Movie Fact #861 – August 31st, 2015:

The 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film “Xanadu” was never a huge success…in fact it got terrible reviews and failed at the box office. Unfortunately, is was also an inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards to memorialize the worst films of the year. On the plus side, the soundtrack album became a huge commercial success around the world, and was certified double platinum in the United States with the song “Magic” becoming a U.S. number one hit for lead actress Olivia Newton-John, who played the lead character Kira (Terpsichore). Also, the title track “Xanadu” (by Newton-John and ELO) reached number one in the UK and several other countries around the world. Shows there can be a platinum lining to anything.

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