Today's letter for my musical themed A-Z Challenge is X. My X is for Xanadu by Olivia Newton John. "Xanadu" is the title song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the title song from the 1980 film of the same name. A rare collaboration for ELO, the song is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and Olivia Newton-John. Xanadu was a film that was originally conceived as a relatively low-budget roller disco picture. As a number of prominent, A-list performers joined the production, it evolved into a much larger project, while retaining rollerskating as a recurring theme, especially in the final scenes of the club's opening night. The single reached number 1 in several countries (AUT, BEL,GER, IRL, ISR, NL,NOR, ESP, UK), and was the band's only UK number 1 single. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. I don't know if you saw this film but for me it was a huge flop. I loved the music. My momma used to say that there is something redeeming about everything. Happy Thursday!
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