Ahhhh… the Grease Soundtrack. Do you know that I listened to this so much that I actually wore it out and had to buy another one? Did you even know that you can wear out a record? Well, you can and I did.
Grease was my favorite movie of all time when I was a kid. I saw it about 20 times. Then, one of my friends got the first VCR (I think it was a BetaMax) I ever saw and she got a copy of Grease for Christmas! Then I saw it about 100 more times. Never mind that I didn’t really understand half of it – like that Rizzo thought she was pregnant(!), and that Danny was trying to feel Sandy up at the drive-in, or the message I was subliminally receiving that I need to “slut it up” to get the guy. No, I just loved the songs and of course I had a crush on John Travolta like every other 10 year old at the time.
I used to spend hours in my room listening to this double-record. I still pretty much know every word to every song. I mean, do you know the words to It’s Raining on Prom Night? Unfortunately I do. I can also do the hand jive, sing all of We Go Together, and act out the entire girls’ sleepover scene myself. Did I mention I was an only child?
Oh, and to this day my favorite karaoke song is Hopelessly Devoted to You. In fact, it’s my only karaoke song. If it’s a good night, I can bring the house down with that one. If it’s a bad night, well… let’s focus on the positive, shall we?