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View Poll Results: WHo do you feel really had The Power Of Love?
Frankie Goes To Hollywood 2 5.00%
Huey Lewis & The News 35 87.50%
Jennifer Rush 3 7.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old October 17 2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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"The Power Of Love"...

.... Whose iconic 80s pop song of the same name was your favourite?
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Huey Lewis & The News
  • Jennifer Rush (although Celine Dion did the same song later )

(This thread was inspired by a thread in another forum I frequent on a semi-regular basis, which asked the very same question. Everyone was baffled. Kids these days... )

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So... whose "Love" was the most "Power"-ful?
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Old October 17 2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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Re: "The Power Of Love"...

Huey Lewis.

Never heard the 1st song and the last one is crap.

Besides, it's HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS!
.....Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercial and artistically....
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Old October 17 2009, 01:18 AM   #3
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Re: "The Power Of Love"...

1.32 Jiggowatts!!!
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Old October 17 2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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As a huge Huey lewis fan i have to voted for their version.
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Old October 17 2009, 03:02 AM   #5
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C'mon. Huey Fuckin' Lewis.
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Old October 17 2009, 03:43 AM   #6
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On this board? If the song from Back to the Future doesn't trounce the competition, I will eat my hat.

Huey Lewis and the News. Easily.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:02 AM   #7
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Re: "The Power Of Love"...

Huey Lewis & The News, baby!

You don't need money, don't take fame,
don't take no credit card to ride this train,
it's strong and it's sudden,
and it's cruel sometimes,
but it might just save your life..
that's the power of love!


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Old October 17 2009, 04:08 AM   #8
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Somehow Celine Dion's version of The Power of Love is better, which is strange thing to say. Though, Rush has that awesome 80's hair.
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Old October 17 2009, 04:46 AM   #9
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You forgot one:



Okay, it was a hit in 1991, and you said iconic '80s songs, but the Jennifer Rush song wasn't a hit until Celine covered it in the '90s either.
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Old October 17 2009, 10:14 AM   #10
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Re: "The Power Of Love"...

Level 2 Die-agnostic wrote: View Post
the Jennifer Rush song wasn't a hit until Celine covered it in the '90s either.
It was a #1 hit for ever over here.
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Old October 17 2009, 03:33 PM   #11
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Much as I love Frankie, I really hate their version of TPoL. Well, to be fair, I don't mind it, but the "hooded claw" line just makes me think of Penelope Pitstop and it kinda takes me out of it.
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Old October 17 2009, 03:36 PM   #12
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Huey is the man!
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Old October 17 2009, 05:49 PM   #13
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Re: "The Power Of Love"...

I do really like the Jennifer Rush song, its a good fist clenching 80s ballard. But of course it's all about Huey Lewis.
BTTF is my favourite film of all time after all.


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Old October 17 2009, 05:53 PM   #14
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Hadn't heard the Frankie version before. One of my mates loves the Rush version and insists on putting it on the jukebox when we go in a certain pub.

For me though, it's gotta be Huey Lewis
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Old October 17 2009, 06:34 PM   #15
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Huey Lewis!
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