The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News song)

The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News song)

Infobox Single
Name = The Power of Love

Caption =
Artist = Huey Lewis and the News
from Album =
Released = 1985
Format = 7-Inch
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 3:59
Label = Chrysalis Records
Writer = Chris Hayes
Huey Lewis
Producer =
Certification =
Last single = "Walking On A Thin Line" (1984)
This single = "The Power of Love" (1985)
Next single = "Stuck with You" (1986)Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = single

Lower caption = French 7-inch single cover.

"The Power of Love" is the title of a 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News written for and featured in the film "Back to the Future". It gave the band their first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and later peaked at #9 in the UK, while appearing on UK editions of the band's fourth studio album, "Fore!". The song was nominated for an Academy Award at the 58th Academy Awards.


The song appears early in "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) skates to school, then when he and his band played the song for a Battle of the Bands auditions (which Lewis, himself, is judging), and later when Marty returns to his neighborhood. In the sequel, "Back to the Future Part II", the 2015 version of Marty barely plays the song on his guitar just after being fired, but because his hand was damaged from his 1985 accident with a Rolls Royce, he cannot play the guitar well. It is hard to tell that he is playing "Power of Love." Finally, it can be briefly heard playing in the car where Needles and his buddies are driving when Needles challenges Marty to the fate-determining car race near the end of "Back to the Future Part III".

The music video, featured in the bonus features of the "Back to the Future Part II" disc, shows the band playing in a nightclub, with Dr. Emmett Brown showing up in the DeLorean, apparently after time-traveling, and a couple stealing it for a joy ride.

The track has recently been covered by UK guitar indie band The Pigeon Detectives. The cover has been included on the BBC Radio One compilation CD "Radio 1 Established 1967". It was also covered by Drive-Thru Records band The Early November on the 2005 compilation, "Punk Goes 80's".

The popular Canadian teen drama "", which is known for naming each episode after an '80s hit song, named an episode after this song.

It appears in the singing video game called Karaoke Revolution. It is also used in every episode of Sidescrollers on the gaming website Screwattack. In addition, a cover of the song was used in the original version of the "Super Mario Bros. Super Show" episode "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em".

The season 2 opener of the action/comedy series "Chuck" features both "Hip to be Square" and "The Power of Love".

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[ Movie-List: Music Video]

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