Two of a Kind (soundtrack)

Two of a Kind: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album of the film of the same name released in 1983 by MCA Records and features songs by the film's star Olivia Newton-John, as well as songs from various other artists.

Two of a Kind
Soundtrack album by
Released1983
GenrePop, pop rock, adult contemporary
Length39:29
LabelMCA
ProducerDavid Foster
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1982)
Two of a Kind
(1983)
Soul Kiss
(1985)
Singles from Two of a Kind
  1. "Twist of Fate"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Although the film was a critical and commercial disappointment, the soundtrack was successful, especially in the United States, where it was certified Platinum by RIAA.

Newton-John's American top 5 hit "Twist of Fate" was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 27th Annual Grammy Awards.

Track listing

No.TitleVocalsLength
1."Twist of Fate"Olivia Newton-John3:44
2."Take a Chance"John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John4:09
3."It's Gonna Be Special"Patti Austin4:14
4."Catch 22 (2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back)"Steve Kipner3:34
5."Shaking You"Olivia Newton-John4:16
6."(Livin' in) Desperate Times"Olivia Newton-John4:06
7."The Perfect One"Boz Scaggs4:31
8."Ask the Lonely"Journey3:56
9."Prima Donna"Chicago4:28
10."Night Music" (instrumental by David Foster)3:51

Twist of Fate video

Twist of Fate
Video by
Released1983
Recorded1983
GenreMusic video
Length25 minutes
LabelMCA Home Video
DirectorBrian Grant, David Mallet
ProducerChrissie Smith, Frank Hilton
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia in Concert
(1983)
Twist of Fate
(1983)
Soul Kiss
(1985)

Twist of Fate is a 1983 video collection of the music videos from the Two of a Kind soundtrack by Olivia Newton-John. The video was released on VHS and LaserDisc by MCA Home Video. All videos of standard release are directed by Brian Grant except for "Take a Chance", which was directed by David Mallet. The song went to Number One In Luxembourg.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Twist of Fate"3:43
2."Take a Chance" (w/ John Travolta)4:09
3."Livin' in Desperate Times"4:07
4."Shaking You"4:15

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released
Title Year Peak chart positions
US US
AC
US
DAN
US
MRT
US
R&B
AUS CAN GER NZ UK
"Twist of Fate" (performed by Olivia Newton-John) 1983 544152257
"Take a Chance" (performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) 3
"Ask the Lonely" (performed by Journey) 3
"Livin' in Desperate Times" (performed by Olivia Newton-John) 1984 318143
"It's Gonna Be Special" (performed by Patti Austin) 82515
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Charts and certifications

References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Two of a Kind at AllMusic
  2. "American album certifications – Newton-John, Olivia and John Travolta – Two of a Kind (soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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