Tag: Xanadu


This Day In Music, August 17th

On this day back in 1980: Olivia Newton John was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with ‘Magic’. ‘Magic’ was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Xanadu. Written and produced by John Farrar, it was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 23, 1980. The […]


This Day In Music, July 12th

On this day in 1980: Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third U.K. #1 single. On this day in 1986: Simply Red scored their first U.S. #1 single with “Holding Back […]