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Huey Lewis and the Power of Love

The boundaries of rock and roll have never been distinct. I wanted to recreate some examples of the best of R&B and "real rock and roll" that emerged in the late 1950's and 60's. Huey Lewis was one of the real rockers who I could relate to. Huey Lewis is an interesting man who had a perfect 800 score on his Math SAT test who became a musician rather than an engineer.

I arranged and recorded "The Power of Love" a single released from the Back to the Future soundtrack, a #1 hit in 1985. This tune can be placed beside Jenifer Rush' Power of Love as a study in contrasts.

The Power of Love

Here are beginning lyrics:

The power of love is a curious thing

make a one man weep, make another man sing

Change a hawk to a little white dove

more than a feeling that's the power of love

Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream

Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream

make a bad one good make a wrong one right

power of love that keeps you home at night

Chorus 1 :

You don't need money, don't take fame

Don't need 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

That's the power of love

See Jennifer Rush's quite different Power of Love