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Monday, 26 June 2017

Post 688 - John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air

"Love Is in the Air" is a 1977 disco song  by John Paul Young. The song was written by George Young and Harry Vanda and it became a worldwide hit in 1978, peaking at No. 3 on the Australian charts and No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the song peaked at No. 7 on the pop chart and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the adult contemporary chart, his only US top 40 hit. The song was released as the lead single from Young's fourth studio album, (here for you to download) “Love Is in the Air” (475606-2) in 1978. John Paul Young said of the recording, "We actually did 'Love Is in the Air' because we needed something for the German market. ‘Standing in the Rain' became a hit in the clubs over there and then on the charts, so we needed a follow-up. I'd been to Germany and heard the music. It was electronic mania, all clicks and electronic buzzes. So George and Harry gave it the treatment." "Love Is in the Air" was the theme song to Baz Luhrmann's 1992 debut feature film “Strictly Ballroom”. Young performed the song at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Musicians on the LP were Johnny Dick, Ian Miller, Warren Morgan, Rockwell T.James and Jacques De Jongh. Flac

1 comment:

AussieRock said...

Thanks so much Gary. Apparently this one's as rare as hens eggs on CD - so much appreciated.
All the best mate