Suddenly (Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard song)
"Suddenly" is a duet performed by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. It was written and produced by John Farrar.
Picture sleeve of UK vinyl single
|Single by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard|
|from the album Xanadu|
|Released||October 24, 1980|
|Studio||Musicland (Munich, Germany)|
|Olivia Newton-John singles chronology|
|Cliff Richard singles chronology|
|"Suddenly" on YouTube|
"Suddenly" was released on Jet Records and reached number 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and number 20 in the US in January 1981. It was also a major adult contemporary hit, reaching number four. The video shows them in a penthouse singing the song to each other taken from her ABC TV special "Hollywood Nights" that aired before the Academy Awards on March 31, 1981.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||37|
|Canada (RPM Top Singles)||60|
|Canadian Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||14|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||30|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||15|
|US Billboard Hot 100||20|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||4|
|US Cash Box Top 100||19|
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- Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 200.
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|url=(help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- "RPM Top Singles - Volume 34, No. 4, November 22, 1980" (PDF). Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
- "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Suddenly". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Charts.nz – Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard – Suddenly". Top 40 Singles.
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- "Cash Box Top 100 Singles, January 19, 1981". Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2018.