Olivia Newton-John Toughen Up (Mirror Ball’s Stereoz Remix)

“never let him see you cry”

After all these years, I still don’t whether I love this album or hate it…..but TOUGHEN UP has to be of my favourite ONJ videos. So camp!!! The song didn’t survive the 80’s. I blame the synthesiser cause ONJ’s voice kicks ass on this track. I mashed it with an instrumental track from the Russian producer DJ StereOz.

Enjoy, MBRemixes

From www.onlyolivia.com

“The song written by Terry Britten/Graham Lyle has a reggae feel which was a new area for Olivia. This is a strange VIDEO and has been filmed very much tongue in cheek. Olivia is a teacher at a finishing school for girls. She’s teaching the women and girls not to be taken for granted by their men and how to fight back. Olivia also plays one the pupils at the school – a school girl.”



Soul Kiss is the thirteenth studio album by Australian pop, adult contemporary singer, Olivia Newton-John, which was released in October 1985. It made No. 11 on the AustralianKent Music Report Albums Chart and the Top 30 on the United States Billboard 200. The album was produced by long-time associate, John Farrar, who also co-wrote four tracks; the cover art includes photography of Newton-John by Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts.

Singles[edit]Although the album was not as commercially successful as her previous efforts it made the Top 30 on the United StatesBillboard 200,[2] and was certified Gold by RIAA in the US.[3]It charted at No. 5 in Japan; and peaked at No. 11 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart.[4]

  • The album’s title song reached No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts;[2] and peaked at No. 12 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[4] Newton-John’s last US Top 40 Pop single to date; her second-to-last in Canada; and “Bubbled Under” on the UK singles chart at No. 100. It was also remixed into a 12″ single mix, which featured a new Carib-influenced percussion overdub.
  • The follow-up single, “Toughen Up,” (written for Tina Turner but rejected by her as inferior) failed to chart, except for a top 70 placement in Australia.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Toughen Up” (Graham Lyle, Terry Britten) 3:51
  2. Soul Kiss” (Mark Goldenberg) 4:32
  3. “Queen of the Publication” (John Farrar, Stephen Kipner, Tom Snow) 3:55
  4. “Emotional Tangle” (Farrar, Billy Thorpe) 4:05
  5. “Culture Shock” (Kipner, Paul Bliss) 3:52
  6. “Moth to a Flame” (Kipner, Bliss) 3:46
  7. “Overnight Observation” (Farrar, Snow) 4:27
  8. “You Were Great, How Was I?” (duet with Carl Wilson) (Farrar, Snow) 3:46
  9. “Driving Music” (Kipner, Tommy Emmanuel) 3:41
  10. “The Right Moment” (Gerry Rafferty) 3:44
  • European and Japanese versions also contained “Electric” as the tenth track. In the US, “Electric” was the “B side” to the first single, “Soul Kiss.”

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