The One That I Want

When I was 8 yrs old, Dad took me and my sister to see Grease at the drive in. If I remember correctly, Star Wars was the second feature, and I fell asleep watching it. But Grease… wow! Grease was so cool! My mom had the record and she used to play this song over and over, dancing around the living room. I loved it. I loved the song and I loved seeing my mom dance.

When I was in my twenties, I bought the CD. It’s still cool.

The part where Olivia Newton-John’s character emerges after her friends gave her a makeover is one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. Vocally, as well as the acting. The whole thing is beautifully choreographed, and John Travolta and Olivia execute it perfectly. Every move, every look, every grin. Perfection.

I can never watch this clip and not feel good.

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