People Have the Power

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"People Have the Power"
Single by Patti Smith
from the album Dream of Life
B-side "Where Duty Calls",
"Wild Leaves"
Released June 1988 (1988-06)
Format Vinyl 12"
Recorded The Hit Factory
Genre Rock
Length 5:07
Label Arista
Writer(s) Patti Smith, Fred Smith
Producer(s) Fred Smith, Jimmy Iovine
Patti Smith singles chronology
"So You Want
to Be (A Rock 'n' Roll Star)
"
(1979)
"People Have the Power"
(1988)
"Looking for You (I Was)"
(1988)
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"People Have the Power" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Fred "Sonic" Smith, and released as a lead single from Patti Smith 1988 album Dream of Life. Music video is filmed mostly in black-and-white and features Patti Smith singing, writing and walking.

The song was ranked number 22 on NME magazine's list of the "Singles of the Year".[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988)[2][3] Position
Mainstream Rock Tracks 19
UK Singles Chart 97

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "End of Year Lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Billboard chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "UK chart". Retrieved 2008-03-04. 

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