Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love - About the song
This was featured in the movie Back to the Future and included on the soundtrack. It plays in a scene where Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) hears it as he rides his skateboard from Doc's house to school. The film's director Robert Zemeckis wanted Lewis to do the song - Huey Lewis & the News were rising stars with a modern sound that worked well in the movie, which takes place in both 1955 and 1985. Lewis had never done film work and hesitated at first, since he didn't want to write a song called "Back to the Future." When Zemeckis told him that the song didn't have to be about the movie, Lewis accepted the challenge.
The song has a very universal message that works very well outside of the film. Lewis was newly married and had two young children when he wrote it with his bandmates Johnny Colla and Chris Hayes. His family provided inspiration for the lyrics.
The Power Of Love - Lyrics
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 Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream Make a bad one good make a wrong one right Power of love that keeps you home at night [Chorus 1:] You don't need money, don't take fame Don't need no credit card to ride this train It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes But it might just save your life That's the power of love That's the power of love First time you feel it, it might make you sad Next time you feel it it might make you mad But you'll be glad baby when you've found That's the power makes the world go'round And it don't take money, don't take fame Don't need no credit card to ride this train It's strong and it's sudden it can be cruel sometimes But it might just save your life They say that all in love is fair Yeah, but you don't care But you'll know what to do When it gets hold of you And with a little help from above You feel the power of love You feel the power of love Can you feel it? Hmmm It don't take money and it don't take fame Don't need no credit card to ride this train Tougher than diamonds and stronger than steel You won't feel nothin' till you feel You feel the power, just feel the power of love That's the power, that's the power of love You feel the power of love You feel the power of love Feel the power of love