There are tons of musicals out there, but only some of them are legendary enough to become cornerstones of pop culture. One of them is most certainly “Grease,” the musical adapted into a 1978 movie starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The movie’s final number, “You’re the One That I Want,” was featured in the Pepsi commercial that premiered during the VMAs on Sunday night, with Doja Cat singing the entire song.
The singer admitted she struggled with performing “You’re the One That I Want” in an interview with Billboard: “Back then, music was so different and so carefully done. It wasn’t just loops and beats, which is why I feel like this was a bit harder for me.”
Doja Cat’s struggles didn’t show in the “Grease”-inspired Pepsi commercial. Instead, it proved to be a massive hit with viewers. Fans of Doja Cat seemed happy with the results and took to Twitter to share their feelings about the spot. Twitter user @nodeadnobread reacted with a short and simple comment: “Doja ate thatttt.”
Fans also shared their hopes for the song to be released officially. “You gotta release this cover respectfully,” tweeted @Jay55851446. “If she [doesn’t] put this on streaming platforms…” Twitter user @blackfatteen agreed.
It’s hard not to see why the song is such a hit with fans. Not only is it a tried and true classic, but Doja Cat’s modern spin on the song makes it a version worth hyping up.