THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
447-John Paul Young-Love Is In The Air.
1978-Number 5 single.
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The song was written by George Young(no relation to John Paul Young)and Harry Vanda who had both been members of 1960’s Australian Rock band The Easybeats(see also best songs 939.)
John Paul Young was born in Scotland in 1950 and at the age of eleven emigrated to Australia with his family.His big break came when performing on Australia’s number one music show ‘Countdown,’the show’s producers were looking to make a star out of an unknown and he became one of the programmes presenters for the next thirteen years.
In 1992 the song was remixed and became popular again when used in Baz Luhrmann’s debut feature film ‘Strictly Ballroom.’
‘Love is in the air everywhere I look around.’
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