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101 Ballads of the Glam Metal Era from 101 Artists


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In alphabetical order, here are 101 brilliant ballads from 101 different artists from the glam metal era. I know some people hate ballads and they can be polarising but I have always loved them.

 

1.     Aerosmith – Angel (1987)

2.     Alias – More Than Words Can Say (1990)

3.     Babylon A.D. – So Savage the Heart (1992)

4.     Bad 4 Good – Nothin’ Great About a Heartache (1992)

5.     Bad Engilsh – When I See You Smile (1989)

6.     Baton Rouge – Desperate (1991)

7.     Beau Nasty – Paradise in the Sand (1989)

8.     Beggars & Thieves – Beggars & Thieves (1990)

9.     Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive (1986)

10.   Brighton Rock – One More Try (1988)

11.   Britny Fox – Over and Out (1991)

12.   Chrissy Steele – Love Don’t Last Forever (1991)

13.   Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) (1988)

14.   Dalton – Loving You (1987)

15.   Damn Yankees – High Enough (1990)

16.   Danger Danger – I Still Think About You (1991)

17.   Dare – The Raindance (1988)

18.   Def Leppard – Love Bites (1987)

19.   Denaro – Tell Me Why (1992)

20.   Dillinger – Can it be Love (1991)

21.   Dirty Rhythm – I Can’t Wait (1991)

22.   Dogs D’Amour – Satellite Kid (1989)

23.   Dokken – Alone Again (1984)

24.   Enuff Z’Nuff – Fly High Michelle (1989)

25.   Europe – Dreamer (1984)

26.   Every Mother’s Nightmare – Love Can Make You Blind (1990)

27.   Extreme – More than Words (1990)

28.   Faster Pussycat – House of Pain (1989)

29.   Fate – Freedom (1990)

30.   FireHouse – Dream of a Lifetime (1990)

31.   Frehley’s Comet – It’s Over Now (1988)

32.   Giant – I’ll See You in My Dreams (1989)

33.   Giuffria – Call to the Heart (1984)

34.   Great White – Save Your Love (1987)

35.   Guns N’ Roses – November Rain (1991)

36.   Hanoi Rocks – Don’t You Ever Leave Me (1984)

37.   Harem Scarem – Slowly Slipping Away (1991)

38.   Heart – Alone (1987)

39.   Honeymoon Suite – What Does it Take (1986)

40.   House of Lords – Love Don’t Lie (1988)

41.   Joker – Lorraine (1990)

42.   Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze of Glory (1990)

43.   Junkyard – Simple Man (1989)

44.   Kane Roberts – Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore? (1991)

45.   Keel – Tears of Fire (1986)

46.   Killer Dwarfs – Doesn’t Matter (1990)

47.   Kiss – Reason to Live (1987)

48.   Kix – Don’t Close Your Eyes (1988)

49.   L.A. Guns – The Ballad of Jayne (1989)

50.   Lillian Axe – Nobody Knows (1988)

51.   Lita Ford – Close My Eyes Forever (with Ozzy Osbourne) (1988)

52.   Little Caesar – From the Start (1989)

53.   Lynch Mob – Dream Until Tomorrow (1992)

54.   McAuley Schenker Group – Never Ending Nightmare (1992)

55.   Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home (1985)

56.   Mr. Big – To Be With You (1991)

57.   Nelson – After the Rain (1990)

58.   Night Ranger – Sister Christian (1983)

59.   Noisy Mama – Long Way Home (1991)

60.   Only Child – Always (1988)

61.   Poison – Every Rose has It’s Thorn (1988)

62.   Pretty Maids – Please Don’t Leave Me (1992)

63.   Queensryche – Silent Lucidity (1990)

64.   Romeo’s Daughter – I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night (1988)

65.   Roxus – Where are You Now? (1991)

66.   Saigon Kick – Love is on It’s Way (1992)

67.   Sammy Hagar – Give to Live (1987)

68.   Saraya – Back to the Bullet (1989)

69.   Savatage – Gutter Ballet (1989)

70.   Scorpions – Wind of Change (1990)

71.   Shotgun Messiah – Living Without You (1991)

72.   Skagarack – I’m Alone (1986)

73.   Skid Row – I Remember You (1989)

74.   Skin N’ Bones – Cover Me With Roses (1990)

75.   Slaughter – Fly to the Angels (1990)

76.   Sleez Beez – I Don’t Want to Live Without You (1992)

77.   Stage Dolls – Love Cries (1988)

78.   Steelheart – I’ll Never Let You Go (1990)

79.   Strangeways – Every Time You Cry (1989)

80.   Stryper – Always There for You (1988)

81.   Tangier – Since You Been Gone (1991)

82.   Tesla – Love Song (1989)

83.   Thunder – A Better Man (1991)

84.   Tigertailz – Heaven (1990)

85.   Tonto Tonto – Miles Away (Too Fast for You) (1992)

86.   Treat – Best of Me (1987)

87.   Trixter – Give it to Me Good (1990)

88.   Tuff – I Hate Kissing You Goodbye (1991)

89.   Van Halen – Dreams (1986)

90.   Vandenberg – Different Worlds (1983)

91.   Vinnie Vincent Invasion – Love Kills (1988)

92.   Vixen – Cryin’ (1988)

93.   W.A.S.P. – Forever Free (1989)

94.   Warrant – Heaven (1989)

95.   Waysted – Heaven Tonight (1985)

96.   White Lion – When the Children Cry (1987)

97.   Whitesnake – Is This Love (1987)

98.   Wildside – Kiss this Love Goodbye (1992)

99.   Winger – Miles Away (1990)

100.  XYZ – What Keeps Me Loving You (1989)

101.  Y&T – Don’t be Afraid of the Dark (1990)

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On 9/29/2021 at 9:08 PM, auslander said:

3. Babylon A.D. – So Savage the Heart (1992)

Three in and we've already got the best power ballad ever written. No need to post the rest. 

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My favourites from that list are

Baton Rouge - Desperate

Damn Yankees- High enough 

Kiss - Reason to live

Winger - Miles away

I love these kinda power rock ballads. Today's modern radio songs do not have as much soul as these old true tunes and I wasn't even alive yet in the 80's (born in 1999).

I guess my favourite rock ballad is Thunder's 'Love walked in'. But there are a few current bands who can bring back that old vibe (Wig Wam, The Poodles (sadly not current anymore), Kissin' Dynamite have very strong ballads)

I just wrote and recorded an 80's inspired rock ballad for my uncle, who surprisingly passed away a few years ago. He was always a special person to me so I wanted to dedicate this song to him. 

I don't know if I'm allowed to show it to you in this thread, so if I'm not, delete it or overread it.

It's not professionally produced but I put a lot of work, time, heart and soul into, so I'd like to share it with you.

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, J.S.M said:

My favourites from that list are

Baton Rouge - Desperate

Damn Yankees- High enough 

Kiss - Reason to live

Winger - Miles away

I love these kinda power rock ballads. Today's modern radio songs do not have as much soul as these old true tunes and I wasn't even alive yet in the 80's (born in 1999).

I guess my favourite rock ballad is Thunder's 'Love walked in'. But there are a few current bands who can bring back that old vibe (Wig Wam, The Poodles (sadly not current anymore), Kissin' Dynamite have very strong ballads)

I just wrote and recorded an 80's inspired rock ballad for my uncle, who surprisingly passed away a few years ago. He was always a special person to me so I wanted to dedicate this song to him. 

I don't know if I'm allowed to show it to you in this thread, so if I'm not, delete it or overread it.

It's not professionally produced but I put a lot of work, time, heart and soul into, so I'd like to share it with you.

 

 

 

Mate you can post whatever you want. And nice job there. I'm sure your uncle was looking down and smiling.

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20 hours ago, Darkstone said:

You seem to be hedging your bets with #30.

"Love of a Lifetime" or "Hold the Dream"?

Personally, I'd go with "Hold the Dream".

Haha. 

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I like ballads, good ones that is. Not too cheesy and with a certain punch in there somewhere and I'm sold! I wouldn't want to listen to ballads only, but a good one or two can spice up any album or playlist, no doubt about that. Most of my faves are in that list. Even some I haven't thought of let alone listened to in a while.

Great job!

A good one that is running in the background right now is Fiore - It can only get better.

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