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Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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This compact disc rerelease of the Grease soundtrack contains all the music from the chart-topping double album.
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Media Type: CD
Artist: GREASE
Title: SOUNDTRACK
Street Release Date: 04/16/1991
Domestic
Genre: MUSICAL

The movie is a 1970s take on 1950s musicals, providing all the kitsch anyone could hope for. It's John Travolta as Danny Zuko as Olivia Newton-John's pompadoured main squeeze, and the kids go crazy. Fresh from his astronomical success with Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, Bee Gee Barry Gibb penned the title track (sung by Frankie Valli). Sha Na Na is over-represented, and actress Stockard Channing struts her, um, versatility, singing a couple of tracks. This has become a touchstone in American culture, and so isn't likely to improve our standing in the world's eyes. Maybe the point is that it's supposed to sound amateurish, but it does manage to eke out some fun, most notably on the hit "You're the One That I Want." --Scott Wilson

Customer Reviews:

  • GREASE IS THE WORD!!!
    THIS IS A FANTASTIC SOUNDTRACK I LOVE IT. IT IS CLASSIC, IT IS HIP, IT IS FUN, AND A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER THINGS. JOHN TRAVOLTA SHOWS HIS SINGING ABILITY IN THIS MOVIE . HE SHOW EVERYONE THAT HE HAS SOME ROCK AND ROLL ABILITIES. AND OLIVIA SHOWS HER ABILITIES AS WELL AND SO DOES STOCKARD CHANNING. I LOVE THIS MOVIE IT IS INCREDIBLE I LIKE THIS SOUNDTRACK AND I WOULD DEFINITELY RECCOMEND ANYONE WHO LIKES THE ROCK AND ROLL AND THE MUSIC FROM THIS VIDEO TO DEFINITELY BUT THIS VIDEO AND FRANKI VALI CONTRIBUTES TO THIS SOUNDTRACK, AND THE GUY WHOMEVER SINGS BEAUTY SCHOOL DROPOUT ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS ON THIS SOUNDTRACK!!!...more info
  • grease cd
    I wanted a copy of the soundtrack cd of Grease. Thank you for sending it so quickly....more info
  • Fabulous!
    This brings back my childhood! Why can't today's music be as melodic and fun to sing? Awesome soundtrack - one of the best!...more info
  • "Go, greased lightning!"
    If you've seen the movie, and love the music in it, pick up this single disc reissue of the original classic 2-LP album. I have the original record album and played it quite frequently. It's good to hnag on to, but in the past year I bought this single disc and don't have to worry about this getting worn out.
    All the original songs from the film are here. The songs are done in the style a typical '50s rock'n'roll song or ballad. The title track by Frankie Valli went to #1. Performers are John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, the cast that's too long to
    mention and the nostalgic group Sha-Na-Na. "Grease is the word!"...more info
  • Fun music to make you happy!
    What a up-beat film! And a great soundtrack! Many great songs sung by the endearing Olivia Newton-John and everyone's favorite John Travolta. Stockard Channing does a great job on her tunes too!

    A virtual who's who before tehy became who's! Sha-Na-Na records some of our favorite 50's tunes.

    Tell me that you can listen to HAND JIVE and still sit still! You CAN'T!

    Tell me the WE GO TOGETHER doesn't put a smile on your face! You CAN'T!

    Tell me you can't sing along to this CD. You absolutely CAN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the fun CD to put on to cheer up anybody's day!...more info

  • 50's fun with 70's production values
    Given the national funk the USA was in, the songs in Grease was also a longing for a funner, simpler time, when rock wasn't so complicated. Stylishly, it's 50's music, some with 70's disco sensibilities, 70's non-disco pop, and songs whose sound harken back to the stage play, clearly meant to stay within the confines of the movie.

    The order of songs on the soundtrack frontloads the theme song and singles in the first part before getting back in movie order for the rest. Now, in order of the movie...

    After the brief "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing," comes the title song, the perfect marriage of the 50's, exemplified by singer, Frankie Avalon, and the catchy disco-like rhythms of the 70's, hardly surprising given that Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees penned this song.

    "Summer Nights" the first duet between John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, featuring members of the cast, harkens back to its stage origins, with the differing versions of what went on in Danny and Sandy's fateful summer marked by vocal tradeoffs between the two, highlighted by predominantly male voices in Travolta's segment, female ones in Newton-John's.

    "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee" too is a stagey song, sung by Stockard Channing when making fun of Sandy, with references to Elvis, Troy Donahue, and Doris Day making it a look back at the late 50's. The sugary pop ballad "Hopelessly Devoted To You" was tailor-made for Newton-John, a ballad alternately with steel guitars one moment, strings the next.

    "Why this car is automatic, it's systematic, it's hydromatic. Why it's greased lightning!" For downright fun and energy, "Greased Lightning" bears the hallmark of Elvis and Eddie Cochrane-type rockers, an ideal song accompanying the spanking red hot rod fantasy sequence.

    "It's Raining On Prom Night," sung by Cindy Bullens, is another vintage 50's-type slow ballad, and is the song that plays when Sandy goes to the jukebox, only to have Danny make fun of the jock she's hanging out with.

    Frankie Avalon's slow-dance "Beauty School Dropout" is a nod back to the days when his "Venus" was a big hit, strings laden doo-wop style female accompaniment including Stockard Channing. This number was done in the guardian angel (Avalon) telling Frenchie to get her act together and go back to school.

    "Rock And Roll Party Queen" can be briefly heard in the dance segment when the people start entering the decorated gym.

    Another example of 50s/70s dynamic is Sha-Na-Na, who spearheaded a rock and roll revival movement. Their songs is one fun track after another, from Danny and the Juniors' "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay," the slow dance of "Those Magic Changes," Little Anthony's "Tears On My Pillow," Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog," the climactic and fun-brimmed "Born To Hand Jive," and then a cover of "Blue Moon."

    Travolta's solo song "Sandy," done after Sandy storms out of his car after his manhandling her, is more a defense than an apology, as he says in the monologue that she hurt him. The monologue he has inbetween the singing segments is more a hallmark of girl group songs like "Leader Of The Pack." Solo, Travolta's actually not bad, replicating 50's-style falsetto at times.

    Next, is another Stockard Channing solo, "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" and a reprise of "Sandra Dee" by Olivia Newton-John, before the final blowout. In the interview segment of the video, Olivia Newton-John herself knew that with the bouncy bassline throughout the energetic "You're The One That I Want," the second Travolta duet, was going to be a hit, and it was. And in the movie, it's followed by the equally vivacious "We Go Together," which could've been a single.

    Other notes: These were not included in the movie:"Alone At the Drive-In," "Freddy My Love," "Mooning," and "Rock N Roll Party Queen" were in the movie, because I don't remember them. Another exemplary soundtrack from the 70's and perhaps of all time....more info

  • One of my favorite albums
    "Grease" was the first movie that I remember seeing as a kid, and it's still my all-time favorite movie. The soundtrack is awesome! It is (for the most part) a REALLY upbeat album. It's an album to play when you need cheering up- same for watching the movie. I can never watch it and be in a bad mood afterwards.

    Everybody on the CD sounds fantastic. It is great to hear the full versions of the songs played at the school dance- terrific singers there. And, of course, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were so young and in such great voice then. This is a must-have for any serious music collection, and I don't feel that way about a ton of movie soundtracks. ...more info
  • The very best of soundtracks
    This is absolutely the best CD. I listen to it often, even at school. There is not a bad song on the whole CD honestly. It never ceases to put me in a great mood....more info
  • great music
    I just had to buy the music after I saw the recent Broadway tour cast in Chicago. Grease is the word!...more info
  • The Best CD Ever
    WHILE ME I THINK THAT THE MOVIE AND THE CD IS THE MOST FUNNIEST AND MOST INTERSTING TO WATCH AND TO LISTEN. I ALMOST WATCH THAT MOVIE EVER DAY, GREASE IT'S A MOVIE THAT WILL NEVER FADE AWAY. BACK WHEN I WAS BORN I USE TO WATCH IT AND STILL WATCH IT NOW SO IF YOU THINKING ABOUT BUING IT DON'T THINK THAT LONG CUZ YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME ON AN EXCITING MOVIE. ALSO THINKING ABOUT BUING THE CD DON'T THINK THAT LONG BECAUSE THE MUSIC YOUR GOING TO LOVE I MEAN LOVE IT. IT'S THE BEST AND IT'LL STAY THE BEST...more info
  • Grease Fun!!!
    This CD is a lot of fun! I loved the music in the movie, and this CD has all of the songs on it! You will be dancing around your house all day. This type of music is so happy and up-beat you can't help it! Makes a great gift idea for any grease or oldies fan!...more info
  • Grease, the movie
    My daughter and I went to the drive-in about 50 times one summer to watch Grease. We would pack a cooler with food and drinks and watch it each time like it was our first. Many years later, this was a birthday gift for her, and we watched it together for the first time---AGAIN!

    Cindy...more info