Jennifer Rush (1984 album)

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Jennifer Rush
Jennifer Rush 1984.jpg
Original 1984 release design
Studio album by Jennifer Rush
Released 2 March 1984[1]
Genre Pop, synthpop, pop rock
Label CBS
Producer Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende
Jennifer Rush chronology
Jennifer Rush
(1984)
Movin'
(1985)Movin'1985
Alternative cover
International cover of the album (1985)
International cover of the album (1985)

Jennifer Rush is the debut album by American singer Jennifer Rush. It became a big-seller across Europe, hitting the top ten in many countries, including Germany, where it remained on the charts for over 100 weeks. The album features the song "The Power of Love" which when released as a single, reached number one in several countries around the world.

Overview[edit]

Based in Germany, Rush teamed up with producers Candy DeRouge and Gunther Mende and released the first two singles from this album; "Into My Dreams" and "Come Give Me Your Hand" in 1983. It was in 1984 however that she found her first success with the hit "25 Lovers".[2] This was followed by "Ring of Ice" and then with the song she would become famous the world over for - "The Power of Love". In 1985 the song became a massive success and reached No.1 in the UK for five weeks, selling well over a million copies.[3] It was at the time the biggest selling single ever by a female artist and is still one of the biggest selling singles ever.[4] Success in her native US proved elusive however as the single was just a minor hit.[5]

With this album having been released in Germany in 1984, it was repackaged and released internationally in late 1985. The album became a big seller, reaching No.7 in the UK and No.2 in Germany, remaining on the charts there for 107 weeks.[3][6] In other European countries, the album also charted well, topping the charts in Norway and becoming a top five hit in Sweden, Switzerland and Austria.[6]

In the UK, "Ring of Ice" was chosen as the follow-up single, where it became a top 20 hit. Further hits proved harder to come by however as another UK release, "Madonna's Eyes" failed to reach the top 75,[3] (it did however reach No. 5 in France and No. 12 in South Africa).

In some countries the Jennifer Rush debut album was a cross section of tracks from this release and Movin', either titled Jennifer Rush (Canada,[7] German Democratic Republic) or Movin' (Venezuela).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Madonna's Eyes" C. deRouge / G. Mende / Mary Susan Applegate 3:30
2. "25 Lovers" C. deRouge / G. Mende / J. Rush 3:37
3. "Come Give Me Your Hand" C. deRouge / G. Mende / Heidi Stern 3:49
4. "Nobody Move" Patrick Henderson / Richard Feldmann / Marcy Levy 3:32
5. "Never Gonna Turn Back Again" C. deRouge / G. Mende / J. Rush 3:28
6. "Ring of Ice" C. deRouge / G. Mende / J. Rush 3:50
7. "Into My Dreams" C. deRouge / G. Mende / H. Stern 3:50
8. "I See a Shadow (Not a Fantasy)" C. deRouge / G. Mende / J. Rush 4:20
9. "Surrender" Erich Klapperton / J. Rush 3:15
10. "The Power of Love" C. deRouge / G. Mende / J. Rush / M.S. Applegate 6:00

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