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!