memories of the ’70s – Have You Never Been Mellow by Olivia Newton-John

Neverbeenmellow.jpgIn the mid 1970s a songstress topped the charts with her album Have You Never Been Mellow: by Australian singer Olivia Newton John.

Her sixth studio album, Newton-John recorded the album at Abbey Road Studios in London, with producer John Farrar.

Farrar wrote the title track, and it was released as a single January 21, 1975, a month before the album’s release by MCA Records.

Considered a country artist, Newton-John’s single hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary list. This song was Newton-John’s second consecutive top of the charts hit, following her 1974 hit I Honestly Love You.

Have You Never Been Mellow peaked at number three on the Billboard Country list and outside the US was not released as a single, and was strictly a hit in America. HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW.jpg

Certified gold in the USA, Newton-John received a Grammy nomination for Have You Never Been Mellow for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – but didn’t win.

The song was the fourth single by Newton-John to be certified gold and her continued success led to the launch of her film career three years later with the film Grease.

Check Olivia Newton-John’s performance of the song here.

About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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