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 1982
Genre Pop
Label MCA Records
Producer John Farrar
Jeff Lynne (track 10 only)
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Two of a Kind
Singles from Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
  1. "Heart Attack"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Tied Up"
    Released: 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 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. 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


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

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


  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.  Enter Olivia's Greatest Hits in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  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