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Even Though It's 'Risky,' This Artist Just Reinterpreted 'Grease's' 'You're The One That I Want'

So smooth.

Back in May, Daecolm performed a cover of ABBA's "Dancing Queen," reimagining it as if it had been made in 2017. Now he's at it again, this time remixing "You're the One That I Want" from the 1978 Grease soundtrack. 

For this particular cover, Daecolm slows the original song way down, adding in some groovy instrumentals and showcasing his vocals. By the end of it, he's created an entirely new version of the Olivia Newton John and John Travolta number.

"Thank you for watching this video. [It was a] risky song to do, to flip the switch [on] such a classic," Daecolm says at the end of the performance, captured in a YouTube video. "I'm sure I'll get some interesting comments, especially from the die-hard Grease fans, but I really do hope you enjoy this. Just an interpretation, my own little spin on it," he says, adding that it's one of his mom's favorite songs. 

When it comes to connecting with his fans, like he does at the end of this video, Daecolm told us in May:

"The people that will listen and buy and share your music will end up being some of the most important people in your life and your career — and to not pay attention and show them just as much love would be crazy! I want to hear all the good and the bad." 

Be sure to check out Daecolm's cover below, and find more of his work on his YouTube channel here:

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