In 1978 Grease exploded onto popular culture and turned musicals into things that were cool to watch and be a part of. Although initially reluctant to take the role, Olivia Newton-John was a perfect choice. As has been written about her again and again, she personified summer and brought warmth into people’s lives. Of course, she was so much more than her most famous role, though she seemed to delight in the pleasure the musical brought others.
Summer nights remains one of the most instantaneously catchy songs written, and we challenge you to watch the video and not find yourself singing along. For those that remember the song’s lyrics and even for those that don’t – when you do listen, remember to turn it up loud and sing your heart out. We have a feeling Olivia would love that.