Snap! – The Power

[ENGLISH] “The Power” by Snap! was released as the lead single from their debut studio album, “World Power”, in 1990. It is particularly known for its hook ‘I’ve got the power!’. The song contains samples from “Let The Words Flow” (1989) by Chill Rob G, “Love’s Gonna Get You” (1985) by Jocelyn Brown, and “King of the Beats” (1990) by Mantronix. The first version of “The Power”, by Power Jam Feat. Rob Chill G, was a mix of all those samples. Power Jam was the first name that producers Michael Münzing (Benito Benites) and Luca Anzilotti (John Virgo Garrett III) used when releasing “The Power”. This version with Chill Rob G became an instant hit in both Europe and North America. However, it was dropped due to legal disputes and the producers had to make a new recording with a new rapper: Turbo B. From this new release, the name Snap! Came up. Still in 1990, the original version with Chill Rob G was also re-released after all legal problems with the samples were resolved — despite the fact that Jocelyn Brown had commenced legal action because of the unauthorized sampling of her vocals.

[PORTUGUÊS] “The Power”, do Snap!, foi lançada como o primeiro single do seu álbum de estreia, “World Power”, em 1990. É especialmente conhecida pelo grito “I’ve got the power!”. A música contém samples de “Let The Words Flow” (1989) de Chill Rob G, “Love’s Gonna Get You” (1985) de Jocelyn Brown e “King of the Beats” (1990) de Mantronix. A primeira versão de “The Power”, de Power Jam Feat. Rob Chill G, era uma mistura de todos esses samples. Power Jam foi o primeiro nome que os produtores Michael Münzing (Benito Benites) and Luca Anzilotti (John Virgo Garrett III) usaram ao lançar “The Power”. Esta versão com Chill Rob G se tornou um hit instantâneo tanto na Europa quanto na América do Norte. No entanto, foi descartada por causa de disputas legais e os produtores tiveram que fazer uma nova gravação com um novo rapper: Turbo B. Deste novo lançamento, surgiu o nome Snap!. Ainda em 1990, a versão original com Chill Rob G também foi relançada depois que todos os problemas legais com os samples foram resolvidos — apesar do fato de Jocelyn Brown ter iniciado uma ação legal por causa do uso não autorizado de seus vocais.

Artist: Snap!

Song: The Power

Release: January 1990

Vocals: Turbo B (rap), Penny Ford (vocals), Jocelyn Brown (sampling/uncredited female vocals)

Album: World Power [May 1990] 

Genre/Style: Hip House, Eurodance, Electronic, Pop Rap

BPM: 109

Country: Germany (Alemanha)

Label: BMG Ariola, Arista, Logic Records

Songwriter: Michael Münzing (Benito Benites), Luca Anzilotti (John Virgo Garrett III), Toni C.

Producer: Snap!, Benito Benites, John Virgo Garrett III

Billboard Hot 100: 2

Billboard Hot Dance Club Play: 1

Importance/Influence (0/5): ***** 5

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Turbo B and Jackie Harris

EXTRA INFORMATION:

[ENGLISH]

“The Power” by the German music group Snap! features rap by Turbo B and vocals by Penny Ford (lip-synced in the music video by Jackie Harris).

[PORTUGUÊS]

“The Power”, do grupo alemão Snap!, apresenta rap de Turbo B e vocais de Penny Ford (dublados no videoclipe por Jackie Harris).

Snap! with Turbo B and the american singer Penny Ford (1990)

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