The song was written by Jennifer Rush, Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende, and Mary Susan Applegate, and originally recorded by American singer Jennifer Rush in 1984. “The Power Of Love” song was produced by Gunther Mende and was released as a single in Europe and the United State in December 1986 with “I See a Shadow (Not a Fantasy)”. It was released as the single from her self-titled debut album.
The song became a huge success, reaching the top of the charts in several countries, including the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa. In the US, it peaked at number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it was more successful on the adult contemporary chart, where it reached number one.
The song’s power ballad style and soaring vocals made it an instant classic. It has since been covered by several artists, including Celine Dion, who recorded the song for her third English-language studio album, The Colour of My Love (1993). It hit number one in the US, Canada, and Australia and a top ten hit in several other countries. American singer Laura Branigan recorded “The Power of Love” under the title “Power of Love” for her fifth studio album, Touch (1987). British/Australian duo Air Supply covered “The Power of Love” for their 1985 eponymous album. The music video of “The Power of Love” was directed by German director Michael Leckebusch. It was filmed in New York City.
The lyrics of “The Power of Love” are about the transformative power of love and how it can change everything in a person’s life. The song’s chorus is particularly memorable, with Rush belting out the lines “The power of love is a curious thing / make a one man weep, make another man sing / change a hawk to a little white dove / more than a feeling, that’s the power of love.”
Overall, “The Power of Love” is a timeless classic that has continued to resonate with audiences for decades.