Saturday, 23 November 2013

John Paul Young - 'Love Is In The Air'

Saturday Night Jukebox.....
Everyone has a guilty pleasure



John Paul Young - 'Love Is In The Air' (1977)

I really can't help myself with this one. I now realise not only does music bring me amazing pleasure but dance does too! I wish I could say it was my dancing but, no, its watching other people dance. My favourites are Latin American and B-Boy dancing but really anything will do. I'm an avid watcher of 'Strictly' and was catching up the other day. I knew the crew were due to do their bit at Blackpool so was looking forward to a fun number or two. Well, I watched the opening number and I was shocked at the emotion that came flooding in! Am I getting old? First of all there were the dancers and the celebrities who showed their face, then the little kiddies who looked so professional. Then the old folks who probably dance there every week (and have been for years). Something twigged in me and I felt a tear, such tradition! I almost felt like I did during the London Olympic Opening Ceremony! I can't explain why but it was just seeing the old folks with the kids all doing something beautiful and timeless that got me....shucks.



Not only is this song associated with a really fab, fantastic, feel good Aussie take on the Dirty Dancing film, but whenever I hear it I, get transported to a little taverna call Duke's Bar in Cyprus, where I learned what's what on my first holiday away from home. On karaoke night, this song would be dusted off, again and again, by an ol' geezer who insisted we call him....Jorge. He was brilliant, bless him, but he couldn't speak any English except the words of the song which were perfect!

The film Strictly Ballroom is a classic, I love the cheesy video that was made to accompany the film in 1992. I'm guessing that all blokes are gonna hate this one! Hard core fans, check out what I'm taking about below!

 

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sfw
24 November 2013 at 11:05

Noooooooo. You're getting old

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24 November 2013 at 17:09

Well if it turns you on and you get pleasure it can't be bad...excuse me I must go clean up my vomit! It must be the tall blonde, she is awful...she deserves her husband....made for each other, I say

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25 November 2013 at 07:23

I have to say that Strictly definitely isn't my cup of cha-cha but there's no denying what a classic track this

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26 November 2013 at 11:43

I've never seen Strictly, but I do remember having to watch 'Come Dancing' with my Nan in the 1960s and early 1970s. She was excited beyond words the first time she saw it in colour. I think her eyes (& ears!) would explode if she were still around to see this latest incarnation.

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29 November 2013 at 12:16

Fran! Strictly Ballroom was one of the first films I watched with my now wife, probably after a double bill with Close Encounters I think. She's also a big fan of Strictly and I suppose I am too through association and since Blackpool is her hood...well that extravaganza was overwhelming for her. The power of dance, Sfw don't knock it, birds love it and it's a real deal clincher if a guy can dance. I can't, I wish I could rather than just fall over during a drunken shuffle.

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