“You’ve got the touch, you got the power! YEAH!”
Every Transformers fan remembers Stan Bush’s iconic lyrics blaring over the speakers as Rodimus Prime grabs the Autobot Matrix of Leadership in Transformers: The Movie. This triggers the climax of the film as the protagonist hears the voice of Optimus Prime to arise and to defeat the planet-eating menace Unicron as well as the Decepticon leader Galvatron. It is a moment that has not been forgotten by longtime Transformers fans.
Singer and musician Jonathan Young covers this iconic song with his modern rock and roll voice. This is one of the best covers of “The Touch” I have heard in a long time. While it is not better than the original Stan Bush version, it definitely captured what made the original Transformers version so iconic and memorable. Lee Albrecht Studios provides the instrumental techno sound, reflecting on the eighties vibe of the original track while also adding some new sounds in the mix that add to Young’s stellar voice.
I can honestly say as a Transformers fan, I definitely enjoyed it and found myself remembering several moments of the original Transformers movie that was a spin-off of the series.
Check out the song below:
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