LOVE IS IN THE AIRDance/performance number 102 by Legs & Co _________________________________________________
Performed by John Paul Youngand reaching number 5 in the UK charts _________________________________________________
Original broadcast date 18/05/78Duration of dance -- 2.28 mins _________________________________________________
Dancers -- Gill, Patti, Pauline, Rosie,Sue
The Legs & Co attendance register so far after 102 dances
Not a routine to set the pulses racing, but its pleasant enough and as ever the girls look quite lovely. The set is sparsely decorated, infact the only decoration looks like a loads of hanging toilet rolls. The dance moves are quite basic, but i do enjoy the sideways walk or crab walking as i like to call it. Gill`s hair looks amazing, the bouncy look suits her. Gill & Patti have little solos were they advance on the camera, but Rosie & Pauline don't feature to heavily. As we have learned this week limping Lulu could not take part in this one. Star dancer in this for me was Sue, her 30 second solo was executed to perfection with such ease. She sure was a joy to watch and made it look so simple.
Rating--Very much a middle of the road kind of song and dance, so its 7.5 out of 10 from me.
I quite like this one. The ladies are smooth as silk flowing through this very danceable number and although the ceiling could quite happily be redecorated, all the other factors are positive for me. Sue's solo is indeed very good and so are the other two mini-solos. I like the loose off the shoulder outfits too and with a few more close-up shots this could have been even higher up my hit parade. Anyway I'm giving 8/10 and DotD once again to Sue
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
Those dangley bits again, reminiscent of Pauline's, solo I Wanna Get Next To You routine, from the previous year, except that this time, the studio set's a kind of bile-green colour, but apart from that, & the fact that this routine's Lulu-less, it's pretty god-damn fine one, it the rest of the ladies here, complement their dresses, with pants underneath, & imho, they manage it rather nicely.
A brilliant Sue solo sub-routine also in there, just enhances an already respectable routine even more so.
I'm not keen on the outfits; when the ladies dance with their arms behind their backs, it gives the impression they are wearing strait jackets. Also, given Sue's revelation this week about what happened to Lulu, when watching this routine now I find it easy to spot where she ought to be during parts of this routine - that the remaining five recover the routine is testament to the collective skills of everyone.
Did my eyes deceive me or did Pauline take quite a bad tumble (she was at the very right of the screen) just as she joined the circle with the other girls? Well she certainly recovered well enough if she did.
There seemed to be some new little intricacies to this routine which I quite liked, and overall I found the whole thing to be quite fresh from recent performances, however it's never quite right when there's someone missing, especially when that someone is Lulu.
I always think of this song as the spiritual chart brother of Never Let Her Slip Away. Here, the white blousey trouser-suits give a more subtle flavour of summer time than the routine to NLHSA. With the white streamers, I suppose Flick thought we better have something - anything - in the air. The arms behind backs thing is a bit weird: as if they're fated to be placed in bondage by the streamers. All tied up in love. It looks awkward. Which can't be said for Gill's mini solo and that saucy little look, which is the second best bit. I think it's good they're limited to one high kick because in those outfits it looks unsuitably like a karate move! Then we have the highlight, DOTD Sue's solo where she continues the puppet-like shoulder movements and spins, shakes it, and loosens up to perfection.