Someone Has Taken One of My Most-Hated Songs and Made It Listenable

One summer back when I was working at an ice cream shop/hamburger stand/pinball joint/pool hall, the AM radio above the grill seemed to blare Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta singing “You’re the One That I Want” from the Grease soundtrack every fifteen minutes. I grew to detest that song more than any other in the known universe. I still hate it.

However, I will make an exception for this cover by Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond (yes, that’s their name). Notice the similarities to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Someone Has Taken One of My Most-Hated Songs and Made It Listenable

  • March 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I worked in the record department at Woolco when this album came out, I feel your pain. It played non-stop. When the song Sandy came on, I felt physically ill.


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