Will to Power (album)

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Will to Power
Will To Power album.jpg
Studio album by Will to Power
Released March 1988
Genre Dance-pop, freestyle,
adult contemporary
Length 41:27
Label Epic
Producer Bob Rosenberg, Suzi Carr, Lester Mendez
Will to Power chronology
Will to Power
(1988)
Journey Home
(1990)
Singles from Will to Power
  1. "Dreamin'"
    Released: 1987
  2. "Say It's Gonna Rain"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"
    Released: November 29, 1988
  4. "Fading Away"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Will to Power is the name of the debut studio album by the American dance-pop band Will to Power. It was released in March 1988 by Epic Records. The album peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[2]

Will to Power contains the band's No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley", the most successful single released by them today, coming to stay for a week in the first position of the Billboard Hot 100.,[3] as well as two songs that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, ("Say It's Gonna Rain" that was the first single of them coming in the first position on the dance chart and "Fading Away" that reached first on the dance chart and achieved moderate success on the Billboard Hot 100.).[4] "Dreamin'" managed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 although it has achieved more success in the dance charts. According to Fred Bronson's 5th edition of The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, released in 2003, "Will to Power was a trio when the medley hit number one, consisting of (Bob) Rosenberg, (Suzi) Carr and a DJ known as Dr. J."[3]

Track listing[5][edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreamin'" Bob Rosenberg 4:12
2. "Searchin'" Rosenberg 4:28
3. "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley" Allen Collins, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Van Zant 4:07
4. "Somebody Told Me" Rosenberg 3:30
5. "Fading Away" Rosenberg 4:00
6. "Say It's Gonna Rain" Rosenberg 3:53
7. "ZaraThustra" Rosenberg 5:27
8. "Show Me the Way" Willie B. Brown, Suzi Carr 3:52
9. "Strangers" Rosenberg 3:54
10. "Anti-Social" Rosenberg 4:23
Japanese edition
No. Title Length
1. "Say It's Gonna Rain" (Popstand Remix) 7:25

Personnel[edit]

Will to Power[edit]

  • Suzi Carr: Vocals
  • Bob Rosenberg: Keyboards, Vocals
  • Dr. J.: Saxophone, Vocals

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Donna Allen, Harry King, Ale Lorenzo, Elin Michaels, Lori Miller, April Newman, Sandee, Betty Wright: Vocals
  • Lawrence Dermer, Winston Johnson, Lester Mendez, David Rosenthal, Fro Sosa: Keyboards
  • Gary King: Guitars
  • David Hobbs: Turntables

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988-1989 U.S. The Billboard 200[6] 68
1988-1989 Norway VG-lista[7] 8

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Dreamin'" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 15
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 1
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 40
The Billboard Hot 100 50
1988 "Say It's Gonna Rain" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 3
The Billboard Hot 100 49
"Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley (Free Baby)" Adult Contemporary 2
The Billboard Hot 100 1
1989 "Fading Away" Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 2
The Billboard Hot 100 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard album chart summary from allmusic.com Retrieved 03-22-2009.
  3. ^ a b Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 715.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 281.
  5. ^ Writing Credits as found at allmusic
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]