Today’s festive tune is Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s The Power Of Love, dating from 1983. Holly Johnson, who co-wrote the song with the rest of the band commented: “I always felt like The Power Of Love was the record that would save me in this life. There is a biblical aspect to its spirituality and passion; the fact that love is the only thing that matters in the end.” The Power Of Love was covered by Gabrielle Aplin in 2012 and this version was used to accompany the John Lewis Christmas advert that year.
If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or for more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here. And if this is not the version of The Power Of Love you were expecting, I played Huey Lewis’ version back in October!