Great Scott! This is the future! Yes, today is the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the future (in the second movie). However, in 1985, the first movie was released and one of the songs on the soundtrack was The Power Of Love. Originally, Huey Lewis had another song for the movie (Nick Of Time), but eventually it was never made. Patti LaBelle did sing it, but for another movie. Huey Lewis sung another song for the movie (Back In Time). Alex Call, who was a good friend of Huey Lewis, thought of the title The Power Of Love. He does get money for the song, though he is not credited. The horn section of Tower of Power played on the song, and they toured with Huey Lewis, which ment Huey Lewis had to promote Tower Of Power, as that was the deal. All those things together, the song was finished. This was two days before the movie was finished! The song did great in the charts, with number 9 in the UK and number 1 in the US! Enjoy
Huey Lewis & the News- The Power Of Love
Well, we probably had some kind of disruption in the space time continuum, since the future predicted doesn’t exactly look like the present, if you understand what I mean… luckily, this song survived!
Above an album cover from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, the album Welcome To The Pleasuredome.
I don’t own the album, but thanks to Wikipedia I know which songs are on the album. And between all those songs are some of my personal favourites.
And no, it is not the title song, it is not Two Tribes (which is a very good song too), and it isn’t The Power Of Love either.
I will tell you in a moment. They released several 12-inch singles (those long singles, which go on for 8,9 minutes! I love them!), and one of them had a B-side with a cover of Ferry Crossed The Mersey, which was originally sung by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It’s A-side is the song of the day, namely Relax!
And this song had some great merchandising, and one of those T-shirts is shown below: