In what has to be seen to be believed, we present you this video featuring Olivia Newton John and daughter Chloe in a remake of Olivia’s hit song “Magic.”
I wish I could describe to you exactly what this is but I have nothing. I am at a complete and utter loss!
Here’s the video. Are you ready?
The collaboration was launched last weekend, but not to the rapturous applause Olivia is used to.
Mother and daughter have teamed up to release a clubbed up version of ONJ’s 1980 hit Magic from the film Xanadu.
Unfortunately, the new song with her daughter bears little resemblance to the beautiful original ballad, released 35 years ago. Olivia’s vocals have been messed with, and perhaps Chloe’s should’ve been messed with a bit more!
Earlier this year ONJ revealed she was working on the collaboration with her daughter, telling reporters: “It’s now called You Have To Believe and it’s a dance remake of Magic with [house producer] Dave Aude. She’s starting again, rewriting songs, talking to producers. It’s very exciting.”
It’s great to see ONJ and her 29-year-old daughter share some happy times recently as they have had quite a few troubled years which would have caused any mother considerable pain – from Chloe’s battles with eating disorders and her disturbingly gaunt frame as a young woman, various cosmetic surgery procedures, her confessions about drug abuse and all too intimate revelations about her love life.
Chloe made headlines in 2009 when at the age of 23 she collapsed in front of a Los Angeles strip club after she and a girlfriend were turned away for being too drunk.
In 2013 Chloe told Woman’s Day of her drug habit: “I was using most days and nights. And not only was I doing coke, I was drinking vodka heavily also. I had to combine the two.”
Even her personal relationships became magazine fodder, Chloe openly discussing her long-time engagement to James Driscoll way back in 2011 when it was revealed he was still married and living with his wife.
The video features a very different looking Chloe- super pumped up lips, engorged breasts and outfits that are more at home in a burlesque show. Of course the subsequent scrutiny was always going to be there.
She fired back on social media: “Got my first negative comment calling me a trashy no talent slut. And I almost forgot that there are really weird hateful people out there! So just know I love you and value your comments.
“Success and happiness is a magnet for jealousy and hate. So just remember not to let anyone bring you down when you are following your dreams, because they are jealous that you are doing something with your life.”
What do you make of this version of Olivia Newton John’s classic song? Love or loathe?