Have You Never Been Mellow (song)
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|"Have You Never Been Mellow"|
|Single by Olivia Newton-John|
|from the album Have You Never Been Mellow|
|Released||January 21, 1975|
|Olivia Newton-John singles chronology|
History and release
In March 1975, the single became Newton-John's second consecutive number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart. "Have You Never Been Mellow" continued Newton-John's success as a crossover artist when it peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Country Singles chart.
In the United States, it was Newton-John's fourth straight single to be certified gold for sales of one million copies. "Have You Never Been Mellow" also reached number one in Canada and peaked at number 10 in Australia and number 26 in Japan, but was not much of a success elsewhere in the world, failing to chart altogether in the United Kingdom.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|Australian Kent Music Report||10|
|Recording Industry Association of New Zealand||9|
Australian singer James Reyne covered the song (titled simply, "Mellow") on his 2004 release "Speedboats for Breakfast." His version is a raucous, punk-influenced take on the song. (Reyne and Newton-John shared the same management in the late '80s and early '90s, and Newton-John sang backing vocals on Reyne's solo debut album.)
Belgian liquid drum & bass prodigy Netsky sampled the song on his 2010 debut album 'Netsky' (Hospital Records), using the vocals of Terri Pace on the song 'Mellow'.
French cover and A side single by Nicole Rieu : "Ma maison au bord de l'eau", 1975.
In 2001, Japanese singer and voice actress Rie Tanaka recorded the song (in English) for her album garnet. Olivia's original version had been a big hit in Japan in 1975.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 181.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 248.
- "American single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Have You Never Been Mellow". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Go Down Under (EP Review) - Stereoboard UK". stereoboard.com. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
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