Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for...

…Grease

Soundtracks That Mattered (to me) is my theme for the A-Z Challenge this April.


Not only is it the word that you heard, but it is on vinyl - a two record set! As if the songs contained therein were not enough, I treasured the album cover like it was a scrapbook of my very own friends. Rizzo, too cool for school, with that faraway look in her eyes, Danny in his gym outfit, Frenchie with her pink hair, and Sandy, Sandy, Sandy!
Truth? I got a little bit giddy when I opened the cover just now. Can you tell? Reading each song, thinking it was the best until reading the next title. 
This time it is impossible to separate the soundtrack from the movie. The songs are the movie and vice versa. The main characters' songs were awesome enough, but look at all of that Sha-na-na! Oh, how I loved that show...Bowser, Johnny tearing up while singing Teen Angel, Lennie on sax. (sigh) Back to the movie at hand...It is hard to choose one song to post, so I am going to leave this one up to my nine year old self. I am fairly certain this is the one she'd have picked...

37 comments:

  1. *sighs wistfully*
    The great thing about your posts is that after each one, I go downstairs, whip out the corresponding album and share the memories with Spawn. We are both loving your choices thus far. :)

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  2. Ah the summer of 78. I saw Grease like 3 times that summer and got the soundtrack, although I kept trying to grab the pencil on the cover sometimes cause I thought it was real.

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    1. Hahaha! I was going to mention the pencil!

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  3. tell me more, tell me more. Fun!!

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  4. I love that you have the two-record set.

    Grease has never been one of my favorites, but I had to admit that I love singing along with "Hopelessly Devoted To You"

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  5. Grease is the word! Fond memories arrive when I hear the music or see a clip~ How fun!
    A great gift-golly G

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  6. And another g for you...
    You won my giveaway!
    I emailed you...so send me
    your snail mail address, so I can send you
    this publication~

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  7. I think that's the only album I still have. It was SUCH a huge part of my childhood, I can't let it go. Kids today don't realize that we didn't have the movie on DVD (or even VHS) that we could watch over and over. You saw it at the theater and when it was gone, all you could do was hope one of the networks showed it. So all I had for years was that soundtrack album that I could relive Grease through.

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    1. And we had to BUY an entire album!

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  8. They did a good job of the remake for TV recently.

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    1. We did watch it, but I just longed for Olivia and John ;)

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    2. We did watch it, but I just longed for Olivia and John ;)

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  9. I had that record, too, AND I felt the same way about it. I wish I still had that record. It got lots of love from my record player...::she sighs wistfully::

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    1. I think this album used to be carefully nestled in next to Saturday Night Fever (no spoiler, that isn't me S...though it could have been)

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  10. This brought back so many happy memories of my misspent youth when I was fabulous, foolish and fancy free! So glad I visited.
    I have two blogs in the A to Z: That's Purrfect and

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    1. When time existed only to be wasted!

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  11. Another winner!! Could ON-J have been any tinier tho?? Sheesh...that waist!

    -andi

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    1. Now you're just making me picture her sweatbanded up in the Physical video! hahaha

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  12. I don't think there is anything else you could have possibly picked for G. And I feel the same way about your choice for F! :)

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    1. Yes, there would have been a mutiny!

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  13. Loved this movie, except the end. LOL But what fun, the songs made it perfect!

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  14. I was reorganising my sister's DVD collection yesterday and this title popped out :) Great soundtrack.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  15. Hmmm, somewhere there are photos of your "Grease" themed birthday party, must have been your 10th. I think I enjoy that movie/play/TV production more each time I see it.

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  16. Would you believe that Stockard Channing was 34 when she played Rizzo in the movie? She could have been Rizzo's mom!

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  17. Holy crap, this got a lot of comments.
    You are so popular.
    I almost gave up commenting because I had to SCROLL SO FAR DOWN.
    And now I almost forgot about the whole post.

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  18. This was the first movie I went to without my parents!
    It was a huge adventure for my friends and I to go see Grease!

    Heather

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