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A song about an ice mountain paradise by the band Rush.
"I listened to Xanadu the other day."
"Oh hey, I love that song!"
by Skelwor May 11, 2009
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The Broadway musical based upon the 1980s movie with Olivia Newton-John. Playing at the Helen Hayes Theater, Xanadu tells the story of an artist (Sonny Malone) who is saved by a Greek muse (Clio/Kira) who appears out of the chalk mural he is creating. Together, they create great art: a roller disco named Xanadu. The OBC stars Cheyenne Jackson, Kerry Butler, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa, and Tony Roberts, to name a few.
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Broadway Enthusiast: I hope Xanadu does well at the Tony Awards!

Ex #2
Broadway Enthusiast: I just saw Xanadu!
Ignoramus: Isn't that a trashy movie?
Broadway Enthusiast: But now it's a fantastic musical on Broadway!
by Broadway Enthusiast February 15, 2008
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1. lengthy prog rock/hard rock tune by the Canadian band Rush. I think it refers to a classic piece of lit called "Kubla Khan", don't quote me on this.

2. one of the most wretchedly godawful movies ever made. An absolute waste of time, film, money and effort. It was a total dud and a bomb during the summer of 1980. The story line was unbelievably stupid. It was possibly the worst movie ever released to public cinemas until that exalted status was taken by "Sibling Rivalry" ten years later. It starred the Aussie Olivia Newton-John as a "muse", can U dig it? But it gets worse from there, much worse. About the best thing about this flick is the historical fact that the action that occured during the music clips foretold the emergence of MTV the following year. The soundtrack ain't too bad, however. Olivia scored a big hit with "Magic", another one with "Suddenly" (with Cliff Richard), and the title track with the "Electric Light Orchestra". ELO also scored high with their own "I'm Alive" and "All Over the World". Despite the embarrassment that this shitty movie placed upon them, ELO and Olivia would go on further into their music careers with even more success.
1. When I saw Rush on their "30th Anniversary Tour" in 2004 they played a wide spectrum of classics, including "Xanadu".

2. I first saw Xanadu on TV at my grandparents' house one summer a few years after that movie first came out. A complete piece of trash. Olivia herself would later star in another flick, "Two of a Kind", with John Travolta again. It too was an utter pile of puke. My roomate commented on Olivia's nice ass. That was the best thing you could say about that one.
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Old name for China. Most famous in the Samuel Taylor Coleridge by the same name. He wrote the start of the poem while under the influence of laudum (opium in alcohol) but was interrupted before finishing and subsequently forgot how it all went.
In Xanadu did Kublai Khan a stately pleasure dome decree
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The druggiest, rollerskatingist, movie ever. With the Australian girl.
Xanadu has changed my life.
I know can no longer see colors.
by Olivia Newtown John October 15, 2003
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One of the 10 worst movies in History.
I realized that Olivia's ass was way too flat.
by Hugh G Rection January 21, 2005
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The feeling of euphoria after having a really intense bowel movement.
"that shit sent me to Xanadu."
by Wizard Of Olz June 22, 2005
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