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Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey its best-known version was recorded by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the big-screen adaptation of the musical, and released Get Mines - Mannyfesto & Holiq Are S.P.A.M - Gourmet a single that same year. Included on the movie's soundtrack albumthe song was one of several hit singles from the movie. Parts of the song were introduced to a new audience when it was re-released in the s as part of a megamix of several songs from the movie version.
The song's genesis stems from a summertime love affair between Danny and Sandy, which had ended upon Sandy's revelation that she was moving back to Australia with her family.
However, Sandy soon learns that her family is staying in the United States and subsequently enrolls at Rydell High School, where Danny is also a student. In the original stage version, Sandy Dumbrowski, who like many other characters in the play is a Catholic Cheek To Ceek - Art Van Damme - Art Van Damme And Friends Polish descent, Summer Nights - Various - Grease - All The Hit Songs attends parochial school.
Danny, on the other hand, lied to her and claimed to attend Lake Forest Academya prestigious real-life private school in Chicago. Sandy's parents' decision to pull her out of Catholic school and put her in public Rydell High exposes Danny's ruse. However, it quickly becomes clear that Stir The Ashes - The Walkabouts - Scavenger are unresolved feelings of love between Danny and Sandy.
Separately and unknown to each other, both Danny and Sandy meet with their respective group of friends and share their perspectives of their summertime fling. Danny, the leader of a greaser gang known as "The T-Birds" the "Burger Palace Boys" in the stage showbrags about the physical aspects of the relationship; Sandy remarks to the schoolgirl clique "The Pink Ladies" about her emotional attachment to Danny.
The resulting conversations are played out through the song. Of the cast members, only Travolta and Newton-John provided vocals for the previous single from the soundtrack, " You're The One That I Want ", but other members of the cast contributed backing and cameo lead vocals to "Summer Nights".
The only vocal contributions on the soundtrack from Kelly Ward Putzie and Michael Tucci Sonny are their single questions in this song Sonny also had no solo lines in the musical; the two songs from the musical by Putzie's stage counterpart were cut from the film.
Stockard Channing Rizzo 's solo line "'Cause he sounds like a drag" was spoken rather than sung. The original Chicago version of the musical staged only once since the s had a different song, "Foster Beach," at that point. Billboard Hot and spent two weeks at No. Inthe song finished at 70 Summer Nights - Various - Grease - All The Hit Songs AFI's Years InBillboard ranked it No.
The song subsequently became a big hit worldwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Hot  5 U. Cash Box Top  3 Summer Nights - Various - Grease - All The Hit Songs. Billboard Hot  69 U. Retrieved Archived from the original on 17 November Retrieved 28 June Archived from the original on London: Guinness World Records Limited. Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved September 10, Retrieved 5 September Record Mirror.
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