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Monday, January 10, 2011

'Grease' and 'Chess' songs among top-selling duets of all time in the UK

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Hi Everybody,

This is so delightful. According to a list recently released by the Official Charts Company, songs from the film version of the long-running Broadway musical 'Grease' and the concept album for the ABBA-Tim Rice musical 'Chess' are among the ten top-selling duet recordings of all time in the U.K.!

'You're the One That I Want' and 'Summer Nights,' both performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in the movie musical 'Grease,' and Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson's duet of 'I Know Him So Well' from the first recording of Chess, made the 'Top 10 list', which is as follows.

1. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John -- "You're The One That I Want"
2. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John -- "Summer Nights"
3. Puff Daddy and Faith Evans -- "I'll Be Missing You"
4. Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue -- "Especially For You"
5. Elton John and Kiki Dee -- "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
6. Windsor Davies and Don Estelle -- "Whispering Grass"
7. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson -- "I Know Him So Well"
8. Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder -- "Ebony And Ivory"
9. David Bowie and Mick Jagger -- "Dancing In The Street"
10. Phil Collins and Philip Bailey -- "Easy Lover"

The Official Charts Company is a joint venture between the BPI (The British Recorded Music Industry) and ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association). It is responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of the U.K.'s official music and video charts.

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