Two of a Kind (soundtrack)

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Two of a Kind
Two of a Kind soundtrack cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Olivia Newton-John / Various artists
Released 1983
Genre Pop, pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 39:29
Label MCA
Producer David Foster
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1982)Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 21982
Two of a Kind
Soul Kiss
(1985)Soul Kiss1985
Singles from Two of a Kind
  1. "Twist of Fate"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Two of a Kind: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album of the film of the same name released in 1983 by MCA Records and features songs by film's star Olivia Newton-John, as well as songs from various other artists.

Although the film was a critical and commercial disappointment, the soundtrack was successful, especially in the United States, where it was certified Platinum by RIAA.

Newton-John's American top 5 hit "Twist of Fate" was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Vocals Length
1. "Twist of Fate" Olivia Newton-John 3:44
2. "Take a Chance" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 4:09
3. "It's Gonna Be Special" Patti Austin 4:14
4. "Catch 22 (2 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back)" Steve Kipner 3:34
5. "Shaking You" Olivia Newton-John 4:16
6. "Livin' in Desperate Times" Olivia Newton-John 4:06
7. "The Perfect One" Boz Scaggs 4:31
8. "Ask the Lonely" Journey 3:56
9. "Prima Donna" Chicago 4:28
10. "Night Music" (instrumental by David Foster) 3:51

Twist of Fate video[edit]

Twist of Fate
Video by Olivia Newton-John
Released 1983
Genre Music video
Length 16:14 (standard version)
Label MCA, EMI
Director Brian Grant, David Mallet
Producer Chrissie Smith, Frank Hilton
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia Physical
(1982)Olivia Physical1982
Twist of Fate
Soul Kiss
(1985)Soul Kiss1985

Twist of Fate is a 1983 video collection of the music videos from the Two of a Kind soundtrack by Olivia Newton-John. The video was released on VHS and LaserDisc by MCA Home Video. All videos of standard release are directed by Brian Grant except for "Take a Chance", which was directed by David Mallet. The song went to Number One In Luxembourg.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Twist of Fate" 3:43
2. "Take a Chance" (w/ John Travolta) 4:09
3. "Livin' in Desperate Times" 4:07
4. "Shaking You" 4:15


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions
"Twist of Fate" (performed by Olivia Newton-John) 1983 5 4 4 15 22 57
"Take a Chance" (performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) 3
"Ask the Lonely" (performed by Journey) 3
"Livin' in Desperate Times" (performed by Olivia Newton-John) 1984 31 81 43
"It's Gonna Be Special" (performed by Patti Austin) 82 5 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Two of a Kind at AllMusic
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Newton-John, Olivia and John Travolta – Two of a Kind (soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH