GREASE IS THE WORD. It always has been and it always will be. Since it opened on stage in 1972, hit the big screen in 1978, and even now on Broadway, GREASE has won the hearts of music lovers all over. Over the years there have been numerous recordings of the GREASE phenomenon. Let's take a look
GREASE - THE MOVIE 1978 Grease (Original 1978 Motion Picture Soundtrack) The film only amplified the phenomenon it was on Broadway. Adding even bigger and better songs; "Hopelessly Devoted," "Sandy," and "You're the One That I Want." Grease 2 cd set with kareoke tracks and bonus tracks.
GREASE - THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK IN ORDER OF THE FILM I also created a list of the songs in film order, since there hasn't been a cd that listed them in the order they appear in the film. Love is a Many Splendid Thing Grease Summer Nights Rydell Fight Song (at the Pep Rally) Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee Hopelessly Devoted to You Greased Lightin' "La Bamba" (at Frosty Palace) It's Raining on Prom Night (When Danny and Sandy talk at the juke box) "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" - (at Frosty Palace) Greased Up and Ready to Go (at Frosty Palace when Sandy invites Danny to tea) Beauty School Drop Out Rock N Roll Party Queen (when students are entering Dance) Rock N Roll is here to Stay Those Magic Changes Tears on My Pillow Hound Dog Born to Hand Jive Blue Moon Sandy There Are Worse Things I Could Do Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee You're The One I Want We Go Together
GREASE - REVIVAL LONDON CAST Grease / O.L.C. Here is one of my favorite recordings of the show, besides the film soundtrack. It stars Debbie Gibson as Sandy and Craig McLachlan as Danny. This is the first version of the stage Musical to incorporate "Sandy, "Hopelessly Devoted," and "You're the One that I Want." They omit "Alone at the Drive-In," and "All Choked Up." This is a very fast upbeat version. The tempos are all sped up which doubles the energy. It's very "Pop-py" in that it's sung by pop stars, but they all have great characters and it has top versions of "Mooning," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "There are Worse Things" "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Sandra Dee (Reprise)," and a killer version of "Shakin' at the High School Hop." I prefer this cd because of it's orchestrations and tempo.
GREASE BACK ON BROADWAY 1994 Grease - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1994 Revival) Grease is back and in a brand new musical extravaganza with AMAZING VOCALS and Broadway Pizazz. Starring Rosie O' Donnel and Megan Mullaly. Vocal knock outs include Sam Harris' "Magic Changes," Susan Wood's "Since I Don't Have You," Jason Opsahl's "Greased Lightnin," and Billy Porter's "Beauty School Drop Out."