I Think You Might Like It by Olivia Newton-John ft. John Travolta
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, the duo from the 1978 dance classic Grease, reunite for a Christmas album and reignite their voices for their premiere music video “I think you might like it”, shot and filmed as a joint venture between the two celebrities. Hot off a secretive album that hid away in the hush-hush until a cryptic comment by Newton-John sparked interest in a mysterious ‘reunion’ between herself and Travolta, their Christmas collaboration has sparked public interest and amusement in equal shares.
Travolta’s desire for an intimate album and atmosphere free of showy ostentatiousness is evident in the video, which is mostly shot in and around Travolta’s properties, with Travolta’s plane and Newton-John’s car. This personal touch gives their single a unique and cozy stamp for the holidays season. Although “I think you might like it” is not considered a single, it was debuted with a single’s aplomb and anticipation. Directed by Rav Holly and Corey Molina, Travolta’s ‘intimate’ intentions appear in every frame – several of which include his family and home. Neither stars are taking themselves too seriously, and for Grease fans, there is a brief but loving tribute to some of our favorite dance numbers from the retro classic.
Targeted as a sequel to “You’re the one that I want”, “I think you might like it” was written by a long time collaborator of Newton-John named John Farrar – the author of the Grease favorite. The stars’ homage to their 78 classic does not go unnoticed, and Travolta cites it as the reason for the song and album entirely. After receiving a Christmas card from Newton-John, Travolta says, “I thought to myself, ‘Wouldn’t people want to hear us do other songs?’ and immediately came up with the idea of doing a holiday album together. From the moment we decided to do this, magic happened. Everyone we contacted agreed to do it.” And that is undoubtedly a Christmas miracle in the entertainment business.
To add a final sweetness to the mix, both Travolta and Newton-John have agreed to donate the artist proceeds from the whole album to their own charities.