The time for summer loving is behind us, but the time for Grease covers knows no season. We’ve already heard “You’re the One That I Want” covered in a weird goth-country guise. If the production on that one was a little too out there for you though, this should be more up your alley. It’s a stripped-down take by Angus & Julia Stone (though unless Angus is strumming that guitar, it’s really just Julia). Prepare to melt.
The track appeared on their Big Jet Plane EP earlier this year, but we’re just catching up to it now. The whisper-soft singing conjures up a very different Grease. In this version, Sandy Olsson arrives at Rydell High. She starts unpopular. She stays unpopular. She pines after Danny Zuko. He doesn’t know she exists. He marries the cheerleader. Sandy sings this alone in her room.