Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love (1984)
Released in November 1984, The Power of Love capped a memorable year for Frankie Goes to Hollywood being their third UK chart topper after Relax and Two Tribes. It’s a very different song to its predecessors and in many ways a deeper and more meaningful song. It missed out on the coveted Christmas number one slot in the UK but that honour went to Band Aid so I don’t imagine the group were that bothered.
The cover to the single and the music video contained religious imagery with the video depicting Nativity scenes. The Tweedlers debated about the song this week with Tweedle Dave insistent that it is a religious and Christmas song but Tweedle Dee argued it didn’t carry those meanings for her. Tweedle Dee was right, of course. The song can have a spiritual meaning for some but love is very much the theme here, capturing the essence of this most striking of emotions. All in all, a great song. The Tweedlers certainly agree on that.