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Old 03-26-2004, 03:06 PM   #16
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Not all hair metal songs are power ballads. Some are just hard rock songs. It has to be kind of slow at least in some parts and a love song or a song with a message to be a power ballad. One is not a power ballad because it is soft music. It's sad when all 'hair metal' gets lumped together. I wonder sometimes if people have really listened to it or only hate it because VH1 and the internet tell you to Like all genres, it had its good and its bad. Like Poison's "I Want Action" or Warrant's "Cherry Pie" are not power ballads.

Speaking of KISS, Beth is too slow, soft and piano based to be power ballad. KISS's power ballad was "Hard Luck Woman"
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Power ballads are a secret weakness of mine, especially when they have the big hair to go with them.

Def Leppard--Bringing on the Heartbreak

Queensryche--Another Rainy Night

Bad English--When I See You Smile

Queen--Who Wants To Live Forever?

Giant--I'll See You In My Dreams

Whitesnake--Is this Love?

I think the oddest one is "Winds of Change" by the Scorpions--the political power ballad.
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Avsgirl, I like most of those And what's wrong with big hair?
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Def Leppard was not a hair metal band. Not all bands in the 80's who had hair were hair metal. Def Leppard, like U2, was out in 1980 and broke big in 1983. They were a hard rock band. "Hair metal" as it is known today did not even come about until later in the 80's. After Poison and bands like that became popular, yes there were copycats in look and sound. Sadly, all rock bands with hair have in retrospect been labeled 'hair metal' and that is considered an insult. I remember the guy from Iron Maiden on TV once saying he had hair and he played metal but his band was not 'hair metal.' I wonder if the bands of the late 90's-early 00's who play rapmetal and numetal will one day be lumped together as 'bald and piercings metal'
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Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
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Iron Maiden - Wasting Love
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U2K is taking this thread by storm.

Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler

That songs brings back some hilarious memories.

And some of these are NOT power ballads.
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And some of these are NOT power ballads.

my general understanding is that metal bands or hard rock late 70s/80s bands wrote power ballads. i guess if you really wanted to pretend that nu-metal is some kind of legit category of metal, then staind would be masters of the modern power ballad (a scary thought in itself).

but radiohead?
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my general understanding is that metal bands or hard rock late 70s/80s bands wrote power ballads.
Yeah that's true, that's who did it! But not every song they wrote qualifies as a power ballad (as some people, not you, seemed to think unless I misunderstood)

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i guess if you really wanted to pretend that nu-metal is some kind of legit category of metal, then staind would be masters of the modern power ballad (a scary thought in itself).

but radiohead?
Well that would be very hard to pretend, but it might just happen someday. Staind, Cold's Stupid Girl, I'm sure there are more but I don't really listen to them. I've really only heard those songs in the presence of my 14 year old neice who plays them in the car and while she's on the computer. Not that I own any.

Radiohead does not do power ballads, true. I don't get that one. Most of the stuff on his list wasn't a power ballad IMO.
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U2K is taking this thread by storm.

Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler

That songs brings back some hilarious memories.

And some of these are NOT power ballads.
Remember the video, all those little kids in the ghost masks in the haunted castle or something? I can see why that one might be a hilarious memory
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my general understanding is that metal bands or hard rock late 70s/80s bands wrote power ballads. i guess if you really wanted to pretend that nu-metal is some kind of legit category of metal, then staind would be masters of the modern power ballad (a scary thought in itself).

but radiohead?


I don't get it either. I think U2Kitten's lists are the best....not completely limited to the 70s/80s hard rock/metal scene, but not stretching the definition of 'power ballad.'

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Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler

That songs brings back some hilarious memories.
it WILL be a hit again one day when covers of power ballads become popular.

I also think of poison's 'every rose has it's thorn' & that foreigner song...i want to know what love is.

I don't think of thom yorke, as amusing as the image of him decked out in '80's attire & hair is...
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That's too bad, because it's a really great song.
oh well.
oh well indeed was a great song


got to love Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac


but I wouldn't call that one a power ballad either
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I don't get it either. I think U2Kitten's lists are the best....not completely limited to the 70s/80s hard rock/metal scene, but not stretching the definition of 'power ballad.'

yeah, she definetly knows what she's talking about.
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