Top 50 Songs
The country/pop singer was born 9/26/1948 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She died on 8/8/2022. Her family moved to Australia in 1953. At age 16, won talent contest to England. Granddaughter of Nobel Prize-winning German physicist Max Born. She was in the Pat & Olivia duo and group Tomorrow before going solo. She won the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1974. In movies Grease, Xanadu, and Two of a Kind. Married actor Matt Lattanzi in 1984, divorced in 1995. Opened own chain of clothing boutiques (Koala Blue) in 1984. Her daughter Chloe was born in 1986. She battled breast cancer in 1992, was diagnosed with cancer again in 2013, and a third time in 2017. Married John Easterling in 2008. She sold more than 100 million records in her career.
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Top 50 Songs
Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards.
DMDB Top 1%:
1. You’re the One That I Want (with John Travolta, 1978)
DMDB Top 2%:
4. Magic (1980)
DMDB Top 5%:
6. Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)
DMDB Top 10%:
10. If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974)
DMDB Top 20%:
22. Something Better to Do (1975)
31. Landslide (1981)
Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:
33. Totally Hot (1978)
41. Physical (with the Glee Cast, 2010)
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First posted 8/8/2022; last updated 8/24/2022.
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