1984 was the best year for music. This isn’t a Christmas song exactly, but it’s got a Christmas video, so it counts, and it’s also my (current) favourite of the various The Power Of Loves. Whatever you’re doing this Christmas and wherever you are doing it, be warm and safe and I hope Santa brings you everything you hoped for.
It’s odd, isn’t it, that there are three songs called The Power of Love which all came out within a year of each other? And not covers of the same song, but three completely different songs? I love the FGTH song, but I think that for me Jennifer Rush sneaks slightly ahead. And Huey Lewis and the News have the most boring song, but they get points for being from Back To The Future, so altogether it’s a close call.
So I’m doing a poll! It may go horribly, embarrassingly wrong if I am the only person to vote, which is quite possible: I can’t always tell from my blog stats how many people who visit actually look at the most recent post. Still, if I am the only person to vote, my favourite will win, so that’s OK.
In case your memory needs refreshing, I’ve provided handy links to each song. So which is your favourite:
The Power of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush
The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News?
The lyrics of this song have nothing at all to do with Christmas, but it has a Christmas video and is on all the Christmas compilations, so it definitely counts. It’s also a great song. I do like a cheesy Christmas ballad (watch out for several more over the coming days!).
(My laptop is presently in the possession of a nice young man from Brixton who’s going to make it go faster and stop shutting down unexpectedly, so for the weekend’s advent song’s I’ll be experimenting with WordPress’s scheduled post functionality. If the songs for December 5 and 6 appear at the wrong time or not at all, you’ll know I got it wrong.)