Music Monday – Summer Nights by John Travolta & Olivia Newton John

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Music Monday is a meme created and hosted by Drew@TheTattooedBookGeek as an opportunity to share a favourite music video.

It’s a beautiful Bank Holiday here in the UK and I can only think of summery tunes. With that in mind my choice this week is Summer Nights from the musical Grease performed starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John plus supporting cast. This brings back memories of queueing outside the cinema when it was released in 1978 and owning the LP because I loved all the music.

Summer lovin’ had me a blast
Summer lovin’ happened so fast I met a girl crazy for me
Met a boy cute as can be
Summer days driftin’ away
To ah, oh, those summer nights
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh!

Tell me more, tell me more
Did you get very far?
Tell me more, tell me more
Like does he have a car?
Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

She swam by me, she got a cramp
He ran by me, got my suit damp
I saved her life, she nearly drowned
He showed off, splashing around
Summer sun, something’s begun
But ah, oh, those summer nights

Uh well-a well-a well-a huh!

Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?
Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Took her bowling in the arcade
We went strolling, drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed out ’til ten o’clock
Summer fling, don’t mean a thing
But ah, oh, those summer nights

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Tell me more, tell me more
But you don’t gotta brag
Tell me more, tell me more
‘Cause he sounds like a drag

Shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop
Shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, yeah!

He got friendly, holding my hand
Well, she got friendly down in the sand
He was sweet, just turned eighteen
Well, she was good, you know what I mean
Summer heat, boy and girl meet
But ah, oh, those summer nights

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Tell me more, tell me more
How much dough did he spend?
Tell me more, tell me more
Could she get me a friend?

It turned colder, that’s where it ends
So I told her we’d still be friends
Then we made our true love vow
Wonder what she’s doing now
Summer dreams ripped at the seams
But oh, those summer nights… Tell me

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