The echoes of long ago ... you are in Xanadu
I'm going out on a limb here and saying this song must be one of the top 5 guilty pleasures from the 80s.
Some trivia on the movie Xanadu:
- Released in 1980, this movie and the Village People's Can't Stop The Music were the inspiration behind the Razzie Awards, given yearly to the worst films.
- Coincidentally, Olivia Newton John turned down the female lead in "Can't Stop The Music" to appear in Xanadu.
- Olivia fractured her tailbone during the production of the "Suddenly" dance number.
- If co-star Michael Beck looks familiar, it's because you also saw Beck in The Warriors (1979). Can you dig it?!?
- The movie's soundtrack went platinum, with the song "Magic" going to the top of the U.S. charts.
- Meanwhile, the song "Xanadu" became ELO's only No. 1 single in the United Kingdom.