In 1980, with of well over 3,000 performances, The musical Grease had, at the time, the longest run in Broadway history, although it was surpassed by A Chorus Line a few years later.
When it came time for Hollywood to make a version of the popular musical it was decided to have some new songs written for the film. They actually turned out to be the most successful songs from the soundtrack. They included the Billboard number-one hit “Grease” the Academy Award-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and also one of the best-selling singles of all time, having estimated sales of more than 15 million copies worldwide. Cast members Olivia Newton John and John Travolta
performed “You’re the One that Want”!