and Ian Curnow of PWL by the request of Polydor Records who supplied copies of the original multi-track recordings.

Reception[edit]

The megamix featured the three biggest hits from the Grease soundtrack: "You're The One That I Want", "Greased Lightnin'" and "Summer Nights".

The song peaked at number 1 in Australia and remained there for 5 weeks in May 1991. It was the third highest selling single there in 1991. [1]

Legacy[edit]

The megamix re-emerged for the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Grease movie in 1998. The Grease - The Remix EP featured the megamix and a remix of "You're The One That I Want", and charted at number 4 in the UK and number 27 in Australia. In 2006, after significant customer demand; Sunfly Karaoke added the megamix to their 'Most Wanted' series of karaoke discs. The karaoke version was constructed much the same way the original had been, utilizing the company's existing karaoke productions of the three component tracks.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 26
Canada (RPM) 50
France (SNEP)[2] 14
Germany (Media Control Charts) 42
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 4
New Zealand (RIANZ)[2] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[2] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[2] 7
Spain (AFYVE)[4] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2] 35
UK Singles Chart 3
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 23
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 25
End of Year Chart Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 3


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-50-singles-1991.htm
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Grease Megamix", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  3. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  4. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 

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