Nearly 40 years after Grease first hit theaters, fans are still hopelessly devoted to the soundtrack – and sometimes, they happen to be metalheads.
The New York rockers Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond recently released their headbanging cover of “You’re the One That I Want,” and it differs slightly from the silver screen version performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (not to mention the even more saccharine Broadway musical that preceded them).
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Decked in their hair-metal finest, with no can of Aqua-Net spared, Tragedy frolic on the beach, woo their ladies and then unleash their thrash chops in the most anarchistic pep rally this side of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The result is hilarious and arguably even more heartwarming than the original, not least for the visual pun unleashed on the line “it’s electrifying.”
Get schooled below, and also keep a keen ear for a racy lyric change midway: