Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Tied Up" by Olivia Newton-John

Song#:  1308
Date:  01/15/1983
Debut:  76
Peak:  38
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  Newton-John found herself excessively busy following the mega-success of her "Physical" single and album. To keep her music career on track, "Olivia's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" was issued. It contained eight of her hits and two brand new songs. The first new song, "Heart Attack," was issued as a single and reached #3. This second new song was then pushed out as a follow-up. The single found its way into the Top 40, but that was all it could do.

ReduxReview:  This is a good song from Newton-John, but it's just not as strong as some of her recent hit singles. It's missing that extra oomph that made songs like "Physical" and "Magic" such immediate attention getters. You could hear them once and get hooked immediately. This song is a slow burner. It takes a few listens to settle into your brain. I like the song and its arrangement, but it's not one of her better singles.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:   Newton-John's song "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (#3, 1978) from the movie "Grease" was nominated for an Oscar. But it wasn't the first song she sang to get an Oscar nomination. In 1975 she sang the theme song to the film "The Other Side of the Mountain." Titled "Richard's Window," the song was featured on the soundtrack but not released as a single. The song's writers received an Oscar nod for Best Song. It's a rare track by Newton-John that has never been issued anywhere except on the film's original soundtrack LP.


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