MTftSB: Power Ballads

What’s the best power ballad? JUST KIDDING I ALREADY KNOW.

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Eyes Without A Face by Billy Idol

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Obvious but

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Pretty sure it’s Alone by Heart. It has all the elements required to classify it as a power ballad

  • Sad but uplifting
  • Big guitar solo
  • Shouty chorus
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I’m not claiming it’s the best (Alone is, you’re right) but I have fondness for this one

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THEY SAY THAT THE ROAD AIN’T NO PLACE TO START A FAMILY
RIGHT DOWN THE LINE IT’S BEEN YOU AND ME

Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse

That welsh gravel has a powerful gravitas that is hard to beat

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Does this count as one? I fucking love it.

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Came here to post this

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Fake plastic trees

I hate doing a ‘well actually, I think you’ll find’ but this is great and maybe should be power ballad canon?

YESSSSSS

Hmm.

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Come on, what the fuck’s wrong with you? It’s this:

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Slightly angry about people claiming regular ballads are the best power ballads

This is like that time on another forum when people nominated non Motown records as their favourite Motown records

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Correct

Must also have huge drums come in at some point (but no to minimal drums at the start)

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