Power Ballads Playlist (100 Songs)

The following are “power ballads,” primarily from the era when the pretty boy spandex wearing “hair bands” ruled the airwaves and MTV in the ‘80s and early ‘90s (there’s a 5 song maximum for each artist). Also, no "Stairway To Heaven," "More Than A Feeling," "Beyond The Realms Of Death," "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Child In Time," "Fade To Black," "Cemetary Gates," etc. - those songs are too rocking (and/or too good; not enough cheese) for this list :) Also a song like GnR's "Patience" is a great ballad but not really a power ballad.

Aerosmith – Dream On
Aerosmith – You See Me Crying
Aerosmith – Home Tonight
Aerosmith – What It Takes
Aerosmith – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Alice Cooper – Only Women Bleed
Asia – Heat Of The Moment
The Black Crowes - She Talks To Angels
Bon Jovi – Silent Night
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You
Bon Jovi – Living In Sin
Bonnie Tyler – A Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Boston – Hitch A Ride
Boston – A Man I’ll Never Be
Boston – Hollyann
Bryan Adams – Heaven
The Cars - Drive
Cheap Trick – The Flame
Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)
Cinderella – Heartbreak Station
The Cult – Edie (Ciao Baby)
Damn Yankees – High Enough
Def Leppard – Bringing On The Heartbreak
Def Leppard – Love Bites
Def Leppard – Hysteria
Dokken - Alone Again
Dokken – In My Dreams
Duran Duran – Ordinary World
Faster Pussycat – House Of Pain
Firehouse - Love Of A Lifetime
Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You
Foreigner – I Wanna Know What Love Is
Guns n’ Roses – Don’t Cry
Guns n’ Roses – November Rain
Guns n’ Roses – Estranged
Heart – Alone
Helix – Deep Cuts The Knife
Iron Maiden – Remember Tomorrow
Iron Maiden - Strange World
Iron Maiden – Children Of The Damned
Journey – Open Arms
Journey – Faithfully
Judas Priest – Last Rose Of Summer
Judas Priest – Before The Dawn
Kix – Don’t Close Your Eyes
L.A. Guns – The Ballad Of Jayne
Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne - Close My Eyes Forever
Meat Loaf – For Crying Out Loud
Megadeth – A Tout Le Monde
Metallica – The Unforgiven
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Mother Love Bone – Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns
Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home
Nazareth – Love Hurts
Night Ranger – Sister Christian
Ozzy Osbourne – Goodbye To Romance
Ozzy Osbourne – You Can’t Kill Rock n’ Roll
Ozzy Osbourne – Tonight
Ozzy Osbourne – Mama, I’m Coming Home
Poison – I Won’t Forget You
Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
Poison – Something To Believe In
Prince - Purple Rain
Queensryche – Eyes Of A Stranger
Queensryche – Silent Lucidty
Rainbow – Catch The Rainbow
Rainbow – Stone Cold
Rainbow – Street Of Dreams
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run
Saigon Kick – Love Is On The Way
Savatage – When The Crowds Are Gone
The Scorpions – Still Loving You
The Scorpions – Wind Of Change
Skid Row – 18 and Life
Skid Row – I Remember You
Skid Row – Quicksand Jesus
Skid Row – Wasted Time
Slaughter – Fly To The Angels
Steelheart - I'll Never Let You Go
Styx – Come Sail Away
Styx – Pieces Of Eight
Styx – The Best Of Times
Tesla – Love Song
Tesla – Song and Emotion
Toto – Rosanna
Toto – Africa
Twisted Sister – The Price
UFO – Love To Love
UFO – Out In The Street
Van Halen – Love Walks In
Van Halen – When It's Love
Warrant - Heaven
White Lion – When The Children Cry
Whitesnake – Is This Love
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
Winger – Headed For A Heartbreak
Zebra – Who’s Behind The Door
ZZ Top – Rough Boy

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