“Every Breath You Take” Playlist – Track No. 5

Track #5 from the “Every Breath You Take” playlist is “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion.

While “Every Breath You Take,” is definitely psychological suspense about a woman who is stalked and kidnapped, a funny thing happened along the way – it became a love story (I realize this sounds strange on the surface, considering the subject matter, but I promise, there’s a method to my madness). Being an author who doesn’t always have a roadmap while she’s writing, the characters inspired me to take several sharp left turns during the trip. Ultimately, I’m really happy with the final destination.

Co-written by Jennifer Rush, who took the song to No. 1 in a bazillion countries back in 1984, “The Power of Love” has gone on to become a pop standard. Much like “La Vie en Rose,” it is an oft-covered song, Air Supply and Laura Branigan being just two of the acts who’ve recorded it with varying degrees of success.

I’m partial to the Celine Dion version (which went to No. 1 in the U.S. back in 1994). It’s a lush, soaring rendition and the haunting melody and poetic lyrics stay with you long after the last note.


Every Breath You Take Playlist:
Track No. 1 - “Every Breath YouTake,” by The Police
Track No. 3 - "Father Figure," by George Michael
Track No. 4 - "Rise," by Herb Alpert