Come On Over (Olivia Newton-John album)

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Come On Over
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Studio album by Olivia Newton-John
Released 29 February 1976[1]
Recorded 1975
Genre Country, pop rock
Length 41:10
Label MCA
Producer John Farrar
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Clearly Love
(1975)Clearly Love1975
Come On Over
(1976)
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(1976)Don't Stop Believin'1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Come On Over is the eighth studio album by Olivia Newton-John, released on 29 February 1976. It peaked at number 2 on the US Country albums chart, and number 13 on the Billboard 200.

The album's first track, a cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene", was only released as a single in Japan, and it became a hit there, peaking at number 11 on the Oricon Singles Chart. The album itself was also a success in the Japanese market, reaching the number 2 position on the Oricon Albums Chart.

In the US, the only single released from the album was the title song, written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb and originally featured on the Bee Gees' 1975 album Main Course. It was a moderate pop hit, peaking at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but did much better on the country (number 5) and adult contemporary (seventh of ten number 1 singles) charts. In New Zealand, the title track reached number 3,[3] the album was certified Gold.[4]

The album also included versions of the traditional song "Greensleeves" and The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" (the ending track), as well as "Who Are You Now?", originally featured in the 1973 movie Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30. Besides Parton's "Jolene" the album also boasts covers of recent country hits by Willie Nelson ("Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain") and Lynn Anderson ("Smile For Me").

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jolene" Dolly Parton 3:07
2. "Pony Ride"
  • Diane Berglund
  • Jim Phillips
3:58
3. "Come on Over" 3:38
4. "It'll Be Me" 3:28
5. "Greensleeves" Traditional 3:40
6. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" Fred Rose 2:22
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Don't Throw It All Away"
2:54
8. "Who Are You Now?"
2:54
9. "Smile For Me"
3:05
10. "Small Talk and Pride"
  • Farrar
3:50
11. "Wrap Me In Your Arms" 3:04
12. "The Long and Winding Road" 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (Oricon Charts) 371,000[7]
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Platinum 100,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[15] Gold 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Come on Over". Amazon.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Viglione, Joe. Come On Over at AllMusic
  3. ^ (Chart 2699) Nztop40.co.nz. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 4120a". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Olivia Newton-John – Come On Over". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Olivia Newton-John | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Olivia Newton-John Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "1976年アルバム年間ヒットチャート" [Japanese Year-End Albums Charts 1976] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "1977年アルバム年間ヒットチャート" [Japanese Year-End Albums Charts 1977] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Music Canada. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  15. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1977". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Olivia Newton-John – Come on Over". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-02-22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH