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Old 03-25-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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Battle of the Power Ballads

this is going to be a bloody battle to the death

rank the ultimate power ballads of all time?

some contenders that stick out right now!

U2 - One/ With or Without You / All I Want Is You
R.E.M - Everybody Hurts / At My Most Beautiful
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Depeche Mode - Somebody
Ryan Adams - La Cienega Just Smiled / Call Me on Your Way Back Home
Jeff Buckley - Lover You Should've Come Over
Beach Boys - Wouldnt It Be Nice
Crowded House - Dont Dream Its Over/ Better Be Home Soon
John Lennon - Mind Games
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Elvis Presley - Cant Help Falling In Love
Placebo - Burger Queen/ Without You Im Nothing

Bash Away!
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:26 AM   #2
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Cheap Trick-The Flame
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Have no fear, after I post my list the bashing will be all mine! But I do not care, I like these songs, they are pretty, powerful and enjoyable to listen to unlike, well, never mind.

Love Song- Tesla
Every Rose Has Its Thorn- Poison
Heaven- Warrant
Fly to the Angels- Slaughter
I Remember You- Skid Row
More Than a Feeling- Boston
Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tuesday's Gone- "
The Freshman- The Verve Pipe
Wonderwall- Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger- Oasis
Disarm- Smashing Pumpkins
Today- Smashing Pumpkins
Gone Away- The Offspring
The Kids Aren't All Right- The Offspring
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Where are the journey fans??

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Re: Battle of the Power Ballads

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U2 - One/ With or Without You / All I Want Is You
R.E.M - Everybody Hurts / At My Most Beautiful
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Beach Boys - Wouldnt It Be Nice
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Elvis Presley - Cant Help Falling In Love

The Freshman- The Verve Pipe
Wonderwall- Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger- Oasis
Today- Smashing Pumpkins
Gone Away- The Offspring
The Kids Aren't All Right- The Offspring
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i like all those songs. well, except the offspring ones...but i did like the offspring ones at one point.

i fail to see how any of them qualify as power ballads though... the top part of u2kitten's list is usually what i think of when someone says power ballad.
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Re: Re: Battle of the Power Ballads

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i fail to see how any of them qualify as power ballads though... the top part of u2kitten's list is usually what i think of when someone says power ballad.
I agree. I thought a song had to have power chords to qualify as a power ballad.
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Y'all are right, I got off track there! I forgot "Two Steps Behind" by Def Leppard. I agree with Cheap Trick's The Flame too. Most of CCD's was not what I consider power ballads either.

More

Two Steps Behind- Def Leppard
Angel- Aerosmith
Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone- Cinderella (not a favorite of mine)
Carrie- Europe
I Saw Red- Warrant
Edge of a Broken Heart- Vixen (the GIRL hair band!)
If I Close My Eyes Forever- (Ozzy Osbourne with Lita Ford)
Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Tyler
REO Speedwagon- Keep On Lovin' You
Sister Christian- Night Ranger
The Metro- Berlin
Heaven is a Place on Earth- Belinda Carlisle
*sniff*

I miss MTV in the 80's
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Where are the journey fans??

Don't Stop Believin'

Some will win, some will lose, and some were born to sing the blues. Oh the movie never ends, it goes on and on and on and on...

Very philosophical look at life!


Stone In Love

Those crazy nights I do remember, in my youth
I do recall, those were the best times, most of all
in the heat with a blue jean girl
burning love comes once in a lifetime
found her singing by the railroad tracks
took her home, we danced in the moonlight
those summer nights are calling
stone in love
can't help myself from falling
stone in love!

*sigh* good time music!

When the lights go down in the city
and the sun shines on the bay
oh I want to be there in my city
oooh oooh oh
it's sad, oooh
there's been mornings out on road without you
without your charms
whoa whoa, na na na na na na oooh, oooh, oooh!

What a nice tribute to SF!
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it depends on what kind of power ballad we're talking about: actual good songs, or mega-crappola overwrought drivel?

for the actual good songs, I say a tie between "One" and "Fake Plastic Trees".

for the other category, anything by any 80's hair band.
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I never thought of One as a power ballad

I never think about Fake Plastic Trees at all


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I never think about Fake Plastic Trees at all




That's too bad, because it's a really great song.
oh well.
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