“The Power of Love” is a song by the American rock band Huey Lewis and the News. It was written by the band members, Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla. It was released in June 1985 with “Bad Is Bad” on the B-side as a single from the soundtrack of the Robert Zemeckis’ hit film “Back to the Future.” In the U.K., it was released as a double-A side with “Do You Believe in Love,” becoming the band’s only UK top ten hit. The song is one of Huey Lewis and the News’ most iconic hits and is celebrated for its catchy and upbeat sound. “The Power of Love” became a commercial success, topping music charts in several countries, including the United States. Its catchy melody, uplifting message, and association with a popular film contributed to its popularity.
“The Power of Love” is characterized by its energetic rock sound, featuring strong guitar riffs, a prominent saxophone, and Huey Lewis’s distinctive vocals. The song’s production captures a sense of optimism and determination. The lyrics of “The Power of Love” convey themes of love’s transformative and powerful nature, as well as the idea that it can overcome obstacles.
The music video for “The Power of Love” features the band performing the song in a Uncle Charlie’s nightclub, with Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) showing up in his DeLorean. The video’s inclusion of clips from the movie adds to its nostalgic and timeless appeal.
The song remains a classic of 1980s rock music and is often included in retrospectives of the era. It’s considered one of Huey Lewis and the News’ signature tracks and a beloved hit in their discography.
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love – Lyrics