"Xanadu"(From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was released on this day June 27, 1980, on MCA Records in the United States. The original LP release featured the songs of Olivia Newton-John on Side A, and on Side B the songs of ELO.
The soundtrack was a worldwide success going double platinum in the US and Canada. The hit singles "Magic"(performed by Olivia Newton-John), and "Xanadu"(performed by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra), peaked at #1 in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively. Both singles also went to number one in the Netherlands and Italy. The album peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 200 albums chart.
"Xanadu" was the 5th most popular US soundtrack in 1981.