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Best rock/metal ballads?

Discussion in 'Music' started by veggiop, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. veggiop

    veggiop Member

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    Hevay Metal and Rock bands prove themselves the most accomplished and proficient often by virtue of the sometimes fantastic ballads they pen. Who can forget Gary Moore's "Empty rooms", Journey's "Who's crying now?" or even Zep's "Going to California", or GnR's "November rain"? So which are your favourite rock/metal ballads?
     
  2. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Well-Known Member

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    Judas Priest - "Before the Dawn," "Night Comes Down," "Prisoner Of Your Eyes"


    Whitesnake - "Is This Love"


    Black Sabbath - "Changes"


    GnR - "Sweet Child O' Mine"


    veggiop, you're a fun guy. I like these topics.
     
  3. Aaron Silverman

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    Off the top of my head:


    Dokken - "Alone Again"

    Dream Theater - "Surrounded"

    Queen - "Somebody to Love"

    Yes - "And You And I"

    Rush - "Closer to the Heart"


    And from the Big Hair Sing-Along Dept.:


    Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead or Alive"

    Motley Crue - "Home Sweet Home"

    Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
     
  4. David Willow

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    In general, I hate metal ballads. But if I had to choose, Metal Church: Watch the Children Pray is hard to beat.
     
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    Scorpions - Still Loving You

    Skid Row - I Remember You

    Styx - Lady....one of the first songs I ever heard referred to as a power ballad. Not sure it really is one, but what the heck.
     
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    Hey I'm going to throw out a few here...


    Europe- Carrie
    Boston- Amanda


    Night Ranger - Sister Christian
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

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    I thought for a few minutes trying to decide whether that song qualified, and in the end I didn't include it because it just rocks too hard. It was the first one that came to mind, though!
     
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    Yes - "And You And I"


    I think Wonderous Stories is Yes' best ballad. And You And I is far to complicated to be labled a simple ballad .


    Off the top of my head....


    Angie-The Rolling Stones.

    Beth-KISS

    I Can't Tell You Why-The Eagles
     
  9. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Well-Known Member

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    There was a hard rock station here that late last year switched over to "soft and easy favorites" -- no more DJs, even, just mellow tunes (and commercials). I didn't delete it from my presets because they do play a decent amount of classic Motown R&B worth listening to and, frequently, Beth!
     
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    A little "Beth" is O.K. but frequently...
     
  11. Aaron Silverman

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    Beth's charm comes less from listening to it than from singing along with it. ;)
     
  12. Todd Stout

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    Here are a few of my favorites:


    Great White - House Of Broken Love (one of their best songs in my opinion)

    Lita Ford - Lisa

    Heaven - Knockin' On Heaven's Door

    Armored Saint - Isolation

    Death Angel - A Room With A View (Veil of Deception is a great tune as well but probably not a ballad)

    Tesla - Love Song

    Skid Row - Quicksand Jesus

    Faster Pussycat - House of Pain

    L.A. Guns - Ballad of Jayne

    Rough Cutt - Dreamin' Again

    Black 'N Blue - I'll Be There For You

    Black Sabbath - No Stranger To Love

    Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)

    Scorpions - Believe In Love

    Twisted Sister - The Price

    Vandenberg - Burning Heart
     
  13. Rachael B

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    I'm partial to Doro's Behind The Trees. It's got that good eerie thang goin' on.
     
  14. Aaron Silverman

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    Lately all the radio stations around here have been playing an edit of November Rain that simply cuts out the entire instrumental break that builds to the guitar solo. It's HORRIBLE! When it comes on I feel like changing the channel, but I'm drawn to listen just to see which version it will be. It's like rubbernecking a train wreck.
     

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