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VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads
VH1 ^ | 1/2006 | Staff

Posted on 01/12/2006 11:42:13 AM PST by pissant

25. Close My Eyes Forever-- Lita Ford

24. When It's Love-- Van Halen

23. It's Been Awhile-- Staind

22. Still Loving You-- Scorpions

21. Silent Lucidity-- Queensryche

20. Love Song-- Tesla

19. Only God Knows Why-- Kid Rock

18. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)-- Cinderella

17. These Dreams-- Heart

16. How You Remind Me-- Nickelback

15. I Remember You-- Skid Row

14. Keep On Loving You-- REO Speedwagon

13. Again-- Lenny Kravitz

12. Home Sweet Home-- Mötley Crüe

11. Nothing Else Matters-- Metallica

10. Is This Love-- Whitesnake

9. Sister Christian-- Night Ranger

8. Love Bites-- Def Leppard

7. Every Rose Has Its Thorn-- Poison

6. November Rain-- Guns N' Roses

5. I'll Be There For You-- Bon Jovi

4. With Arms Wide Open-- Creed

3. Beth-- Kiss

2. I Don't Want To Miss a Thing-- Aerosmith

1. Open Arms-- Journey


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KEYWORDS: eightiesrock; yikes
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To: RockinRight

We need RR's top 10!


51 posted on 01/12/2006 12:00:30 PM PST by pissant
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To: TheBigB
"Lady" by Styx

That is a great one.

"Beth" is one of my favorites, too. (Meant to add that in my last post)

52 posted on 01/12/2006 12:00:43 PM PST by retrokitten
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To: BTHOtu

Aah, yes. Another good one. In fact the a while back on VH1 Classic I saw the super-cheesy video for that song! Also saw "Girlschool" by Britny Fox.


53 posted on 01/12/2006 12:01:34 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: RockinRight

There are quite a few others I'd add to the list (although I don't realy know what they'd consider a "power ballad"--does it have to do with the band having to normally be a hard-rockin' one?) How about "Feel Like Makin' Love" by Bad Company or "When the Children Cry" by White Lion or "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" by Def Leppard or "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche?


54 posted on 01/12/2006 12:01:45 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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And for Christian Rock, it's gotta be Stryper "Honestly".


55 posted on 01/12/2006 12:01:52 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: RockinRight

White Lion, Mr. Big


56 posted on 01/12/2006 12:02:31 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: retrokitten
Must...post...pic!

57 posted on 01/12/2006 12:02:50 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: TheBigB; RockinRight
Of course Open Arms is #1

Sister Christian-- Night Ranger

ummm memories..memories on this one
58 posted on 01/12/2006 12:02:55 PM PST by PaulaB (She turns herself round..And she smiles and she says..'This is it'..'That's the end of the joke')
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To: pissant

But you ARE such a troublemaker PA.

I remember the 80's when I lived in LA and a lot of rock and music was just dead and the metal/hair bands really had to work to get airplay or bookings.

I always groan and start looking for the exit when I see the metal bands reach for an acoustic guitar.


59 posted on 01/12/2006 12:02:59 PM PST by garyhope (Happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all good Freepers and our brave military.)
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To: TheBigB

Look at all the 80's whackiness! He's sitting down, but there is no chair!


60 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:43 PM PST by retrokitten
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To: RockinRight

Launchcast Radio has a "Hair Flair" channel that gives me my fix of hair bands. They also have a "Power Ballad" channel as well. Glad to see I am not the only FReeper that listens to '80's Hair Metal.


61 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:57 PM PST by BTHOtu
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To: RockinRight
Would you mind putting my name on that list? I enjoy the toture of being reminded of how old I am...LOL! Thanks! Cool
62 posted on 01/12/2006 12:04:13 PM PST by EX52D (Happy New Year Freepers!)
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To: pissant

1. Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
2. Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
3. Alone Again - Dokken
4. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
5. Wind of Change - Scorpions
6. Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
7. Love is On The Way - Saigon Kick
8. Without You - Motley Crue
9. Wasted Time - Skid Row (forgotten gem!)
10. Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse


63 posted on 01/12/2006 12:04:29 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Oh, now Layla has got to be top 5 material.


64 posted on 01/12/2006 12:04:32 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Can't believe "Love of a Lifetime" (Firehouse) didn't make the list!


65 posted on 01/12/2006 12:04:55 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: pissant

Post 1990 was the start of all the "alternative" nonsense.


66 posted on 01/12/2006 12:05:03 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: TheBigB; RockinRight; pissant

I see Tesla made it but would have picked "Changes" over "Love Song"


67 posted on 01/12/2006 12:05:13 PM PST by PaulaB (She turns herself round..And she smiles and she says..'This is it'..'That's the end of the joke')
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To: PaulaB

I can play that on the piano, or at least I USED to be able to...


68 posted on 01/12/2006 12:05:18 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: RockinRight

Did you have a power rockin mullet in your youth?


69 posted on 01/12/2006 12:05:55 PM PST by pissant
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To: TheBigB

"Silent Lucidity" is on the list!

"Bringin on the Heartbreak"...forgot about that one.


70 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:04 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: retrokitten

Add in the clothes and the combined 20-30 pounds of hair on that cover and it's complete chaos, I tellsya! :o)


71 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:07 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: RockinRight
Excellent List...Saw Poison in 1988

and lived to talk of it

LOL ;P
72 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:08 PM PST by PaulaB (She turns herself round..And she smiles and she says..'This is it'..'That's the end of the joke')
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To: RockinRight
Of course! Please add me to your pingie thingie :)

From the list above I would go with:

1) Home Sweet Home-- Mötley Crüe (of course)

2) I Remember You-- Skid Row

...and although I'm not a big Queensryche fan I'd put "Silent Lucidity" at number 3

73 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:38 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: All

Although "Beth" is a good song by KISS (the B-Side to "Detroit Rock City"), I would argue that "Forever" is probably a better known power ballad by KISS. I will also argue that one of the power ballad groups that got alot of airplay in my college days was the hairband rockers Warrant. They had a slew of hits in the late 1980's, and to be a hairband getting radio exposure, you had to be a power ballad group.


74 posted on 01/12/2006 12:06:49 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: RockinRight
"Silent Lucidity" is on the list!

D'oh! *smacks noggin* It is, isn't it?

75 posted on 01/12/2006 12:07:01 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Good tune, but I thought Stryper was always weaker in their ballads than the hard stuff, they really shined with the straight-up headbanging rockers like "The Way" and "To Hell With The Devil."


76 posted on 01/12/2006 12:07:05 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: TheBigB

LMAO!


77 posted on 01/12/2006 12:07:05 PM PST by retrokitten
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To: WhiteGuy

LOL. I think they are thinking that power ballads mean heavy metal/hard rock bands taking a stab at slow, dirge like love songs.


78 posted on 01/12/2006 12:07:16 PM PST by pissant
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To: BTHOtu

You're not...check out my profile page, I list lots of them. I also like the harder 80s metal like Slayer, too, but usually listen to the big hair stuff!


79 posted on 01/12/2006 12:08:03 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: RockinRight
9. Wasted Time - Skid Row (forgotten gem!)

LOL! Absolutely! Not nearly as widely known as "I Remember You" or "18 And Life".

80 posted on 01/12/2006 12:08:24 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: TheBigB

When my kids were little they thought Journey was singing "broken arms".


81 posted on 01/12/2006 12:08:34 PM PST by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: RockinRight

I vote for the Stone's Angie, Wild Horses, You Can't Always Get What you Want, Ruby Tuesday, and Memory Motel (#1)


82 posted on 01/12/2006 12:08:52 PM PST by pissant
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To: RockinRight
One of the best, and most underrated, guitarists of ALL TIME!

Last June at the "Shredder's Clinic."

He was on the cover of Vintage Guitar magazine a few months back. He's still jamming out (when he's not competing in amateur bodybuilding contests). Sadly, a Dokken reunion appears to be out of the picture as Don and George don't particularly get along. Don hated sharing the spotlight.

83 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:11 PM PST by Drew68
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Warrant did have some good songs!

And don't get me started on the "Cherry Pie" video. :D

84 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:14 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: RockinRight

"To Hell With The Devil" was one of my favorite headbanging tunes from Stryper.


85 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:30 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Tucker Carlson could reveal himself as a castrated, lesbian, rodeo clown ...wouldn't surprise me")
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To: pissant
When people complain about todays music, just scan thru these and you will realize how many turds were hatched in days gone by.

Yes.

And where is Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart??

Yes.

And likewise where is "Lady in Red"?

86 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:32 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: pissant

For a short time. In 1989, I was 12 and was a total metalhead, both the hair bands and the harder stuff. I had a mullet for about 4 months until my dad got a hold of the clippers...


87 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:33 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: RockinRight

Heaven - Bryan Adams


88 posted on 01/12/2006 12:09:53 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: pissant

Step inside (walk this way)
You and me babe (hey, hey!)
Hey! hey! hey!
Huh!

Love is like a bomb, baby, c’mon get it on
Livin’ like a lover with a red hot thong
Lookin’ like a tramp, like a video vamp
Demolition woman, can I be your man?
(be your man)
Hey! hey!
Razzle ’n’ a dazzle ’n’ a flash a little light
Television lover, baby, go all night
Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
Little miss ah innocent sugar me, yeah
Hey!
C’mon

Take a bottle
Shake it up
Break the bubble
Break it up

(pour some sugar on me)
Ooh, in the name of love
(pour some sugar on me)
C’mon fire me up
(pour your sugar on me)
Oh, I can’t get enough

I’m hot, sticky sweet from my head to my feet yeah
Hey! hey! hey!
(huh!)

Listen!
Red light, yellow light, green-a-light go!
Crazy little woman in a one man show
Mirror queen, mannequin, rhythm of love
Sweet dream, saccharine, loosen up
(loosen up) I loosen up
You gotta squeeze a little, squeeze a little, tease a little more
Easy operator come a knockin’ on my door
Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
Little miss ah innocent sugar me, yeah
(yeah!)
Give a little more

I’m hot, sticky sweet from my head to my feet yeah
(you got the peaches, I got the cream)
Sweet to taste (saccharine)
’cos I’m hot (hot!)
So hot
Sticky sweet from my head
(head!) my head
(head to my feet)
To my feet
Do you take sugar?
One lump or two?

Take a bottle (take a bottle)
Shake it up (shake it up)
Break the bubble
Break it up (break it up)

(pour some sugar on me)
Oh, in the name of love
(pour some sugar on me)
Get all, come get it
(pour your sugar on me)
Ooh
(pour some sugar on me)
Yeah!
Sugar me!


89 posted on 01/12/2006 12:10:14 PM PST by laney (Happy 2006!)
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To: Zavien Doombringer; Constitution Day; Serb5150; Xenalyte

Ping to a few other Children of the 80s! ;D


90 posted on 01/12/2006 12:10:16 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: garyhope

You've never seen a faster change of radio station as when this stuff pops up! ;o)


91 posted on 01/12/2006 12:10:20 PM PST by pissant
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To: MotleyGirl70
I Remember You-- Skid Row

AMEN

My question is where is Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
92 posted on 01/12/2006 12:10:43 PM PST by PaulaB (She turns herself round..And she smiles and she says..'This is it'..'That's the end of the joke')
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To: RockinRight

There you go. This may be the definitve FR Power Ballad list. LOL


93 posted on 01/12/2006 12:11:17 PM PST by pissant
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To: Auntbee
When my kids were little they thought Journey was singing "broken arms".

Hee! :D That's almost as good as Elton John's classic, "Hold me closer, Tony Danza..."

94 posted on 01/12/2006 12:11:25 PM PST by TheBigB (Someone's always playing corporation games...who cares, they're always changing corporation names)
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To: TheBigB; All
Have you all seen this? The commercial is always on during South Park reruns.

Disc 1
01 Heaven | Warrant
02 I Remember You | Skid Row
03 When The Children Cry | White Lion
04 Headed For A Heartbreak | Winger
05 High Enough | Damn Yankees
06 Love Of A Lifetime | Firehouse
07 To Be With You | Mr. Big
08 Don't Close Your Eyes | Kix
09 When I See You Smile | Bad English
10 Carrie | Europe
11 Fly High Michelle | Enuff Znuff
12 Love Is On The Way | Saigon Kick
13 The Flame | Cheap Trick
14 House of Pain | Faster Pussycat
15 Miles Away | Winger
16 If You Needed Somebody | Bad Company

Disc 2

01 Every Rose Has It's Thorn | Poison
02 Don't Know What You Got Til It's Gone | Cinderella
03 Fly To The Angels | Slaughter
04 Silent Lucidity | Queensryche
05 Love Song | Tesla
06 Is This Love | Whitesnake
07 Forever | Kiss
08 I'll Never Let You Go | Steelheart
09 Only Time Will Tell | Nelson
10 Winds of Change | Scorpions
11 Angel Song | Great White
12 I'll See You In My Dreams | Giant
13 More Than Words | Extreme
14 When I'm With You | Sheriff
15 Ballad Of Jayne | L.A. Guns
16 Honestly | Stryper

95 posted on 01/12/2006 12:11:37 PM PST by retrokitten
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Warrant-

The lead singer, Jani Lane, is from my hometown of Akron, OH. I've met him once. Nice guy, but a poster child for "Rock Against Drugs" commercials...he's about 42 but looks 60. I'd put "I Saw Red" and "Heaven" in my top 20, but not my top 10. Good times, good times...


96 posted on 01/12/2006 12:11:51 PM PST by RockinRight ("It's as if all the brain-damaged people in America got together and formed a voting bloc" - Coulter)
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To: RockinRight

Well, I guess not....you put it as your #1!!!


97 posted on 01/12/2006 12:12:05 PM PST by pissant
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To: Auntbee

OMG, that is too funny!


98 posted on 01/12/2006 12:12:48 PM PST by EX52D (Happy New Year Freepers!)
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To: laney
Get it girl

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99 posted on 01/12/2006 12:13:09 PM PST by PaulaB (She turns herself round..And she smiles and she says..'This is it'..'That's the end of the joke')
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Wow! You sound as if you belonged to teh Kiss Army!!!


100 posted on 01/12/2006 12:13:32 PM PST by pissant
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