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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)
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