Suddenly (Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard song)

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Suddenly cover.JPG
Picture sleeve of UK vinyl single
Single by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard
from the album Xanadu
B-side "You Made Me Love You"
Olivia Newton-John
[UK version]
Released October 24, 1980
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1980 Musicland Studios Munich
Genre Pop
Length 3:58
Label Jet Records
Writer(s) John Farrar
Producer(s) John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John singles chronology
Cliff Richard chronology
"A Little in Love"

"Suddenly" is a song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed as a duet between Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record. It was released on Jet Records and reached No. 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and reached No. 20 in the US. The video shows them in a penthouse singing the song to each other.


Chart (1980) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 37
Canadian RPM Top Singles[1] 60
Canadian Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 14
Irish Singles Chart 6
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 20
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 4
UK Singles Chart 15


Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by Filipino singers Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga on their gold album Love Duets, released February 20, 2009, also released as a single.


  1. ^ "RPM Top 50 Singles - Volume 34, No. 4, November 22, 1980" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 April 2016.