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- Why it works: At it’s core, Grease is a campy recount of the plight of 1950’s high school societal constraints. With Australian pop sensation Olivia Newton-John (29 years old) and 70’s hunk John Travolta (24 years old) playing star-crossed seniors, it seemed like Hollywood had lost its touch with reality. There was no way the melodrama would work… no way… no how… but it did. And it still does. Not only was Grease the highest grossing film of 1978, but it is the highest grossing movie-musical of all time.
- Other hits they should record: We’d really like to see the pair record hits like “Tutti Frutti“, “Johnny B. Goode“, or “Mack the Knife.” As long as they stick to the 1950’s and stay away from the disco (we’re talkin’ to you, Tony Manero).