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Sunday, December 09, 2012

UK Chart Roundup: The "Power Of Love" John Lewis Holiday Commerical Is A Tearjerker

"The Power Of Love," originally a Trevor Horn-produced #1 single recorded by Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 1984, has once again landed at the top of the UK Chart. The latest rendition, covered fantastically by 20-year-old British singer Gabrielle Aplin, has been steadily climbing thanks to its inclusion in a holiday ad by retailer John Lewis. And if you're a big old baby like me, you'll turn on the waterworks for this trash (see it below).

Here's Frankie Goes To Hollywood's original version:

Here's Gabrielle's version:

And here's the John Lewis ad:

The UK Top 10:

1. "The Power Of Love" - Gabrielle Aplin *1 week*
2. "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
3. "Troublemaker" - Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida
4. "Beneath Your Beautiful" - Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande
5. "Diamonds" - Rihanna
6. "Little Things" - One Direction
7. "Die Young" - Ke$ha
8. "Try" - Pink
9. "Gangnam Style" - PSY
10. "Girl On Fire" - Alicia Keys

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