The two-some that struck gold on “Grease” are back for a good cause.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are teaming up on the new holiday album This Christmas with proceeds going to charity. The duo reunited on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about their musical collaboration as well as the charities the songs will benefit.
“For the record, we did it over three months and then, of course, we had these gorgeous guest stars… Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, Cliff Richard, Chick Corea and Kenny G,” Travolta told DeGeneres. “All the proceeds go to our charities and they knew that, so once we told them that, I think it even was more impetus to help us.”
The album features 12 cover songs as well as a new single, “I Think You Might Like It.” Proceeds will be split between The Jett Travolta Foundation (named after his late son) and The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center.
“I’ve been working on it for 10 years and it just opened last July, and I’m very proud,” Newton-John said of the center.
“Autism and seizures are the least known-about areas of illnesses, and I feel bad that there’s so many people dealing with this and there’s no answers for,” Travolta said of his own charity. “Plus, I widened it. It’s also for handicapped children and the handicapped Olympics; it’s also for underprivileged children. I widened my purpose a bit there too.”
For fans of “Grease” who have been waiting for another duet, the video for “I Think You Might Like It” will cause a stir. Whether that is a good or bad thing is up to you. Here it is…