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Olivia Newton-John Didn’t Care What Others Thought

Olivia Newton-John was a big star throughout the 1970s, releasing hit after hit and then starring in the critically acclaimed film Grease. And while she, like any artist, is open to constructive criticism, she doesn’t necessarily care what others think of her music.

Olivia Newton-John Sang What She Liked And Didn't Care What Others Thought
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This was made very clear when Randy Newman said her song “I Honestly Love You” was boring. Newton-John came back, saying, “that’s his personal taste. I wouldn’t sing anything I hated. I have to like it, or I wouldn’t sing it.”