Put a smile back on my face :: Songs of my youth

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Come On Over :: Olivia Newton-John (1976)
from the album Come On Over 

And if all my dark days came at once,
you would know just what to do.”

A Little History:

Come On Over is a ballad written by Barry and Robin Gibb and recorded by the Bee Gees for their album Main Course. Lead vocals were done by Robin and joined by Barry in the chorus of the song. A live version was recorded in Los Angeles during their Children of the World Tour and appeared on their first live album Here at Last…Bee Gees…Live. The song would become a #1 adult contemporary hit for Olivia Newton-John, in 1976.

Come On Over” is a song by Olivia Newton-John released in 1976.

In 1976, Olivia Newton-John’s recording of the song was released as single and also became the title track of Newton-John’s 1976 album. Her version peaked at # 23 on The Billboard Hot 100 and was Newton-John’s sixth number one in a row on the Easy Listening chart, spending one week at # 1 in April 1976. Come On Over peaked at # 5 on the US country chart, and # 3 in New Zealand.

A Little Memory:

Olivia Newton John’s Come On Over album was one of the first albums I ever bought with my own money. I believe I bought it around the same time I bought the Xanadu soundtrack, which was my first ever purchased album.

I loved this album, I loved this song, and I loved Olivia.

I wanted to be her when I grew up.

I sat near my big stereo speakers with a hairbrush microphone, and the inside record sleeve lyric sheet, practicing singing this song over and over again, picturing a future life where I swam in swimming pools all day and called crushes on the phone to invite over (probably at the time I would have imagined calling Han Solo and Olivia, herself).

Come On Over

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