We’ve got chills! They’re multiplying! And we’re looooosing control – because John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have apparently collaborated on a Christmas album that features special guests like Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, and Kenny G.
This is not a joke.
The album, This Christmas, marks the first time Grease’s Sandy and Danny have recorded music together in nearly 35 years. According to a release, Travolta got the idea to make the record “after receiving a Christmastime text from his old friend Olivia noting that their 1978 smash, ‘You’re the One That I Want,’ had just become the best-selling duet in pop music history.”
If there’s any justice, It’s Electrifying: The Collected Texts of Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta will be released in time for Christmas 2013.
This Christmas evidently pays tribute to its inspiration with an original song called “I Think You Might Like It,” which the release describes as “the sequel to ‘You’re the One….’” The reunion tune was written by John Farrar, who also penned both that famous Grease duet and “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”
Travolta and Newton-John will donate the album’s proceeds to their respective charities – the Jett Travolta Foundation, which works to combat children’s disabilities, and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne.
“We all felt a wonderful, joyful energy while recording this album,” Newton-John said in a statement. “We want to make a lot of people smile and happy. It’s a project that we’re hoping turns into a perennial, one that can continue to raise money for these causes year after year, a gift that keeps on giving.”
The season’s hottest stocking stuffer won’t be available for purchase until November 13 – but until then, you can whet your appetite with this amazing track listing:
1. Baby It’s Cold Outside
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (featuring Kenny G)
3. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (featuring Barbra Streisand)
4. This Christmas (featuring Chick Corea)
5. Silent Night
6. The Christmas Waltz
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (featuring Cliff Richard)
8. Winter Wonderland (featuring Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra)
9. White Christmas
10. I Think You Might Like It
11. The Christmas Song
12. Deck the Halls (featuring James Taylor)
13. Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here (Medley)