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Best rock/metal ballads?


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#1 of 14 OFFLINE   veggiop

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Posted February 28 2011 - 07:34 PM

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 of 14 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted February 28 2011 - 08:15 PM

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 of 14 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 01 2011 - 06:31 AM

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"
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Posted March 02 2011 - 11:32 AM

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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#5 of 14 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted March 02 2011 - 02:15 PM

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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Posted March 02 2011 - 02:20 PM

Hey I'm going to throw out a few here...


Europe- Carrie
Boston- Amanda


Night Ranger - Sister Christian


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#7 of 14 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 03 2011 - 06:01 AM


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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.


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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Posted March 06 2011 - 03:43 PM

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
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#9 of 14 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 08 2011 - 07:39 AM

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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Posted March 09 2011 - 01:50 PM

A little "Beth" is O.K. but frequently...


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#11 of 14 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted March 10 2011 - 01:19 AM

Beth's charm comes less from listening to it than from singing along with it. ;)
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#12 of 14 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted April 11 2011 - 05:33 PM

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

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Posted August 21 2011 - 06:13 AM

I'm partial to Doro's Behind The Trees. It's got that good eerie thang goin' on.
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Posted August 26 2011 - 02:23 AM

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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