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gtrfrk123
06-05-2006, 07:45 AM
What are some of the best power/rock ballads that you know of?

Resiliance
06-05-2006, 08:02 AM
Queensr˙che - Silent Lucidity
WASP - The Idol
Skid Row - Remember Yesterday/I Remember You, 18 And Life
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Whitesnake - Is This Love, Here I Go Again On My Own
White Lion - Wait
Motley Crüe - Home Sweet Home
Testament - The Ballad
Scorpions - Winds Of Change, Still Loving You
Dokken - Alone Again
Journey - Faithfully, Who's Crying Now, Don't Stop Believing, When The Lights Go Down In The City
Tesla - Love Song
Mr. Big - To Be With You
Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Winger - Miles Away, Headed For A Heartbreak
Twisted Sister - The Price
Michael Schenker Group - When I'm Gone
Vandenberg - Burning Heart
Marillion - Kayleigh, Lavender, Sugar Mice
X Japan - Endless Rain
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Savatage - Believe

Some of my favorites that come to mind right now.

Edit: Added a few.

SGRocker0791
06-05-2006, 08:20 AM
Dream Theater - "Another Day"

Resiliance
06-05-2006, 08:27 AM
----____-----__--__---__--_ SGRocker :(

SGRocker0791
06-05-2006, 08:32 AM
----____-----__--__---__--_ SGRocker :(

:haha

PooKoo
06-05-2006, 03:08 PM
any ballad from skid row, particularily wasted time.

curtis loew
06-05-2006, 03:13 PM
how often are there threads based on power ballads?

home sweet home
18 & life
every rose has its thorn
girls, girls, girls

Scorzerci
06-05-2006, 03:35 PM
Michael Schenker group - When I'm gone

apocalypse13
06-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Megadeth - Take No Prisoners

\m/>_<\m/

Tony67
06-05-2006, 10:16 PM
Any by Sebastian Bach. They are all killer and the chicks love 'em.

Rock 24/7
06-06-2006, 08:57 AM
Def Leppard- Love Bites and Bringing on the Heartbreak
Cinderella- Don't Know What You Got ('Til It's Gone) and Nobody's Fool
Whitesnake- Here I Go Again
Ratt- Giving Yourself Away
Scorpions- Wind Of Change and Still Loving You
Tesla- Love Song
Van Halen- Can't Stop Loving You
White Lion- Wait and When The Children Cry
Dokken- Stop Fighting Love and Alone Again
Damn Yankees- High Enough
Journey- Don't Stop Believing
Ozzy- Mama I'm Comin' Home
Winger- Headed For a Heartbreak
Poison- Every Rose Has It's Thorn, Life Goes On, and I Won't Forget You
Skid Row- I Remember You and 18 And Life
L.A. Guns- Ballad Of Jayne
Warrant- Sometimes She Cries and Heaven
Europe- Carrie
Foreigner- I Want To Know What Love Is
Guns n' Roses- Civil War
Slaughter- True Love
Night Ranger- Sister Christian
Mr. Big- To Be With You and Wild World
Motley Crue- Home Sweet Home
Twisted Sister- The Price
Aerosmith- Dream On
Lita Ford- Close My Eyes Forever
Faster Pussycat- House Of Pain

Prophet of Page
06-06-2006, 09:44 AM
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

/thread

Dave_Gray
06-06-2006, 09:47 AM
What exactly constitutes as a power ballad, may I ask?

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 11:16 AM
/thread
/agreed]

Great song. :cool:

^Tis those old 80's songs that are usually a slow tune based around love, or longing for something. They usually intend to be powerful. Just look though Resi and Rock 24/7's lists and see if you recognize any, and you'll get the idea.

And we can't forget "Take No Prisoners."

*cough cough*

Prophet of Page
06-06-2006, 05:33 PM
What confuses me is why there isn't an awesome solo in Total Eclipse of the Heart, I could write a killer solo to that.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 05:45 PM
Then do it. :)

Prophet of Page
06-06-2006, 05:49 PM
Then do it. :)

I have some ideas. I want to play that song in a band, seriously, that song is ****ing awesome.

apocalypse13
06-06-2006, 05:50 PM
Yeah it is.

Waterboy799
06-07-2006, 11:07 PM
woah, what happened to Sweet Child O' Mine?

take no prisoners :haha

apocalypse13
06-08-2006, 01:12 PM
:haha

Yeeeees! Someone finally caught that.

guywithaguitar1
06-08-2006, 02:41 PM
One from Metallica

SGRocker0791
06-08-2006, 02:58 PM
One from Metallica

I wouldn't say that's a powerballad. Awesome song, though.

RnRGirl
06-08-2006, 04:02 PM
Firehouse - Love of a Lifetime
Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes

Rock 24/7
06-08-2006, 04:21 PM
Firehouse - Love of a Lifetime
Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes

Those are good ones. I knew I was missing some on my list, but can't believe I forgot about those two.

RnRGirl
06-08-2006, 04:36 PM
I came up with a couple more...

Def Leppard - Miss you in a Heartbeat & Two Steps Behind
Winger - Miles Away & Headed for a Heartbreak
Cinderella - Coming Home
Kix - Don't Close your Eyes
Ozzy & Lita Ford - Close My Eyes Forever

I'm probably gonna take some heat for that last one :D

gunsnspaghetti
06-08-2006, 04:41 PM
I've said it before, but November Rain by GNR
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing- Aerosmith
Always- Bon Jovi
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (does that count?)
More Than A Feeling- Boston
Wind Of Change- Scorpions
Bed of Roses- Bon Jovi

Rock 24/7
06-08-2006, 04:55 PM
I came up with a couple more...

Def Leppard - Miss you in a Heartbeat & Two Steps Behind
Winger - Miles Away & Headed for a Heartbreak
Cinderella - Coming Home
Kix - Don't Close your Eyes
Ozzy & Lita Ford - Close My Eyes Forever

I'm probably gonna take some heat for that last one :D

Really? Well, glad I didn't, 'cause I had that Lita Ford song listed on mine, too. (LOL!) Here's another one:

Bon Jovi- I'll Be There For You

Godly Moose
06-08-2006, 04:59 PM
Don't hate me for this :(, Heat of the moment... I mean come on Govan was with them.

RnRGirl
06-08-2006, 07:11 PM
Really? Well, glad I didn't, 'cause I had that Lita Ford song listed on mine, too. (LOL!)


I think that song was voted one of the "least metal moments" on one of VH1's countdowns.. I like it though

Here are a couple more...

Badland's - Winter's Call (Great, great song!)
Dokken - In My Dreams
Bon Jovi - Born to be my Baby & She Don't Know Me
Heart - Alone & These Dreams (Don't know if these fall into this category)

PooKoo
06-08-2006, 07:33 PM
yeah but a lotta songs on that countdown were good songs.

Neon Knight
06-08-2006, 07:36 PM
Still loving you: Scorpions

Stairway to heaven....it had to be said.

PooKoo
06-08-2006, 07:54 PM
still loving you is great.

apocalypse13
06-08-2006, 07:55 PM
Bleh, I wouldn't say that it's a power ballad. (Stairway)

Waterboy799
06-08-2006, 08:42 PM
rocket queen, or the second half of it anyway

PooKoo
06-08-2006, 08:59 PM
damn straight.

Rock 24/7
06-09-2006, 09:02 AM
Here's another:

Def Leppard- Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad

guywithaguitar1
06-09-2006, 01:15 PM
FIne Every Rose from Poison

RnRGirl
06-09-2006, 08:00 PM
I heard one tonight driving home that I haven't heard in a while...

(Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection - Nelson :cool:

PooKoo
06-09-2006, 08:33 PM
haha ick!

RnRGirl
06-09-2006, 09:03 PM
haha ick!

What do you mean!


I was actually singing along in the car!

Rock 24/7
06-10-2006, 10:19 PM
What do you mean!


I was actually singing along in the car!

Sorry to say, but I think he means that they suck. I haven't really heard on Nelson that much, but I'm sure I'd love some of their music if I took a good listen.

RnRGirl
06-12-2006, 12:23 PM
They are not that bad. They play worse things on "Hair Nation" on Sirius Radio than that song. I will admit they are kinda girlie looking.

AngilasGuy
06-13-2006, 12:56 PM
Don't hate me for this :(, Heat of the moment... I mean come on Govan was with them.

Haha, I feel guilty liking it too :(

SuburbanCowboy
06-13-2006, 01:09 PM
Cryin - Joe Satriani
All Alone - Joe Satriani
Always with You, Always with Me - Joe Satriani
Just Look Up - Joe Satriani
For the Love of God - Steve Vai
Hand on Heart - Steve Vai
Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
Goodbye to Romance - Ozzy
Mama I'm Comin Home- Ozzy
A Tout le Monde - Megadeth
Little Wing - Skid Row (AMAZING cover!)

Resiliance
06-13-2006, 01:43 PM
Don't hate me for this :(, Heat of the moment... I mean come on Govan was with them.

Cutting It Fine!