Totally Hot

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Totally Hot
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Studio album by Olivia Newton-John
Released November 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Pop, rock, adult contemporary, country
Label MCA
Producer John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Grease
(1978)Grease1978
Totally Hot
(1978)
Xanadu
(1980)Xanadu1980
Singles from Totally Hot
  1. "A Little More Love"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Deeper Than the Night"
    Released: 1979
  3. "Totally Hot/Dancin' 'Round and 'Round"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Daily Vault A[2]

Totally Hot is Olivia Newton-John's ninth US and tenth international studio album. Released in November 1978, it became her first solo Top 10 (No. 7) album since 1975's Have You Never Been Mellow. Dressed on the album cover all in leather, Newton-John's transformation was seen to mirror her character Sandy's transformation in Grease. The album's singles "A Little More Love" (No. 3 Pop, No. 94 Country, No. 4 AC), "Deeper Than the Night" (No. 11 Pop, No. 87 Country, No. 4 AC), and the title track (No. 52 Pop) all demonstrated a more aggressive and uptempo sound for Newton-John.[3] (The "Totally Hot" single was remixed for commercial release, adding an instrumental bridge that lengthened the song by over thirty seconds from the original album track. As well, "Deeper Than the Night" was remixed to 4:56 and released in Europe on a 12" disco single format.) Newton-John filmed promotional videos for all three singles and wrote two of the album's tracks, "Borrowed Time" and "Talk to Me".

Although the album de-emphasised Newton-John's country sound, it still reached No. 4 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Newton-John released the B-side, "Dancin' 'Round and 'Round" from the "Totally Hot" single to Country radio—the first time since her 1975 single, "Let It Shine/He Ain't Heavy ... He's My Brother", that Newton-John worked both sides of a single to different radio formats. "Dancin' 'Round and 'Round" peaked at No. 29 on the Country chart[4] and is her last-charted solo Country airplay single to date. (The song also charted at No. 82 on the Pop chart and No. 25 on the AC chart after Totally Hot completed its chart run.)

The album was certified Platinum in the United States[5] and the single, "A Little More Love", was certified gold.[6] The album only reached No. 30 in the UK (where it was also released as a limited edition picture disc) but it was certified Gold[7] and the single "A Little More Love" reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart (itself certified Silver), and also became a Number One single in Israel. The album was a Top 10 success in Australia, Canada and Japan (although none of its singles charted in Japan). The album was re-released in Japan during 2010 featuring two bonus tracks: an extended version of "Totally Hot" and "Love Is Alive" from her 1981 live album, Love Performance.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Please Don't Keep Me Waiting" – 5:48 (Stephen Sinclair)
  2. "Dancin' 'Round and 'Round" – 3:58 (Adam Mitchell)
  3. "Talk to Me" – 3:27 (Newton-John)
  4. "Deeper Than the Night" – 3:35 (Tom Snow)
  5. "Borrowed Time" – 3:36 (Newton-John)
Side two
  1. "A Little More Love" – 3:27 (John Farrar)
  2. "Never Enough" – 4:10 (Farrar, Pat Carroll, Alan Tarney, Trevor Spencer)
  3. "Totally Hot" – 3:11 (Farrar)
  4. "Boats Against the Current" – 3:56 (Eric Carmen)
  5. "Gimme Some Lovin'" – 4:11 (Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood, Spencer Davis)

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review: Totally Hot Allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review: Totally Hot Dailyvault.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ All music guide to country: the . Google Books. 1997. ISBN 9780879304751. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  4. ^ The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country . Google Books. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Olivia Newton-John – A Little More Love". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Enter Totally Hot in the search field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0124a". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Olivia Newton-John | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Music Canada. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Totally Hot in the search field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Totally Hot". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH