Sunday, 27 November 2011

When Love was in the air!

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"Love Is in the Air" was a 1977 Disco hit sung by John Paul Young. The song was written by George Young and Harry Vanda. The song became his only worldwide hit during 1978, peaking at No. 2 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.
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"Love Is in the Air" was covered in Canada by Quebec artist Martin Stevens (born Roger Prud'homme), and had the distinction of sharing Toronto's CHUM (AM) Top 30 chart, the premier pop chart in Canada, with John Paul Young's version.

Stevens' version debuted on the October 7, 1978, chart at No11, six weeks after John Paul Young's version which was No12 at that point. Next week they shared the 10th place position, and were listed at the same position for the remainder of both versions' run of the CHUM chart. Both versions stayed on the chart until the end of November.

"Love Is in the Air" was covered by Tom Jones in 1979 and by Gary Barlow under the stage name of Kurtis Rush in 1989. "Love Is in the Air" was the theme song to Baz Lurhmann's 1992 debut feature film Strictly Ballroom. In 1997, the song was covered by Krush featuring Simon Green. In 2007, the song was also covered by Rupert Everett and Colin Firth for the movie St. Trinians.

The song is regularly sung at football matches by supporters of Dundee United, who have adopted it as an unofficial anthem for their club.

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