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It’s All About The Song ...“Love Is In The Air”

Posted on 14 Feb 2013

In celebration of the day of LOVE, it seems only fitting we acknowledge one of the greatest LOVE songs ... 'Love Is In the Air' (Vanda & Young)  

Love Is in The Air was written by Harry Vanda and George Young.  The performance by John Paul Young was released on 6th January 1978.  By June it had peaked at #2 in the Australian charts and was becoming a massive international hit.  It reached #1 in South Africa and Bangkok, #2 in Norway, Sweden and Holland, #3 in Germany, #5 in the UK and was Top 40 in the USA.

The song remains one of the most successful of all Australian pop recordings and has become an international pop standard. "Love Is in the Air" has been covered by such diverse artists as Tom Jones, Kurtis Rush (Gary Barlow), Martin Stevens,  Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, Shirley Bassey and an unreleased version by Cher

The 1992 movie Strictly Ballroom featured "Love Is in the Air" exposing the song to a whole new generation. It again stormed the charts reaching #4 in October.

JPY performed the song at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. 

In 2001 the track was remixed by German producers Milk and Sugar again creating exposing the song to a new audience and.... The track was now a top 40 hit In UK, Germany Spain

3 different decades, 2 different century, 2 different millennium.....

The song was also recognised by APRA as the 'Most played Australian song overseas” in 2004

 

Love is in the air

Everywhere I look around
Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound

And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

Love is in the air
In the whisper of the trees
Love is in the air
In the thunder of the sea

And I don't know if I'm just dreaming
Don't know if I feel sane
But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when you call out my name

Love is in the air
Love is in the air
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Love is in the air
In the rising of the sun
Love is in the air
When the day is nearly done

And I don't know if you're an illusion
Don't know if I see it true
But you're something that I must believe in
And you're there when I reach out for you

Love is in the air
Every sight and every sound
And I don't know if I'm being foolish
Don't know if I'm being wise

But it's something that I must believe in
And it's there when I look in your eyes

 

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