Olivia Newton-John is a musical icon and one of our all-time greatest allies. For more than forty years she’s been brightening our lives with her talent and positivity, and crossed genres from country and pop to disco and beyond.
So shall we shine a light on her musical oeuvre with a ranking of 69 of Olivia Newton-John’s best songs.
EVERY FACE TELLS A STORY
Let’s start things off with a nod to ONJ’s country origins. The album Don’t Stop Believing was her first to be recorded in Nashville and peaked at Number 7 on the U.S. Country charts. “Every Face Tells a Story” ended her streak of seven consecutive Number One hits on the Adult Contemporary chart (which started with 1974’s “I Honestly Love You”) it still cracked the Top 10.
Originally written by Michael Allison and Peter Sills for Newton-John’s friend Cliff Richard, the song originally had lyrics about Jesus and religious. Don Black rewrote the lyrics completely for a more secular appeal.