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Where does the phrase "love is in the air" originally come from?

Asked by niki (714points) May 28th, 2009

where does it first come from?
is it from a play, a poem, or some other source?
been really curiuos about this, as i often see this in many lyrics, especially in pop music.

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MrGV's avatar

It’s a title of a song. JPY had the original hit version in 1978. It was written by Harry
Vanda and George Young, who wrote most of JPY’s hits, and has been
covered many performers since. It resurfaced again in Strictly
Ballroom in 1992.

niki's avatar

@MrGeneVan : oh really? is it the name of the band (JPY)?
what does the phrase mean?
and how did Vanda and Young got come out with such beautiful phrase?
is it really their pure invention?
or there’s been a sort of past literature writings or works, which they eventually adopt it and develop it into this phrase?

MrGV's avatar

@niki You’ll have to ask them directly to find out those questions.

crisw's avatar

The phrase is MUCH older than that- I think it goes back to at least Shakespearian times.

MrGV's avatar

@crisw is probably right

dalepetrie's avatar

I too believe the phrase predates that song, but interestingly enough, JPY (short for John Paul Young – no relation to George) is often produced by George Young (who wrote the song “Love is In the Air” with Harry Vanda). Vanda and Young were actually best known for being in the 60s band The Easybeats, which itself was most famous for the song “Friday on My Mind”. What’s really interesting is that George Young produced the first 6 albums for his younger brothers…Angus and Malcolm…and their band, AC/DC.

Unfortunately, I can’t answer the question asked…just thought the degrees of separation were fascinating.

Lupin's avatar

Pheromones,.... pheromones Mmmm

cyn's avatar

from me!

cyn's avatar

i think Darwin is crafting a really big response….i’ve been here for 5 minutes….already

Darwin's avatar

Apparently it is a proverb about Spring (‘Tis Spring and love is in the air) but no one has claimed it or discussed its origin. It must be quite old because it is so ubiquitous.

Not a long response, just a very heavily researched one.

cyn's avatar

oh man…
my guessing was incorrect!

Blondesjon's avatar

I like to say it after a particularly satisfying bowel movement.

settle down ladies…i’m taken.

Kraken's avatar

A woman that appreciates a man’s farts.
(See Peter Griffin with the episode of him teaching Meg to appreciate a man’s farts for further clarification)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

not the right answer, but a more danceable one…

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