Music - it's what first attracted me to Olivia, with the lovely blend of her sweet voice and soft rock/pop. She had dozens of top-selling albums over the years and enjoyed enormous success, starting in the Seventies, a decade when solo female superstars were quite rare. She then built on that success in the early Eighties, before taking some time out for motherhood. A planned tour of 1992 had to be called off, but after recovering from her illness she came back with a rather special album Gaia and the late Nineties saw another album "Back With A Heart" followed by tours of the United States. After a slow down of releases in the 90s the 21st century saw a chain of releases including the critically acclaimed Indigo CD and the new age sounding Grace and Gratitude.
Olivia had huge hits like "Physical", "Xanadu", "Magic", "Twist of Fate" and of course the Grease favorites "You're The One That I Want", "Summer Nights", and "Hopelessly Devoted To You". She has been a guest artist on many other albums. Her career has spanned more than four decades, and here is a comprehensive showcase of Olivia's work. A list of Olivia's songs is available which also tells you which album the song first appeared on. Many of the the popular songs are also on many compilation albums.
Olivia's major albums are detailed by the albums on which songs first appeared, and her singles releases were prolific in the 70s and early 80s. The record industry was nowhere near as homogeneous in the Seventies as it is now and there is a wide range of differences between 45 rpm single releases across the United States, Europe and Australia. Countless compilation albums have been issued, particularly in recent years and not all are listed. She's also guested on several other artists' albums.