Power Ballads Poll: A sentimental soundscape survey

Do you like these songs?

 

Sometimes, even hard rockers feel a little soft.

Power ballads are a great way to add a little variety to an album. It can't all be front-to-back riffs, right? It's nice to get a little emotional now and then.

What we want to know is... Are power ballads actually good? How many of them are memorable? Let's all find out together with this nifty poll! So, take out your lighter and wave it in the air as we look back on a history of impassioned rock songs.

  1. Eric Carmen - "All By Myself"
  2. Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
  3. Aerosmith - "I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing"
  4. Guns N’ Roses - "November Rain"
  5. Styx - "Lady"
  6. Foreigner - "I Want To Know What Love Is"
  7. Mötley Crüe - "Home Sweet Home"
  8. Kiss - "Beth"
  9. Whitesnake - "Is This Love"
  10. Skid Row - "I Remember You"
  11. Def Leppard - "Love Bites"

Power Ballads Poll: A sentimental soundscape survey

Your Result...

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77 Comments

JHP 15 days ago
#8 - c'mon people...a great song and so way different from their norm

and am a big Def Leppard fan also! - that's what mega wattage on the stereo was for:)
dragline 20 days ago
36% similar
Don't know what to think
Tresix 26 days ago
90%! I think this is my highest score on one of these types of quizzes.
MaryOK 26 days ago
No Journey Ballads? Faithfully, Open Arms or Worlds Apart.
Ratt1959 1 month ago
72% similar. It depends on what I'm doing whether I mind or don't mind a ballad.
Moverfan 1 month ago
They only had one song that I like in the whole list and that's 45% similar? How's that work exactly?
TheSentinel 1 month ago
I came up 63% similar - I just hit "Skip it!" on all the heavy metal songs because I've never been a metal fan.
grandpa5741 1 month ago
90% what no REO Speedwagon? 🎸🥁🎤
dazeofwine 1 month ago
I voted skip it on everything except Aerosmith and Styx. I can stand cheese rock.
BradBeall 1 month ago
I've never really been into the whole "power ballad" thing, unless the song has a smokin' guitar lead to help it along, and even then, it helps to have an upbeat theme.
chris70 1 month ago
All were great. Love the power ballads
WilliamJorns 1 month ago
Of all the songs named, my favorites are "Lady," "All By Myself," and "I Want To Know What Love Is."
DZee WilliamJorns 1 month ago
Same here plus I always liked "Beth."
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