At Netflix Life, our hearts go out to the family, friends and fans of Olivia Newton-John as they mourn the loss of an icon who succumbed to her long battle with cancer this week. She was 73 years old and died surrounded by her family on her ranch in southern California.
She was a fantastic performer whose career began at a very young age and lasted for decades. Newton-John was an inspiration, battling cancer for over 30 years and committed to the environment, animal rights and breast cancer research.
Newton-John is probably best known as Sandy in the 1978 box office hit Fat, where she starred alongside John Travolta, who played Danny. The film was an adaptation of the Broadway musical whose soundtrack went karaoke gold and is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.
Newton-John and Travolta partnered for another titled film in 1983 Two of a kind. Although this film didn’t quite get the critical acclaim Fat, The soundtrack was much better than the film and gave Newton-John three hit singles.
Stranger Things – Song by Olivia Newton-John
If you’re too young to remember Newton-John’s 1983 hit “Twist of Fate” when it originally aired on radio, you might recognize it from a more recent series. This song was featured in the second season of stranger things.
During the ninth episode “The Gate” at the Snowball, when Dustin (Gate Matarazzo) joins the dance, “Twist of Fate” is played. The lyrics are perfect for season two as several things happen. Dustin has newfound confidence as he heads to the dance, Steve watches Nancy as he prepares to drive off, Nancy watches Jonathan as he takes photos, and the gang bullies Dustin about his new haircut.
The lyrics talk about second chances, to make things right this time, new beginnings, and life means nothing without the love that comes with it.
Tell me to do it right this time
Life means nothing without the love you bring
Love is what we found the second time around
Perfect when the group has the feeling that everything will be fine at the beginning of the dance. But by the end of the dance, viewers know this isn’t the end.
stranger things was an excellent series to bring back some fantastic 80’s tunes for a new generation.
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