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Power of Love/Love Power

"Power of Love/Love Power" is a single by American singer Luther Vandross. It was released on April 9, 1991 as the lead single from his 1991 album of the same name. The hit song spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B chart, and peaked at number four on the US pop chart, becoming his biggest pop solo hit.[3]

"Power of Love/Love Power"
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Single by Luther Vandross
from the album Power of Love
ReleasedApril 9, 1991 (1991-04-09)[1]
FormatCD single, cassette
RecordedOctober 1990–January 1991[2]
A&M Studios
(Hollywood, CA)
Right Track Recording
(New York, NY)
GenreR&B
Length6:42
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Teddy Vann
Producer(s)Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross singles chronology
"Treat You Right"
(1990)
"Power of Love/Love Power"
(1991)
"Don't Want to Be a Fool"
(1991)

The song is a medley of two songs titled "Power of Love" and "Love Power." "Love Power" had been a minor hit in 1968 for the one-hit wonder R&B group The Sandpebbles. The Sandpebbles version of "Love Power" had made it number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 14 on the R&B singles chart.[4]

Donna Summer recorded a version of the song for the 2005 album So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

1991 releaseEdit

US CD/12" Remix Single (12" Power Mixes)
  1. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Powerful Mix] — 7:55
  2. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Radio Edit] — 5:20
  3. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Love Dub] — 5:54
US CD/12" Remix Promo Single (12" Power Mixes)
  1. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Powerful Mix] — 7:55
  2. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Radio Edit] — 5:20
  3. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Power House Mix] — 8:32
  4. "Power of Love/Love Power" [Love Dub] — 5:54
12" single
  1. "Power of Love/Love Power" - 4:15
  2. "I Wanted Your Love" - 5:38
  3. "Any Love" - 4:59
7" single
  1. "Power of Love/Love Power" - 4:15
  2. "Power of Love/Love Power (Instrumental)" - 6:43

1995 releaseEdit

12" Netherlands promo (The Frankie Knuckles Mixes)
  1. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (The Absolutely Fabulous Mix) - 10:27
  2. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Franktified Mix) - 6:40
  3. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (The Classic Instrumental) - 6:51
12" UK promo (The Frankie Knuckles Mixes)
  1. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (The Absolutely Fabulous Mix) - 10:27
  2. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (The Radio Mix) - 4:15
  3. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Dance Radio Mix) - 6:28
  4. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Franktified Mix) - 6:40
12" promo (Uno Clio Mixes)
  1. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Uno Clio Vocal Mix) - 7:50
  2. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Uno Clio Dub Mix) - 8:03
  3. "Power Of Love (Love Power)" (Uno Clio 7" Vocal Mix) - 4:18
12" Austria single
  1. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Absolutely Fabulous Club Mix) - 10:27
  2. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Franktified Mix) - 6:40
  3. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (Uno Clio Main Vocal Remix) - 7:50
  4. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (Colin Peter & Carl Ward 12" Remix) - 6:06
  5. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Classic Instrumental) - 6:51
CD maxi single
  1. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Frankie Knuckles Radio Remix) - 4:15
  2. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (Original Version - Radio Edit) - 4:15
  3. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (Uno Clio 7" Vocal Remix) - 4:18
  4. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (Colin Peter & Carl Ward 7" Vocal Remix) - 4:25
  5. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Dance Radio Mix) - 6:28
  6. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Absolutely Fabulous Club Mix) - 10:27
  7. "Power Of Love / Love Power" (The Power Reprise) - 3:37

Donna Summer singleEdit

  1. Power Of Love (Hani's Extended Mix) - 6:41
  2. Power Of Love (Radio Mix/LP Version) - 3:29
  3. Power Of Love (Hani's Mixshow Edit) - 5:45
  4. Power Of Love (Power Keys) - 1:10
  5. Power Of Love (Hani's Mixshow Instrumental) - 5:44

ChartsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luther Vandross' new single;Catch Sting on the radio". USA TODAY. April 9, 1991.
  2. ^ "MARCUS MILLER: Camel Island Jazz Legend". soundonsound.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 601.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 511.
  5. ^ "Luther Vandross Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15.

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