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"The Power of One"
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Single by Donna Summer
from the album Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Soundtrack
B-side "The Legend Comes to Life from "The Power of One" score" by Ralph Schuckett
Released July 11, 2000
Genre Pop
Length 3:50 (album version)
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Mark Chait, Mervyn Warren
Producer(s) David Foster
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Love Is the Healer"
"The Power of One"
"You're So Beautiful"

"The Power of One" is a 2000 song composed by Mervyn Warren and Mark Chait. It was performed by Donna Summer and is the theme song for the movie Pokémon: The Movie 2000. Pokémon: The Movie 2000, subtitled The Power of One, was released in late 1999 and was the second feature-length film based on the Japanese Pokémon video game series. It was also heard in the trailers for all 3 of the Kids WB released films.

The song was released on July 11, 2000 as the first single from Pokémon 2000 soundtrack album. It was produced by renowned music producer David Foster. Summer and Foster had previously collaborated in 1996 on the song "Whenever There Is Love," the theme to the Sylvester Stallone film Daylight.

"The Power of One" was included as track 1 on the soundtrack album and was released as two different CD singles in the United States. A number of dance remixes by Jonathan Peters and Tommy Musto were also issued on vinyl to nightclub DJs. Following 1999's "I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)" and "Love Is the Healer" which both topped the US Hot Dance Club Play chart that year, the club remix of "The Power of One" became another dancefloor success for Summer, peaking at #2 on the same chart in 2000. The 4-track remix CD was released on October 31 in the same year.

The song's lyrics were quoted numerous times by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, including at the August 11 Republican debate. Cain has attributed the lyrics to "a poet" and has incorrectly referred to "The Power of One" as "the closing song to the 2000 Olympics." The song is not included in the music list for the 2000 Olympics' closing ceremony.

Track listings

US CD single

  1. Donna Summer: "The Power Of One" (Album Version) - 3:50
  2. Ralph Schuckett: "The Legend Comes To Life" (from "The Power Of One" score) - 4:15

US CD-Maxi single

  1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters' Club Mix) - 8:19
  2. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Vocal Mix) - 8:15
  3. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters' Sound Factory Club Mix) - 9:22
  4. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Gel Dub) - 6:26

US 12" single

Side A:

  1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters' Club Mix) - 8:16
  2. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Radio Mix) - 3:21

Side B:

  1. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Vocal Mix) - 8:12
  2. "The Power of One" (Musto Beats) - 2:44

US 2x12" promo single

  • A1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Club Mix) - 8:16
  • A2. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Vocal Mix) - 8:12
  • B1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Mix) - 9:22
  • B2. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Gel Dub) - 6:24
  • C1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Sound Factory Dub) - 10:20
  • C2. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Drum-A-Pella) - 9:22
  • D1. "The Power of One" (Jonathan Peters Bonus Beats) - 8:57
  • D2. "The Power of One" (Tommy Musto Beats) - 2:44


Chart (2000) Peak
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard) 2
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