Hello, I am DjPault. This blog is dedicated to Olivia Newton-John. I have been hopelessly devoted to Olivia ever since my aunt took me to see "Grease" in 1978 when I was eight years old. On this blog you'll find rare pictures, the latest news and more. I also run an 80's remix blog called Burning The Ground so come visit me there too.

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~ DjPaulT

Saturday, February 27, 2016

New Album LIV ON

Olivia Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman & Amy Sky Create “LIV ON” - A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal

International superstar and multiple Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John, Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky are lending their vocal and songwriting talents to create “LIV ON,” a collaborative, newly recorded eleven-song collection intended for those who wish to transcend loss while walking a journey toward new-found meaning and hope. This powerful new album will be available on Friday, June 10, 2016.

This inspiring new project grew out of the three artists’ personal experiences with loss and illness, which they all survived to “LIV ON” and celebrate each day with a depth of gratitude. This labor of love stemmed from the trio sharing their stories together and expressing their deepest feelings from the most difficult to the most celebratory. It’s the hope that this music can uplift hearts burdened by grief while at the same time bring comfort to the listener.

“As a group, it's our intention with this album to create songs with a message of compassion and hope,” said Newton-John. “They are for anyone facing a time of challenge in their life, whether it is grieving a loss - or on the journey to health and recovery.”

“LIV ON” – means “to thrive, to have hope and to remember.” The message is clear in the lyrics of the album’s title song:

Live on, Live on
 Brighter skies will come again
 Cry the tears you cry
 And then live on, live on
 Love is all we leave when we are gone...Live on

Loss and grief occur for many reasons - whether it’s losing a loved one, a relationship, one’s health, a pet, or a job, to name just a few. It’s important to remember that each person’s grief is as individual as his or her DNA – and there truly is no timeline for healing from loss.

With the fast-paced society we live in, we are often forced to “get over things.” However, for every individual, grief has its own clock. Olivia, Beth and Amy called upon their personal experiences in creating this collection of songs which will aid, uplift and comfort those working their way through the maze of grief and loss. While taking into consideration the many causes of grief, they hope to provide the unique ability for those in need of support to heal through this music.

With songs such as “Don’t Know What To Say,” “My Heart Goes Out to You,” “Immortality,” and “Stone In My Pocket,” the lyrics express different phases of the delicate recovery process while validating the experience so the listener can heal once again and soar. In addition, each artist revisits songs that have brought love and light to many of their fans. The album includes new interpretations of “Grace and Gratitude” (Newton-John), “Sand and Water” (Nielsen Chapman) and “I Will Take Care of You” (Sky).

Why is this CD important? It’s estimated that approximately 76 million Americans and tens of millions more globally are set to enter into the end of life care continuum either as patients or caregivers. At no time in our country’s history have we seen such an unprecedented need for bereavement care.
 “LIV ON” harnesses the unique talents of these three internationally-recognized artists - and showcases the transforming power of music - to heal and shed light on the fact that it’s OK to grieve – and that the process is different for everyone. The message of “LIV ON” is clear and affirming: the reason we grieve is because we love, and therein lies the strength for healing.

“We are honored to partner with the artists and mission of this project by contributing funds for creating a unique grief outreach and educational initiative to coordinate with this inspiring music,” said Paul VerHoeve, President of the Gentiva Hospice Foundation.

Directing the outreach and educational initiative is Dianne Gray of Hospice and Healthcare Communications. Gray explains, “It’s how we grieve that asks so much of us. We have choices to make as we venture forth. ‘LIV ON,’ the music and the resources, will help people do just that— live on!”

“LIV ON” will be available on Friday, June 10, 2016. For additional information visit:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Olivia Scores #1 Dance Track

Olivia has scored her first US Billboard #1 dance track with "You Have To Believe". The song is a collaboration with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi and music producer Dave Audé. The song is a remake of Olivia's 1980 #1 single "Magic" from the film Xanadu. Olivia made the following statement about the song on her facebook page  "I am so excited That "You Have to Believe" - the duet with my gorgeous daughter Chloe Lattanzi (produced by Dave Audé) hit # 1 on the Billboard Dance today chart! Thank you EVERYONE for your love and medium !!!!  xox Olivia"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Olivia To Appear On Dancing With The Stars

Next week, Australian singer/actress Olivia Newton-John Will Be a "Dancing With The Stars" guest judge in a night paying tribute to music videos. Newton-John was one of the pioneers of music video winning the first ever Grammy for a video album "Physical" in 1982.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Olivia Returns To Billboard Dance Chart

Olivia Newton-John returns to the Billboard dance chart for the first time in 23 years, as featured on Dave Aude's "You Have to Believe," new at No. 39. The song also features Chloe Lattanzi, who is Newton-John's daughter (and makes her first appearance on any Billboard chart). The track is a reinterpretation of Newton-John's classic "Magic," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980.

The new collaboration marks the fifth Dance Club Songs hit for Newton-John, who had last appeared with "I Need Love" (No. 44, 1992). Perhaps surprisingly in retrospect, the original "Magic" never reached the chart, while her fellow early '80s smash "Physical," which topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks in 1981-82, rose to a modest No. 22 on Dance Club Songs. Her highest-peaking hit at the genre "The Rumour"; written and produced by Elton John, it hit No. 17 in 1988.

In addition to Aude’s original production, remixes from, among others, Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado, Bojan and Chris Sammarco  are helping club-goers believe in magic all over again.

You can purchase a digital copy of the song on Amazon and iTunes.

Monday, August 10, 2015

"You Have To Believe" Video

The new music video "You Have To Belive" Olivia Newton-John featuring daughter Chloe Lattanzi. The track was remixed by Grammy nominated remixer/producer Dave Aude. You can pre-order the single on AMAZON

Saturday, August 8, 2015

35 Years Of Xanadu

Released on August 8, 1980 Xanadu starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly dazzled our senses. Though the film received negative reviews from critics Xanadu has become a cult phenomenon 35 years after it's release. The films soundtrack spawned hits for Olivia Newton-John including the Billboard #1 single "Magic" which spent four weeks at the top spot. Now we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the magic that is "XANADU".

Entertainment Tonight

Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi get ready for the release of "YOU HAVE TO BELEIVE".

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

37 Years Ago Today

August 5, 1978 - 37 Years Ago Today: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Cast had the Hot Shot Debut at No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their single, "Summer Nights." The single was lifted from the motion picture, "Grease," starring Travolta and Newton-John and was the fourth single released from the soundtrack following "You're The One That I Want," by Travolta & Newton-John which went to No. 1, the title track written by Barry Gibb (fresh off of his "Saturday Night Fever" success) was recorded by Frankie Valli and went to No. 1 three weeks following this release, "Hopelessly Devoted To You," which was still on the ascent on this date peaked at No. 3 on September 23, 1978 and finally this single peaked at No. 5 on September 30, 1978. All four singles were certified Gold. "You're The One That I Want" and "Grease" were certified Gold and Platinum. The soundtrack album spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 and was certified 8X Platinum.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Two Strong Hearts Live! #1

ARIA Albums: John Farnham And Olivia Newton-John Have No 1 Album For 2nd Week
by GAVIN RYAN on JULY 11, 2015

Holding for a second week at the top of the ARIA Albums chart are John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John with their collaboration album “Two Strong Hearts”, matching the two weeks that their previous No.1 together “The Main Event: Highlights” achieved back in December 1998.

With both acts staying at the top it increases their tallies of weeks at the albums summit, John moves up to 48 accumulated weeks at No.1 (third overall) and Olivia climbs to twelve weeks in total moving her from 52nd to equal 47th on that listing alongside other twelve-weeks-at-No.1 acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers (5 #1’s), Billy Joel, Pink Floyd and Robbie Williams (4 #1’s) and Meat Loaf (2 #1’s).

The entire Top 3 albums all hold steady this week, with “Title” for Meghan Trainor at No.2 and “x” for Ed Sheeran at No.3, whilst “1989” for Taylor Swift is back up two places to No.4, which pushes Florence + the Machine down a place to No.5 with “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” which is now Gold (●) in sales and down a place to No.6 is “Empires” for Hillsong United and back up two places to No.7 is Sam Smith and his “In the Lonely Hour” album, meaning that the top seven albums are all current or former No.1 albums.

US Rn’B singer Miguel sees his third album “Wildheart” score the highest new entry of the week, as his second chart entry here comes in at No.8, surpassing the No.45 peak his second set “Kaleidoscope Dream” achieved in September 2013. Returning to the Top 10, up five spots to No.9 is another former No.1 album, “Wilder Mind” by Mumford and Sons and the second album debuting in the Top 10 this week is third studio album for Melbourne act The Getaway Plan entitled “Dark Horses”, which is now their first Top 10 and highest charting album as they previously entered with “Other Voices, Other Rooms” (HP-14, Feb 2008) and “Requiem” (HP-17, Nov 2011).

UP: With a new Top 5 single for Sia via Travie McCoy, her album “1000 Forms of Fear” is back up five to No.13 and with the movie ‘Frozen’ now under $15 on DVD and the school holidays in full swing around the country, the soundtrack is back up six to No.15 whilst “Chaos & the Calm” for James Bay rises back up six to No.17. Two further soundtracks rising back up are “Guardians of the Galaxy” (35 to 21) and “Furious 7” (30 to 22, now Gold (●) in sales) whilst the second half of the Alberts documentary screened last weekend focusing more on their 70’s and 80’s period including the rise of AC/DC, which helps the acts current album “Rock or Bust” to leap up thirty-six places to No.24. “The Very Best” for INXS is back up nine to No.25, “Walking Under Stars” by The Hilltop Hoods rises back up eleven to No.26 thanks to a re-packaging and Kendrick Lamar is back up twelve to No.27 with his former No.1 “To Pimp a Butterfly”. The ’50 Shades of Grey’ soundtrack climbs up thirteen to No.29 and blasting back up fifty-nine spots to No.32 are Alabama Shakes with “Sound & Color” thanks to their performances in Perth at ‘T in the Park’ festival. Ed Sheeran is back up ten places to No.36 with “+” and re-entering the Top 100 at No.38 (although it is now a trimmed down single CD edition) is the David Bowie collection “Nothing Has Changed: The Best of”, and further returning albums to the Top 50 include “Sweet Talker” for Jessie J (83 to 46), “Spirit of the ANZACS” by Lee Kernaghan (59 to 48) and “My Love is Cool” for Wolf Alice (58 to 50).

DOWN: The three albums to leave the Top 10 this week ALL debuted within it last week and drop quite hard this week, firstly there is “Holy War” by Thy Art is Murder (7 to 30) followed by “Unbreakable” for Tori Kelly (8 to 44) and the hardest drop of all is Refused with “Freedom” (10 to 67). London Grammar returned at No.13 last week with “If You Wait” and this week it drops twenty places to No.33 and down twenty-three to No.39 is former US No.1 album “Dark Before Dawn” for Breaking Benjamin. Meek Mill is down sixteen to No.42 with “Dreams Worth More Than Money” and right behind him and down twenty-one to No.43 is James Taylor with “Before This World”. Dropping out of the Top 50 are Daniel Johns (40 to51), Maroon 5 (45 to 55), Hilary Duff (25 to 56), Love Child S1 soundtrack (50 to 72), The Wombats (38 to 75) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (27 to 93), whilst dropping out from the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Kacey Musgraves (#33) and August Burns Red (#43).

Other than the two Top 10 debuts there is only one more entry to the Top 50 this week, coming in at No.23 is Neil Young + Promise of the Real with “The Monsanto Years” which features the sons of Willie Nelson, Lukas and Micah along with their band Promise of the Real, the songs on the album are mostly criticizing agri-business Monsanto.

Lower 50: With a second Top 10 single from the album this week, Galantis is up twelve places to a new peak of No.52 with their debut album “Pharmacy” and back up eight to No.53 is the “Greatest Hits” set for Queen, with the Guns N’ Roses G.H. album rising back up nine to No.54. twenty-one pilots fly back up twenty-three places to No.59 with “Blurryface” and the Nirvana album “Nevermind” is back up ten to No.61. George Ezra jumps back up twenty-seven spots to No.63 with “Wanted on Voyage” and returning at No.65 is the Blur album “The Magic Whip” and back in at No.68 is the Paul Kelly set “The Merri Soul Sessions” thanks to his appearance on RockWiz last weekend. Further returning albums this week are The Angels “Greatest Hits” (#82), Paolo Nutini with “Caustic Love” (#85), “21” for Adele (#89), the self-titled Sol3 Mio album (#90), ‘Like a Version Vol.10’ (#96), and “Rocket Man: Definitive Hits” for Elton John (#97), whilst “Sticky Fingers” for The Rolling Stones drops twenty-four places to No.94 and picks up a Gold (●) sales certification.

Former Australian Crawl lead singer and solo artist James Reyne debuts at No.78 with the new EP “James Reyne & The Magnificent Few”, who are touring together from this past week until the end of September and this is James’ first entry since “TCB” hit No.32 in April 2010. The final entry of the week coming in at No.99 is the self-titled third studio album for US melodic hardcore act “Being as an Ocean”, which becomes the bands first ARIA Albums chart entry.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.