Best Power Ballads

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Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Yolo! Anwway this song is a-m-a-z-i-n-g that's why it is at the top of the list of ballads on this page so, oosh!

love this song its absolutely incredible! :)


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2November Rain - Guns N' Roses

The quintessential slow dance song when I was 12.


My dad told me about this song. Ever since then, I've been hooked on this! Might use this as my wedding song. Its just so beautiful and romantic for a rock song.


song which made me love rock

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3Open Arms - Journey

steve perry sang this with so much real emotion. best power ballad ever.

this is the first true power balllad. amazing song. steve perry sang it with so much emotion that this has to be #1

Best Power Ballad of all time

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4I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith

This song is incredible. The lyrics are written so well, it was written by Dianne Warren. Also Steven Tyler's raspy rocker voice singing all heart felt on the track with the orchestra and Aerosmith rocking' it out. Truly a great song.

Excellent so much emotion it a Perfect wedding song good for people with deep voices xoxo

full of pain and passion

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5Still Loving You - Scorpions

Amazing song and an amazing band. The vocals and guitar work are fantastic.

This song is just amazing, it's the song of me and my girlfriend. She must be number one! I'm still loving you baby!

I can't get a particular girl out of my head whenever I hear this song. Favorite rock ballad of all time!

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6Always - Bon Jovi

I'm only 28 live in accra Ghana West Africa and I can't get enough of this song. Totally love it.

I'm in love with this song!

Me and my girls song:)
Very emotional love it:)
Best damn love song ever

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7Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses

Masterpiece, underrated

Awesome song

My personal Fave. GNR FOREVER

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8Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison

it just makes me cry because of how emotional it is

"This song really shows how you got hurt because of love... Great song POISON! "

my favourite song ever!!!

9Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

Sometimes, when listen to this song, I just want to cry.

A simple yet powerfull love song

Most awesome song to come from Metallica

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10I Remember You - Skid Row

tears come to me when I hear this song!

it's touching

Greatest Skid Row Ballad
In Fact Greatest Skid Row Song, if the Full Album was Like This it Would be the Greatest album of the 80s

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11I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

Great song just hate they way people talk bad about it because the people who say he's doesn't say what he wouldn't do have never listened to the song because they say it plain as day

Just Brilliant

An absolute epic among epics, and one of the very few "Epic" Power Ballads (Epic as in length). Jim Steinman's writing and composing ability is perfectly matched by Meat Loafs vocals. A true classic for anyone who knows a thing or two about ballads.

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12Alone - Heart


Amazing song! Intense vocals and it just sends a feeling through you that gives such passion amazing

13Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue


the first power ballad, the BEST power ballad

This song started the power ballads so this is totally #1

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14Faithfully - Journey

What's more romantic than I love you faithfully through everything? And Steve Perry can sing the crap out of any ballad. He's the master!

This song got me through the 6 months I had to spend away from the woman who is now my wife.

steve perry's voice gets into my heart

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15Öppna din dörr - Tommy Nilsson

In Sweden, this man is the KING of power ballads!

16Is This Love? - Whitesnake

Amazing song and video, its so sad that we don't get to hear such music anymore...

because its straight up great...

this song is the best power ballad from eighties

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17More Than Words - Extreme

I just love this song - especially when they did it unplugged.

Love this song!

One of the very best ever.

18Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

the perfect wedding song!

I think all the songs presented are truly the best ones but this one is something else... it's just amazing.

I think you people need to REALLY think before you vote... Put your headphones up and turn this one up! WOW! This one takes me back!

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19Love Bites - Def Leppard

this song still breaks my heart... almost 20 yrs later!

LOVE this song! Love the band, awesome group!

simply amazing, true passion

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20Everything I Do (I Do For You) - Bryan Adams

I can't believe nobody added this yet, mad solo, straight love song, lol catch stewie from family guy singing it

21Sister Christian - Night Ranger

. . . be all-right tonight (then ETHEREALLL).

B E A utiful ;)

The drums kick in... MOTORIN'

22More Than a Feeling - Boston

Greatest power ballad of all time!

Great vocals, great riff, builds and drops, this is everything a power ballad should be

The Beautiful melody in the vocals and the Screaming yet sensitive guitar solos combine to make the best song ever.

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23Wind of Change - Scorpions

This song is a pure masterpiece it should be number 1

24I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders

Its an amazing song that gets me every time! It touches my heart every time I hear it! Its strange, but it cheers me up when I am dowm in the dumps! :)

Beautiful song. It really makes a person feel special about the true meaning of it. I particularly love to listen it and feel in care of someone I root for.

I'm a rocker through and through, voting on this one cause I'm not voting for a great song just becaust its in my era, this song is the best ballad of all time.

25Love Song - Tesla

This should definitely be on top.

26I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

Love the father and daughter connection. Does it not make your spine tingle?

27When I See You Smile - Bad English

A must hear and read the lyrics ;)

WOW! I love this song!

i always smile everytime i hear this song..

28Estranged - Guns N Roses

Very underrated song, guitar solo is sick

29Don't Know What You've Got - Cinderella

one of my all time favorits. This guys voice was pure grit.

what can you say! the song says it all

30The Flame - Cheap Trick
31Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Def Leppard

One of the best songs ever... this song is true for everyone. First time I heard this I almost cried!

32Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
33Carrie - Europe

Amazing song, one of the most memorable guitar solos during the culmination. As powerful as Still Loving You by Scorpions

34Heaven - Warrant

The true definition of powerballad. Maybe the best ever made. This one should be in the top 10. At least above skidrow - I remember you. I also love the small and slow guitar solo


35I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi

Always makes me cry...

3618 and Life - Skid Row

its my favorite song of all time

Bach has an amazing voice.

37Alone Again - Dokken

Great song -- always left off the lists

38One - Metallica

I really think that metallica is a very good metal ballad band until they went to thrash. The band focuses way more on guitar than many other bands and a lot of people don't like that. Many of their guitar ballads are... Justice for all, ride the lightning, fade to black, nithing else matters, unforgiven, and of course one. In the mind of power ballads one and nothing else matters are probably the only ones that are softer and would fit in the catagory.

I don't really think this is a power ballad in my oppinion, but its a great song by metallica.

39Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
40About a Girl - Nirvana

I'm surprised this got on the list, but a good song nonetheless


One of the best love songs ever

41The Search Is Over - Survivor
42She's Out Of My Life - Michael Jackson
43Cemetary Gates - Pantera

my favourite

44You and Me - Lifehouse

this is good for a more recent one

45Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

It's so mellow.. it has to be a ballad... I love this song 8]

46Lover Why - Century
47When I'm With You - Sheriff

The lyrics will melt a womens panties right off.

48Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple

So much emotion, it's just a great power ballad!

49I Live My Life for You - Firehouse

One of the very best... EVER..

50Sober - Tool
51Silent Night - Bon Jovi


52If You Dont Know Me By Now - Simply Red

another one I can't believe nobody added, this song is very saddening but uplifting at the same time, personally I think this is the best love song

53I Will Remember - Toto

A great song. Simply... a best one.

54Days Gone By - Slaughter
55When A Blind Man Cries - Deep Purple
56The Power of Love - Huey Lewis and the News

Turn up the bass, and play it really loud...

57Candlelight Fantasia - Symphony X

One of the best ballads ever written... its fantastic.


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58The Power of Love - Celine Dion

The greatest power ballad of all times from an extremely accomplished artist. It can be listened to time and time again without becoming wearing.

Great belts, greatest voice, rich tone, one of the best songs sung by Celine, or anyone for that matter!


59Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

My wife is a huge fan of INXS and has told me numerous times this is the song she wants played at her's or my funeral.


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60I'll Never Let You Go - Steelheart Listen to sample
61When the Children Cry - White Lion Listen to sample
62Everytime You Cry - The Outfield Listen to sample
63She's Gone - Steelheart Listen to sample
64Incomplete - Backstreet Boys Listen to sample
65Once In a Lifetime - Von Groove
66I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Listen to sample
67Heaven - Warrant Listen to sample
68Sistinas - Danzig Listen to sample
69Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood Listen to sample
70Terlalu Manis - Slank
71When I'm With You - Faber Drive Listen to sample
72Goodbye to Love - Carpenters

The guitar solo by Tony Peluso makes this one of the early power ballads-believe it or not! He just takes off but note the cello-like growl.

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73Crucify My Love - X Japan
74Mr Boombastic - Shaggy Listen to sample
75Making Love Out of Nothing at All - Air Supply Listen to sample
76Everything - Lifehouse Listen to sample
77Nobody's Fool - Cinderella Listen to sample
78Broken Wings - Mr. Mister Listen to sample

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This list was created on October 26, 2006 and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This list has been blogged about 1 times.