The Power of Love
The Power of Love is a song composed by Huey Lewis and The News for the movie "Back to the Future". It was released as a single in 1985. Various game releases in the Back to the Future franchise have covered the song for their background music.
Back to the Future (C64)
Back to the Future (NES)
The Power of Love for Back to the Future (NES) is annoyingly played through almost the entire game. For some reason, the tune was sped up to 300 BPM, which makes is almost unrecognizable from the original. This may have been the result of a conversion process that wasn't corrected for. According to Gavan Anderson, he did not have control over the tempo of the song, and it was set by the programmers. TRN is in the game's ROM, so it is likely that Trevor Nuridin was the programmer. Gavan also said he had the sheet music, as he was teaching the song to his guitar class at the time, so it wasn't a problem to arrange the song. The song starts from the first verse and ends at the bridge.
The song is tuned at about A=450Hz, due to the company not accounting for or knowing about the music being sped up in North America due to the use of NTSC as opposed to PAL.
This song has lyrics, though no game uses them.
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 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 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 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
A full score of the song can be found in the Japanese book Huey Lewis and the News Best (Band Score) (ヒューイ・ルイス・アンド・ザ・ニュース●ベスト バンド・スコア) book by Rittor Music.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Love_%28Huey_Lewis_and_the_News_song%29 - Wikipedia.
- youtube.com/watch?v=VkAVfsw5xSQ - Official music video.