Coverafbeelding Olivia Newton-John - Landslide
  • Statistieken
  •   5 wkn Tipparade
  •   1982

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   28-09-1948
Land   Australië

Olivia Newton-John is geboren in Cambridge (Verenigd Koninkrijk) en verhuisde met haar familie naar Australië toen ze vijf was. Ze is een kleindochter van Max Born (winnaar van de Nobelprijs voor de Natuurkunde in 1954).

Na deelname aan de groep Toomorrow begon ze aan een solocarriëre.
Ze scoorde haar eerste hit in 1971 met Bob Dylans compositie If not for you. Ze had korte tijd een relatie met Bruce Welch, gitarist van The Shadows en ze trad op in de wekelijkse show van Cliff Richard.


Olivia kwam in 1974 met Long live love uit voor het Verenigd Koninkrijk op het 19e Eurovisiesongfestival en eindigde met 14 punten op de 4e plaats. Het nummer werd in Nederland geen hit.
Haar grote doorbraak kwam in 1978 door de film Grease, waarin ze de hoofdrol vervulde naast John Travolta. Het leverde haar grote hits op met You're the One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted to You en Summernights

Latere films hadden minder succes. Wel scoorde ze in Nederland wederom een nummer 1-hit met Xanadu; de titelsong van de gelijknamige film uit 1980, waarin ze samen met onder anderen Gene Kelly en Michael Beck speelde.
Ook had ze hits met o.a. A little more love, en Phsycal. Daarna nam het grote succes af.

In 1992 kreeg Olivia borstkanker, waarvan ze in eerste instantie genas, maar in 2013 kwam de ziekte terug en wederom genas ze. In 2019 verscheen haar biografie: Don't Stop Believin'.



Songtekst

Cold winds rarely blow
Here at the end of the rainbow
Guess it's hard to believe
I'd be willing to leave

Someone walked up behind me
Seemed to find me
I felt him standing there, I turned around
And saw the face of an angel, I fell
It wasn't fair, it just wasn't fair

He took my heart, it was a landslide
You know it was a landslide
My head was saying this is the man

My heart agreed
My minor desires turned to major needs
My needs won't be denied
It was a landslide

Somehow I'm thrilled by all he says
High on his campaign promises
I don't wanna come down
I don't wanna come down

But no promises he made me could persuade me
Like the loneliness that comes on
When I try to go on without him
Try to doubt him, I confess, I have to confess

He took my heart, it was a landslide
You know it was a landslide
My head was saying this is the man

My heart agreed
My minor desires turned to major needs
My needs won't be denied
It was a landslide

I'm in heaven when he's around
In heaven when he's around
And I'm hoping that he might be
Feeling the same as me
I'm in heaven, heaven, it isn't hard to see

He took my heart, it was a landslide
You know it was a landslide
My head was saying this is the man

My heart agreed
My minor desires turned to major needs
My needs won't be denied
It was a landslide

I'm gonna tell everybody I see
He's the only party for me
It really was a, it really was a
You know it was a landslide
It really was a landslide

My head was saying this is the man
My heart agreed
My minor desires turned to major needs
My needs won't be denied
It was a landslide

Ooh, it was a landslide
He took my heart, it was a landslide
Oh, it was a landslide
He took my heart, it was a landslide
Oh, it was a landslide

Songinformatie

ArtiestOlivia Newton-John
 A-kant
Titel Landslide
Lengte 4:23
Componist(en) John Farrar
Producer(s) John Farrar
 B-kant
Titel Falling
Lengte 3:45
Componist(en) John Farrar
Producer(s) John Farrar
 
Platenlabel EMI
Catalogusnr 1A 006-64670
Hoogste positie UK 18
Hoogste positie US 52
Album Physical


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