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Olivia Newton-John's contract for Grease stipulated that she should have a solo spot. However, no-one had any ideas for a song for her character, Sandy, until Olivia's producer John Farrar came up with "Hopelessly Devoted To You" halfway through the shoot. Director Randal Kleiser wasn't wholly convinced by the song at first and had to come up with an entirely new scene to fit it in. It was eventually filmed and recorded after the movie had wrapped and it earned the film's only Oscar nomination, for Best Music - Original Song.
John Farrar wrote 2 new songs for the movie version: this and "You're The One That I Want
," while Barry Gibb wrote one original song, "Grease
." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.