Power Pop?

I read a few people making contributions to Jim’s post here and I confess that the term ‘power pop’ strikes me as something of an oxymoron. It suggests a musical direction that doesn’t actually know where it’s going. Which is fine, I suppose.

But I can’t think of any lyrics that would qualify for the term that I actually like. I’m not big on ‘pop’ and I think I have long grown out of ‘power’. My contribution, though shamelessly ‘pop’ is certainly not ‘power’.

But I provide it because it was written and performed by an old pal about a million years ago and I am doing a lot of reminiscing lately.


Jimmy took the hope train
But he didn’y know where it went
It went, down into some kind of wonderland
Looking plastic and slightly bent now
Yes he knows he’s running deep inside
Cause he’s just one of those lonely hearted
Dressed up in thier pride
And he says that love can be such a funny thing
Love can make you feel so cold now
Isn’t it from the heart of the sunshine
And he knows hes’s growing old now
Don’t you know you’re burning deep inside
Yeh he’s just one of those lonely hearted
Dressed up in their pride
And he says love will find its way every way
Yer ah
Don’t want to give it up
I know I’ll find it
It’ll come someday
Even though I’m going down
I’ll see that lonely hearted clown
Love will find ah, love will love will find a way
Ah yeh, ah yeh, love will find a way
Aha, aha, love will find a way


I’ll grant you that the video looks sweetly ridiculous half a century later, but is that not the very nature of pop?

Love Will Find a Way

4 thoughts on “Power Pop?

  1. Definitely has the “pop”… it’s missing the big hair and guitar solo for the “power”😂😂
    I don’t recall ever seeing them on MTV and we got MTV early on… they could’ve been another 80s One Hit Wonder 😉


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