In 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.
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.