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    OK...I've seen a bunch of "top 5" whatever lists and chatting about Y&T, Badlands and a bunch of other 80's rock bands got me to thinking about the much bally-hooed and oft criticized "Power Ballad". SOOOO, let's just suppose there were 5 of your faves out there...what would they be?

    I'll start...(gulp)! [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img]

    1. Honestly - Stryper
    2. VH - Not Enough
    3. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Def Leppard
    4. I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
    5. Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

    Sheesh...there are a TON more of 'em out there. I just ranked the ones above by preference. Go ahead...do the same, and don't worry. No one will notice what you've done...

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    A few that I like off the top of my head are;

    Home Sweet Home-Motley Crue
    Bed of Roses-Bon Jovi
    Angel-Aerosmith
    Every Rose Has It's Thorn-Poison

    Man, I'm so proud of this list of songs. [img]smilies/redface.gif[/img]

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    I know, bro...I know. It's kinda hard to admit to any song of this genre, but I like to think of it as "therapy". Maybe I'm thinking like this since I just got done reading a certain book where all these guys did was check into rehab and go thru therapy.

    (Ed. note: see the current thread about Motley Crue's "the Dirt"...now available at a store near you! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] )
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    In no particular order:

    Van Halen: When It's Love
    Guns N' Roses: November Rain
    Def Leppard: Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
    Aerosmith: Angel
    Journey: Open Arms
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    Danger Danger- I Still Think About You
    Firehouse- Love Of A Lifetime
    Mr. Big- Just Take My Heart
    White Lion- You Are All I Need
    Firehouse-When I Look Into Your Eyes
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    With or Without You - U2
    I Remember You - Skid Row
    More Than Words - Extreme
    Every Breath You Take - Police
    Don't Know What You've Got Till Its Gone - Cinderella
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasi VH:
    With or Without You - U2
    I Remember You - Skid Row
    More Than Words - Extreme
    Every Breath You Take - Police
    Don't Know What You've Got Till Its Gone - Cinderella
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I LOVE I Remember You! The video is cool too! It matches the song perfectly! [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
    Right Now you're reading my post!


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    'Keep On Lovin' You'-REO Speedwagon
    'Open Arms'-Journey
    'All My Love'-Led Zeppelin
    'Angel'-Aerosmith
    'Stand Up...Kick Love Into Motion'-Def Leppard
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    I REALLY love ballads!!! I could name fifty that I really like! Only five huh? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Okay, here's my picks....


    Van Halen - When It's Love

    Skid Row - I Remember You

    Scorpions - Wind Of Change

    Journey - We Will Meet Again

    Extreme - More Than Words
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    CABO you got this idea from 20to1 on VH1 didn't you? one i like that hasn't been mentioned is "house of pain" by FASTER PUSSYCAT.

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    Actually, now that you mention it topic killer, I remember them doing this exact topic just a few days ago. DOH! [img]smilies/eek.gif[/img] Sorry about that...maybe something in my subconscious wanted to post it up here. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

    I know what you mean, too. There are TONS of these things floating around out there. I didn't watch the entire VH-1 special though so I don't know how the countdown went.
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    What exactly makes a ballad a "power" ballad??

    It's all opinions of course, but as an example, I wouldn't consider More Than Words by Extreme to be a power ballad because it's strictly acoustic from start to finish. To me a power ballad has to start slow, then the chorus is usually a big power chord sing along, then the solo is usually pretty flashy and then back into the slow part again.

    It seems to be something I totally define as an 80's thing. I guess even though I like them, I see the term power ballad as something of a put down. Because by my own description, Stairway to Heaven would have to be considered a power ballad, and yet I wouldn't want to call it that.

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    i agree GLENN. i think it is a love song with a big guitar solo in the middle of it.

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    Yeah, I agree too Glenn. That definition makes sense to me...so maybe 2 on my list are actually power ballads...my bad [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    power ballads:
    Tesla - Love Song
    Winger - Miles Away
    Warrant - I Saw Red
    Motley Crue - Without You
    Dokken - Alone Again

    normal ballads:
    Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You
    REO - Can't Fight This Feeling
    Styx - Babe
    Journey - Faithfully (this one rides the fence for being a power ballad in my book! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] )

    I guess to me, the term "power ballads" are more of those slow tempo songs from hair bands, sung by guys who pour themselves into their skin tight spandex, thereby revealing the "REASON" they need to whine about not ever getting any love! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

    [ June 29, 2001 at 06:06 PM: Message edited by: Cabo Kid ]
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