‘Grease’ Classic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Gets Metal Makeover
You'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't seen rapidly aging teens Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta singing about their mutual attraction in the classic Grease number "You're the One That I Want." But Tragedy, an all metal tribute to the Bee Gees and more, are giving the song a fresh spin in one of the hottest videos on the internet.
These kids aren't the leather jacket-wearing greasers from the '50s, but rather a modernized hard rock band of brothers attending the Our Lady of Perpetual Decimation high school. When the leader, Disco Mountain Man, arrives back in the halls, he's greeted by his buddies who ask him what he's been up to all summer. And much like Grease, it's revealed that he met up with a girl. But this is no poodle-skirt wearing young lady. Instead, it's an anarchy-loving blonde bombshell decked out in black and red.
What follows is a re-imagined version of the song, with an ominous opening bass line and killer vocals from Mountain Man reminiscent of some of '80s metal. The song eventually picks up with some heavy metal riffing, rough vocals and other more metal-styled tweaks. Meanwhile, the video plays out with the kids gathering at a Nirvana-like 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' pep rally. Since its debut on March 1, the clip has surpassed 200,000 views on YouTube.