Monday, October 11, 2010

Olivia & John: 1983's "Take A Chance"

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta's second pairing, 1983's "Two of a Kind" didn't exactly smash box office records like "Grease," but the David Foster-produced soundtrack offered indelible Livi tracks like the No. 1 Twist of Fate (co-written by Steve Kipner), (Livin' In) Desperate Times (co-written by Tom Snow, who penned countless '80s hits, including Liv's Deeper Than the Night/Make a Move On Me and Sheena Easton's So Far So Good), the fragile Shaking You—and her No. 3 AC hit duet with Travolta, Take A Chance, written by Olivia, Toto's Steve Lukather and Foster).

Adding to the soundtrack's luster, the cover photo was shot by Herb Ritts, while great tracks from Chicago, Journey, Boz Scaggs, Patti Austin and Kipner's frantic, fab solo Catch 22 flesh out the flick's musical muse.

The video for Take A Chance is totally fabulously '80s: Olivia and John's hair is a testament to the Aqua Net era. Check 'er out!
Thanks, Mark. Good one!