Olivia Newton-John: Vocals
Steve Lukather: Guitar on ˝Physical˝, Acoustic Guitar on ˝Carried Away˝
John Hobbs: Keyboards, Synthesizers
Michael Boddicker: Polymoog
Bill Cuomo: Synthesizer
Tom Snow: Prophet Synthesizer on ˝Make a Move on Me˝ and ˝Recovery˝, Piano on ˝Carried Away˝
John Farrar: Guitar, Vocoder, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Carlos Vega: Drums & Timpani
Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman: Percussion
Gary Herbig: Horns
The album was a massive success, peaking in sixth place on Billboard 200and ranking double platinum.
This was also Newton-John’s first and only album to chart R&B, peaking at number thirty-two.
With country music completely overlooked for this album, this unsurprisingly became Newton-John’s first studio album not to chart country since her 1971 debut, If Not for You.
Physical is the best selling album by a female Australian singer, selling 10,000,000 copies worldwide.