|"I Hate the Music"|
"I Hate the Music" was recorded by John Paul Young in 1976.
Young achieved top 20 hit singles in Sweden, with "Yesterday's Hero" and "I Hate the Music", and in South Africa where "I Hate the Music" and "Yesterday's Hero" were No. 1 hits.
Young was born in 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland and his family emigrated to Australia arriving in Sydney on Australia Day (26 January) 1962 at the age of 11.
Initially performing as John Young, his first involvement in music began in late 1967 when he formed a band, Elm Tree, with schoolmates.
He was later persuaded to sign as a solo artist to Albert Productions—the company that had produced Australia's top 1960s group The Easybeats.
Napier-Bell then produced Young's first hit single, "Pasadena", at Armstrong Studios in Melbourne; it was co-written by George Young (no relation) and Harry Vanda of The Easybeats, together with British actor David Hemmings who was a partner in Napier-Bell's label, SNB Records.
On 27 August 2009, Young was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
Young received a telegram from Jim Sharman who wanted him to audition as Annas for Harry M. Miller’s original Australian production of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Young remained with the production until it closed in February 1974.
Young renewed his association with Albert Productions, signing with them as a solo artist.
Young achieved top 20 hit singles in Sweden, with "Yesterday's Hero" and "I Hate the Music",[ and in South Africa where "I Hate the Music" and "Yesterday's Hero" were No. 1 hits, and "Keep on Smilin'" and "I Wanna Do It with You" were top ten hits.