You're The One That I Want - From Grease
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • From the Paramount Pictures movie Grease
  • Although Grease was originally a hugely successful Broadway musical, racking up 3388 performances on it's original run in New York, this particular song was not part of the Broadway production
  • The movie starred John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, and Eve Arden
  • In the lead roles of the movie two other actors were considered...Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame, and Marie Osmond.  Winkler reportedly turned down the role for fear of being typecast, and Osmond stated she didn't like the fact that the girl has to turn bad to get the guy
  • It was added for the movie which needed additional musical numbers
  • The song was written by John Farrar, an Australian musician and composer who had worked extensively with Olivia Newton-John
  • The song was originally sung as a duet with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, playing the roles of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson
  • When released in 1978 as a single the song went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart 
  • In the United Kingdom the song was #1 for nine weeks, and at last check was the 6th most popular single ever released in Britain 
  • When performed by Oracle Band it is part of a medley also known as the Grease Megamix, a medley of three Grease songs put together back in 1996

Other songs performed by Oracle from the movie Grease:

Song Lyrics - You're The One That I Want

I got chills, they're multiplyin', and I'm losin' control
Cause the power you're supplyin', it's electrifyin'

You better shape up, cause I need a man,
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up, you better understand,
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left, nothing left for me to do

You're the one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh, honey
The one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh, honey
The one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh,
The one I need (the one I need), oh yes indeed (yes indeed)

If you're filled with affection,
An' you're too shy to convey,
Meditate in my direction, feel your way...

I better shape up, cause you need a man
I need a man, who can keep me satisfied
I better shape up, if I'm gonna prove
You better prove, that my fate is justified

Are you sure?
Yes I'm sure down deep inside

You're the one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh, honey
The one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh, honey
The one that I want (you are the one I want),
Ooh ooh ooh,
The one I need (the one I need), oh yes indeed (yes indeed)

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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