Power of Love/Love Power

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"Power of Love/Love Power"
Single by Luther Vandross
from the album Power of Love
Released April 9, 1991 (1991-04-09)[1]
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded January 1991[2]
A&M Studios
(Hollywood, CA)
Right Track Recording
(New York, NY)
Genre R&B, New Jack Swing, electropop
Length 6:42
Label Epic
Writer(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)
Power of Love track listing
"She Doesn't Mind"
(2)
"Power of Love/Love Power"
(3)
"I'm Gonna Start Today"
(4)

"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]

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 twenty-two on the Hot 100, and number fourteen 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.

Track listings[edit]

1991 release[edit]

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 release[edit]

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 single[edit]

  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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 46
US Billboard Hot 100 4
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1
US Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks 3

End of Year Charts[edit]

End of year chart (1991) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luther Vandross' new single;Catch Sting on the radio". USA TODAY. April 9, 1991. 
  2. ^ http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul99/articles/marcus.htm
  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. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 

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