You've Got the Power (James Brown song)

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"You've Got the Power"
Single by James Brown and Bea Ford
from the album Think!
ReleasedMay 1960 (1960-05)
GenreRhythm and blues
  • James Brown
  • Johnny Terry
James Brown charting singles chronology
"You've Got the Power"
"This Old Heart"

"You've Got the Power" is a song written by James Brown and Famous Flames member Johnny Terry and recorded by Brown with Bea Ford as a duet in 1960. Released as the B-side of Brown and the Famous Flames' hit recording of "Think", it also charted, reaching #14 R&B and #86 Pop.[1] It was Brown's first recorded duet and his first hit B-side. Brown briefly performs the song in a medley on his 1963 album Live at the Apollo.

An alternate take of "You've Got the Power" is included on the 1998 compilation album James Brown's Original Funky Divas.


  1. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.