1978: You’re The One That I Want By Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta

Composed by John Farrar for the soundtrack of the film Grease. The song was not in the original stage production. It was composed especially for the film though the film’s director was not keen on it as he felt that it did not go well with the rest of the score. The song stayed at No.1 in the United Kingdom for nine weeks and was released before the film in that country.

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Weekly Chart History (1978)Peak Position
Australia1
Austria2
Belgium1
Canada2
Finland1
Germany (West)1
Ireland1
Italy3
Japan25
Netherlands1
New Zealand1
Norway1
South Africa2
Switzerland1
Sweden1
United Kingdom1
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart23
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart1
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart3
USA Radio and Records Pop Airplay Chart3
Year-End Chart History (1978)Final Position
Australia1
Canada14
Italy12
New Zealand2
South Africa17
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart 13
USA Cash Box Top 100 Singles Chart 9
Weekly Chart History (1998)Peak Position
Australia32
Ireland15
United Kingdom4