VIDEO: ‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ Cover Of Frankie Valli’s Iconic Song
Grease is the word!
In the new music video for Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, you can catch a peek at the opening scene of the new series, with a re-do of Frankie Valli’s original song “Grease.”
A pink and white title card reads “Grease is the word,” instruments begin to play Frankie Valli’s popular hit in the background, and two people lock lips at the drive-in theater before coming out of their car and breaking into song and dance, and everyone at the drive-in joining in – like all good musicals!
As announced last year, the musical series is set four years before the original Grease. It was 1954 – a time before “rock ‘n’ roll ruled” and the T-Birds owned the school.
Now, “four fed-up outcasts” are deciding to operate “on their own terms” at Rydell High. Then comes the ultimate rise of the Pink Ladies – that famous clique of high school girls led by Stockard Channing and Didi Conn, in their roles as Rizzo and Frenchy in the 1978 film. Along with Sandy (the late Olivia Newton John), Jan (Jamie Donnelly), and Marty (Dinah Manoff).
The new 10-episode series, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, is fronted by showrunner, writer, director and executive producer Annabel Oakes; director and executive producer Alethea Jones; executive music producer Justin Tranter; and director and choreographer Jamal Sims.
It’s been 45 years since the original Grease was released, and we first heard Frankie Valli sing the opening theme song, that went on to be a huge hit. Personally, I like this new version, and I like that the movie was so iconic that it lives on, in Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.
Yes, there was a Grease 2, but like Richie’s brother Chuck on Happy Days, and the two Darrin’s on Bewitched – we don’t talk about it.