Showing posts with label Jennifer Rush. Show all posts
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Thursday, 10 December 2009

The power of love - Jennifer Rush

Jennifer Rush was born as Heidi Stern on September 28, 1960 in Queens, New York. She spent most of her childhood in Bavaria, Germany. This is also where she discovered her passion for music. Her debut album 'Heidi Stern' was released in 1979, but it didn't get much attention. She was more successful in the Eighties, when she released her second album 'Jennifer Rush' in 1984. This album contained the track 'The power of love'.

Having spent much of the summer of 1985 outside of the UK top 40, the single suddenly climbed to number 1 in its 17th week in the chart. It became the first single by a female solo artist to sell a million copies in the UK and it remains among the UK's best-selling singles of all time. The song was also a major hit in the rest of Europe. In the Dutch Top 40, the single peaked at number 7. In 1993, the song fell victim to Celine Dion, who butchered it with her awful voice.

My collection: 7" single no. 1119
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, December 1, 1989
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'The power of love' / 'I see a shadow (Not a fantasy)'

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