Neither Peter Frampton nor Lynyrd Skynyrd ever had a #1 hit, but Will To Power did with a medley of Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way
" and Skynyrd's "Free Bird
Will To Power is helmed by the Miami producer Bob Rosenberg, who specializes in freestyle music native to the area. This mellow medley is an outlier in his discography, born out of necessity. In the summer of 1987, Rosenberg had a surprise hit with "Dreamin'," a dance track credited to Will To Power that got a lot of attention in South Florida and climbed to #50 on the Hot 100. It earned him a contract with Epic Records, who gave him an album deal. Just one problem: Rosenberg didn't have enough songs for an album, so he had to come up with some quickly. He spent a lot of time as a DJ mixing songs together, so when "Baby, I Love Your Way" came on the radio, his brain put it together with "Free Bird." He reworked the songs into a medley and recorded it for the album. Epic didn't think much of it, but when the Miami radio station Power 96 started playing the song, they released it as a single. The song earned lots of airplay on pop and adult contemporary radio, appealing to older listeners who were familiar with the original songs and content to listen to them repurposed as soft rock - perfect for workplace listening.
Rosenberg returned to this this demographic when Will To Power covered the 1975 10cc hit "I'm Not In Love
," taking it to #7 in the US. But his primary directive remained freestyle music - he stayed on that scene for decades.