Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2

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Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Olivia greatest hits vol2.jpg
Greatest hits album by Olivia Newton-John
Released September 3, 1982
Genre Pop
Label MCA Records
Producer John Farrar
Jeff Lynne (track 10 only)
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Physical
(1981)Physical1981
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1982)
Two of a Kind
(1983)Two of a Kind1983
Singles from Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  1. "Heart Attack"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Tied Up"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 is the second greatest hits album by Olivia Newton-John released on September 3, 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 number 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 released in the United Kingdom as Olivia's Greatest Hits with a slightly different cover and a 19-track listing covering all of her major UK hits from If Not for You. It peaked at number 8 with a 38-week chart run. 150,000 were shipped in Canada initially.[2]

The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA in the US[3] and Platinum in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."Heart Attack"
John Farrar3:01
2."Magic" (from Xanadu (soundtrack), 1980)FarrarFarrar4:25
3."Physical" (from Physical, 1981)
  • Kipner
  • Terry Shaddick
Farrar3:43
4."Hopelessly Devoted to You" (from Grease (soundtrack), 1978)FarrarFarrar3:00
5."Make a Move on Me" (from Physical, 1981)
Farrar3:17
6."A Little More Love" (from Totally Hot, 1978)FarrarFarrar3:27
7."You're the One That I Want" (with John Travolta, from Grease (soundtrack), 1978)FarrarFarrar2:47
8."Tied Up"Farrar4:21
9."Suddenly" (with Cliff Richard, from Xanadu (soundtrack), 1980)FarrarFarrar4:03
10."Xanadu" (with Electric Light Orchestra, from Xanadu (soundtrack), 1980)Jeff LynneLynne3:30

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[7] 5× Platinum 500,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2 at AllMusic
  2. ^ Billboard (September 25, 1982) MCA pushs gift-giving via Newton-John sicker Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Vol. 94, Nº 38, p.54. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Billboard December 15, 1984 Publicado por Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p.79 Retrieved January 20, 2016
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Olivia Newton-John (Olivia's Greatest Hits) - UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Billboard Top LPs and Tapes December 4, 1982. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Vol. 94,Nº 48 p.63. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2". Music Canada.
  8. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Archived from the original on 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Olivia's Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Olivia's Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.