ABOUT SkidVid Gold VIDEOS. Over the coming months I will occasionally be releasing a series of videos tagged SkidVid Gold. These are all songs/videos that have been selected by myself, and have been a success commercially, or simply because they are some of my all-time favourites. I hope you like them too. [skirgsk]
SNAP - THE POWER [SkidVid Gold_XviD], single/video released January 1990.
Disc rip, no logos, edited and encoded 720x540 XviD.
ScreenShots included in file.
'The Power' is an electronic pop hit song for the group Snap!. It was released as a single in 1990. Written by Michael Muenzing and Luca Anzilotti under the pseudonyms Benito Benites and John "Virgo" Garrett III and produced by Snap!, the third single by the Frankfurt-based dance rap group was their biggest hit. Featuring a rap by Turbo B and vocals by Penny Ford [Jackie Harris in the video]. The single became a massive international hit.
The song opens with the somewhat enigmatic line spoken in Russian, meaning “The American company Transceptor Technologies has started production of the ‘Personal Companion’ computer”. “Personal Companion” was a computer-like device for the blind and visually impaired released in 1990, it was controlled by voice and could, among other functions, automatically download articles from USA Today by a built-in modem. It was made by Transceptor Technologies of Ann Arbor, Michigan. It became a hit first in Germany where it peaked at No.2 and was certified platinum, then in the UK where it peaked at No.1 on the UK singles chart for two weeks in March 1990 and where it was also certified platinum. It then crossed over to the USA, by entering the charts just based on import sales. After being released regularly in the U.S. it peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.1 on both the Billboard Hot Rap and Hot Dance Club Play charts, as well as peaking at No.4 on the U.S. R&B chart. Finally it was certified platinum in the U.S. The song has made many appearances in film, television and other media. It is also popular as a sporting event anthem. For example, it is played at times at hockey games throughout North America as home teams go on a power-play.