Song of the Day #5,427: ‘Please Mr. Please’ – OIivia Newton-John

As I continue my ‘Decades’ look back at the year 1975, this week I’ll focus on five albums I’ve heard but don’t know well. The two weeks after that will be reserved for albums I’ve never heard in their entirety.

Olivia Newton-John’s Have You Never Been Mellow was the fifth studio album by the British-Australian chanteuse and her first non-compilation album to reach #1 (If You Love Me, Let Me Know, featuring hits from her first three releases, had reached the top spot a year before).

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Song of the Day #5,156: ‘Have You Never Been Mellow’ – Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John followed up her #1-charting compilation album If You Love Me, Let Me Go with her second straight #1 album, 1975’s Have You Never Been Mellow.

Released just five months apart, the dual chart-toppers gave Newton-John a Guinness World Record for the shortest span between consecutive #1 albums by a female artist. She held that record for 45 years, until Taylor Swift beat it by 14 days with the 2020 releases of folklore and evermore.

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