John Paul Young (Australian pop singer)

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John Paul Young, OAM (born 21 June 1950), is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer who had a 1978 worldwide hit with "Love Is in the Air". Initially performing as John Young, he was associated with songwriters/producers Vanda & Young (ex-The Easybeats), who provided him with "Love Is in the Air", "Yesterday's Hero", "I Hate the Music" and "Standing in the Rain".

His career was boosted by regular appearances as a performer and guest host on national broadcaster, ABC's 1974–1987 TV series, Countdown. For touring purposes he fronted The All Stars, who also worked with Vanda & Young's former bandmate Stevie Wright. The All Stars included Warren Morgan (ex-Chain, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) on piano and vocals, who co-wrote songs with Young. Besides "Love Is in the Air", Young had top ten chart success in Germany and the Netherlands with "Standing in the Rain" and four other top ten hits in South Africa, including No. 1 hits with "I Hate the Music" in 1976 and "Yesterday's Hero" in 1977.

On 27 August 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Hero John Paul Young 1
1976 JPY John Paul Young 2
1978 Lost in Your Love John Paul Young 1
1978 Love Is in the Air John Paul Young 2
1996 Now John Paul Young 1
2006 In Too Deep John Paul Young 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Classic Hits John Paul Young 2
1989 Yesterday's Hero John Paul Young 1
1997 Greatest Hits John Paul Young 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Love Is in the Air John Paul Young 2
1992 Love Is in the Air (ballroom mix) John Paul Young 2
2001 Love Is in the Air (The Jack Flash Mixes) Milk&Sugar vs. John Paul Young feat. Jack Flash 1

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