Cover vs. Original

The Power of Love


Say what you want about Celine Dion, she's got a thrilling voice on that (pre-Titanic) track. However, originally written and performed by Jennifer Rush in the mid 80s, I still go with that one. A classic track which went to No. 1 in both versions: Jennifer Rush hit the No. 1 in Europe, while Celine Dion went to No. 1 in the states.

- Chris, Cologne, Germany, 19.02.2006


Celine Dion
1993

vs.

Jennifer Rush
1984

CD-Cover: Celine Dion - The Colour of my Love 39.2 % 60.8 % CD-Cover: Jennifer Rush - Jennifer Rush
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Celine Dion 3173 Votes Jennifer Rush

Comments about The Power of Love:

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Jennifer Rush sings is really well. But in my opinion the color, the flavour, the essence of Céline's voice are better. That's why I voted for Céline.
- Giancarlo, Pisa, Italy, 29.04.2008
Celine's version of course! it's much better and no comment for me!!!!!!
- Saïd, algiers, Other - Africa, 29.04.2008
When Jennifer Rush sings this, it sends shivers down my spine, Celine's version is rather boring and emotionless in comparison.
- softzero, Vienna, Austria, 21.02.2008
When Jennifer Rush sings this, it sends shivers down my spine, Celine's version is rather boring and emotionless in comparison.
- softzero, Vienna, Austria, 21.02.2008
I agree with my dad! ;)
- Pieter Kilanowski, Lanaken, Belgium, 19.02.2008
Neither Celine Dion or Laura Brannigan is anywhere near Jennifers original. Of the three, Celines is the worst.
- Patrik, Lund, Sweden, 11.01.2008
Jennifer Rush of course, she has that type of voice that all other female artists can only dream of. Now still, after 22 years, I can't get enough of her original version.
- Henk, Centurion, South Africa, 08.01.2008
There is a sweetness and depth in Jennifer's version that even the brilliance and range of Celine cannot overcome. I did not know the "original" even existed until I heard it on short wave BBC in 1997 and immediately know which one was absolutely the top. Jennifer, and there is no doubt.
- Ralph, Sparks, Nevada, United States, 11.12.2007
Neither work for me, not after first hearing Laura Branigan's version. Neither Rush nor Dion infuse the song with the soul and balls-out gusto that Branigan put into her cover. Y'all should check it out.
- DarkHawke, Seattle, WA, United States, 11.12.2007
I do not like cover songs, so better or not is not the question. When you can't make a song of your own than stop singing. So Jennifer is for me the TOP.25 years ago The Power Of Love was a top hit for me, and it still is.
Greetings from Belgium
- jan kilanowski, Lanaken, Belgium, 03.12.2007
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