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The Best Power Ballads


Yeah, I listened to hair bands in the 80s.  I admit it.  I liked Motley Crue, Poison, Skid Row, Cinderella and, the best of the bunch, Guns N' Roses.

Hair bands all followed the same strategy.  Hard rocker singles were followed by a power ballad.  Def Leppard would release "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and follow that up with "Love Bites".  Power Ballads are like guilty pleasures... tasty cheese that isn't good for you, but thoroughly enjoyable.

With apologies to Mr. Big, here are my ten favourite power ballads.  Rock on!

"Every Rose Has its Thorn" by Poison

"Patience" by Guns N' Roses

"I Remember You" by Skid Row

"Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue

"I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner

"More Than Words" by Extreme

"Heaven" by Warrant

"When the Children Cry" by White Lion

"Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

"Is This Love" by Whitesnake

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