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*The copyright for the cover art for “Xanadu” by Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra is believed to belong to the labels, MCA and Jet, or the graphic artist Quarashi.

“Xanadu” is the title song from a 1980’s film of the same name. The track was produced by music group Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lyne, with vocals done by the late Olivia Newton-John.

Olivia Newton-John also starred in the “Xanadu” film, as well as being part of its soundtrack. The disco-pop song sees Newton-John discuss a place called “Xanadu”, a dream land where she references intense emotions of love and sadness come together, but ending with a feeling of satisfaction at being in this dream land.

The music video was released in 1980, and was uploaded by a YouTube user by the name of “sacha oudot” on the 29th March 2016. On the 11th August 2022, the video had a total of 14.8 million views.

Read the lyrics to “Xanadu” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing.

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Release Date

6th June 1980


Jeff Lynne


Jeff Lynne


MCA (US) & Jet (UK)

Chart Rankings

- #2 in Australia - #1 in Austria - #1 in Belgium - #16 in Brazil - #2 & #9 on various charts in Canada - #1 in Europe - #4 in Finland - #3 in France - #1 in Ireland - #1 in Israel - #18 in Japan - #1 on various charts in the Netherlands - #8 in New Zealand - #1 in Norway - #20 in South Africa - #1 in Spain - #3 in Sweden - #2 in Switzerland - #1 in the UK - #8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #2 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary - #9 on the US Cash Box Top 100 - #4 on the US Record World Singles - #2 on the US Radio & Records - #1 in West Germany *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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