Song Lyric Sunday 26th July

Jim has given us Different/Same as our theme today, so as I prepare my effort the night before in readiness for linking to Jim’s relevant post, I hope I’ve got the correct gist!

I can think of several songs with the same title that are totally unrelated or songs that have been covered by many different artistes, so this opens up a fine challenge for variety and interpretations.
I’ve going with The Power of Love by Frankie goes to Hollywood, Jennifer Rush and Huey Lewis and the News.

The latter was used in the original Back to The Future movie in 1985.
It gave the band their first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and their second number-one hit on the U.S.  Over here in the UK it peaked at Number 9.
Written by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla, the lyrics are in the clip

Frankie Goes to Hollywood had a number one hit with a song of the same title in 1984.
I bought the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome which topped the charts, as did Relax (banned by the BBC), and subsequent singles Two Tribes (9 weeks) and The Power of Love (1 week) making the band the first since Gerry and The Pacemakers to top the charts with their first three singles.
It was written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O’Toole and Brian Nash, four of the five members of the band. Again the lyrics are in the clip.

My final choice is by Jennifer Rush.
“The Power of Love” is a song co-written and originally recorded by American singer Jennifer Rush, real name Heidi Stern, in 1984. It has been covered by several artists, most notably by Air Supply, Celine Dion and Laura Branigan,
Released in Europe in 1985, it reached Number 1 in the UK charts in October 1985, becoming the best selling UK single that year.
I ‘sang’ this at a neighbour’s wedding in 1992……… well Hubby and I were smooching to it and I was singing along in his ear.

This video is the extended version and I can still remember all the words!

“The Power Of Love”
lyrics courtesy

The whispers in the morning
Of lovers sleeping tight
Are rolling by like thunder now
As I look in your eyes
I hold on to your body
And feel each move you make
Your voice is warm and tender
A love that I could not forsake’Cause I am your lady
And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can

Even though there may be times
It seems I’m far away
Never wonder where I am
‘Cause I am always by your side

‘Cause I am your lady
And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’ll do all that I can

We’re heading for something
Somewhere I’ve never been
Sometimes I am frightened
But I’m ready to learn
‘Bout the power of love

The sound of your heart beating
Made it clear suddenly
The feeling that I can’t go on
Is light years away

‘Cause I am your lady
And you are my man
Whenever you reach for me
I’m gonna do all that I can

We’re heading for something
Somewhere I’ve never been
Sometimes I am frightened
But I’m ready to learn
‘Bout the power of love

Ooh The power of love
The power of love




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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 26th July

  1. CARAMEL says:

    I love this song….but my Dadda, my goodness it must be his all time favourite! I loved the Jennifer Rush version especially. I only heard it for the first time when Celine Dion covered it. As soon as my Dad realized I liked the song, he would enthuse over how amazing Jennifer Rush’s version was….and…
    …my father (to my eternal shame!), would sing the entire song, trying to hit all the high notes…usually when we were in the car. I remember my friends looking at me wondering if my Dadda was crazy!!!
    I love him for it!!!

    • I liked the Jennifer Rush version and had her album, hence knowing the extending version. I had the Celine Dion version too.
      Three different songs with the same title, and all hits in their own way.

  2. Maggie says:

    Yay! I had first considered the same title different song route when I changed my mind at the last second. I am happy someone else used this perfect fit for the prompt. Great choice of songs!

  3. Nice takes on different songs! 🙂

  4. It looks like a lot of people are going with the same song by different people and I would never have thought of that. The SLS participants are so creative, nice music Di.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Great choices really enjoyed this post 💜

  6. Carol anne says:

    Love that song! A big ballad 🙂

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