Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush (1984), Air Supply (1985), Laura Branigan (1987) & Céline Dion (1993)



"The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush (1984)

DID YOU KNOW? On October 12th of 1985, American Pop/Rock singer Jennifer Rush was at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart w/ her smash hit, "The Power Of Love" — the ballad was originally written in 1984. 



"The Power Of Love" by Jennifer Rush (1985)

Despite rising to number one in various countries, "The Power of Love" failed to become a significant US hit — despite performances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and American Bandstand, it stalled at No. 57 on the Billboard charts.



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"The Power Of Love (You Are My Lady)" by Air Supply (1985)

Next-up, the platinum-selling Australian duo Air Supply covered "The Power of Love" in the Summer of 1985 — changing the song's title to "The Power of Love (You Are My Lady)" because Huey Lewis and the News also had a song named, The Power Of Love on the charts and perhaps, to clarify that it was a male's version of song ♫ I am your lady / You are my man ♫ was aptly-switched to, "You are my lady / I am your man" by the incomparable vocalist Russell Hitchcock.


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"The Power Of Love" by Laura Branigan (1987)

In 1987, multi-platinum singer † R.I.P. Laura Branigan (July 3rd, 1952 — August 26th, 2004) R.I.P. † covered Jennifer Rush's song and put her powerful & raspy-voiced stamp on one of the most covered ballads in music history. Branigan's version received moderate success — reaching No. 26 on the Billboard charts in 1987.


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"The Power Of Love" by Céline Dion (1993)

Finally, it was Céline Dion's turn w/ the help of legendary producer David Foster — securing her very first No. 1 song in the U.S. — enjoying platinum-selling & world-wide success w/ her version in 1993.


And there you have it ladies & gentlemen, one of the most covered songs that you probably did even know about — and if you don't know, now you know [bleep]!


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