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Dom Heffner
02-10-2006, 10:29 PM
Forever- Kiss
More Than Words Can Say- Alias
When I'm With You- Sheriff
The Flame- Cheap Trick
The Angel Song and Save Your Love- Great White
Don't Know What You Got 'til Its Gone- Cinderella
I Saw Red- Warrant

I'll stop before I name every single one I know. :)

Falls City Beer
02-10-2006, 10:31 PM
Every Rose Has Its Thorn--Poison

Is there any other? *sigh*

savafan
02-10-2006, 10:34 PM
Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse
Heaven by Warrant
To Be With You by Mr. Big
More than Words by Extreme
When I See You Smile by Bad English


I could go on all night.

bucksfan
02-10-2006, 11:02 PM
"Heartbreak Station" - Cinderella
"Home Sweet Home" - Crue
"Every Rose Has It's Thorn" - Poison
"Alone Again" - Dokken

westofyou
02-10-2006, 11:03 PM
Seasons of Wither - Aerosmith
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Bringing on the Heartache - Deff Leopard
Every Rose has it's Thorn - Poison
Patience - GnR

alex trevino
02-10-2006, 11:27 PM
Every Rose Has Its Thorn--Poison

Is there any other? *sigh*


My personal favorite as well...Also like "Give me something to Believe In" also by Posion.

ghettochild
02-10-2006, 11:52 PM
Every Rose Has Its Thorn--Poison

Is there any other? *sigh*
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IowaRed
02-10-2006, 11:58 PM
Not sure if all of these meet the criteria

Home Sweet Home-Motley Crue
Dream On-Aerosmith
Love Hurts-Nazareth
Sister Christian-Night Ranger
Beth-Kiss
Only Women Bleed-Alice Cooper
Still Loving You-Scorpions

captainmorgan07
02-11-2006, 12:34 AM
Every Rose has it's thorns

Johnny Footstool
02-11-2006, 12:39 AM
Love Song - Tesla
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
I Remember You - Skid Row
I'll Be There for You - Bon Jovi
Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison
More Than Words - Extreme (acoustic guitar rocks!)
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Still Loving You - Scorpions (their best work, hands down)

macro
02-11-2006, 12:48 AM
Love Of A Lifetime by Firehouse (in a landslide)

This isn't why I chose their song, but my good friend growing up moved on to Charlotte after college and became friends with these guys, or at least a couple of them. He owned a drums store and they would drop in. As a former drummer and one who admires the beauty of a drum set, that place was heaven! About 2500 square feet of nothing but percussion!

cincinnati chili
02-11-2006, 12:50 AM
My mom taught me that if you have nothing nice to say...

Red in Chicago
02-11-2006, 12:53 AM
just between you and me...april wine
sister christian...night ranger
angel...aerosmith

dman
02-11-2006, 07:15 AM
In A Darkened Room - Skid Row
Angel - Aerosmith
Patience - GnR
Wasted Time - Skid Row
Walk Away - Dokken

bucksfan
02-11-2006, 01:18 PM
There's really not too many of the songs mentioned in this thread that I don't like at least a little! "Something to Believe In", "Just Between you and Me" and "Patience" also would make my top ten list for sure.

Dom Heffner
02-11-2006, 01:19 PM
Based on that, I'll add Lou Gramm's "Just Between You and Me" and "Midnight Blue."

westofyou
02-11-2006, 01:21 PM
Lou Gramm is satan.

Dom Heffner
02-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Lou Gramm is satan.

No one said these guys had to be pure, WOY. I think of him as "Satan-lite."

bucksfan
02-11-2006, 03:29 PM
Another one that came to mind...."Sometimes She Cries" - Warrant ; and my list would also have to include Tesla's "Love Song" (good call Johnny).

And I'm not sure if I am starting to blur the lines a a bit, but does Cinderella's "Coming Home" fit the description of the power ballad? If so, that one is in also.

Revering4Blue
02-16-2006, 04:36 AM
Burning Heart-Vandenberg

Lullaby-Zebra

What it takes-Aerosmith

Farm on the Freeway-Jethro Tull (Not sure this is a ballad)


And practically every other song previously mentioned in this thread.

BoydsOfSummer
02-19-2006, 01:47 PM
Open Arms--Journey

pedro
02-19-2006, 01:59 PM
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue
Lights - Journey
November Rain - GnR

M2
02-19-2006, 02:45 PM
Does Motley Crue's "Don't Go Away Mad" qualify as a power ballad? Always liked how that tune got right to the point.

I've always like Judas Priest's "Here Come the Tears." Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and Suicidal Tendencies' "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" fit the power ballad song format though death row and chronic depression aren't exactly your typical power ballad song topics. Anyway, I'm picking those.

M2
02-19-2006, 02:48 PM
Side question, would the folks picking "Sister Christian" have picked it if the movie "Boogie Nights" had never been made?

IMO, that's up there for most uniquely reinvented song ever with Stealer's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You."

pedro
02-19-2006, 02:52 PM
Side question, would the folks picking "Sister Christian" have picked it if the movie "Boogie Nights" had never been made?

IMO, that's up there for most uniquely reinvented song ever with Stealer's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You."

Yes, at least for me. Night ranger played at my High School in 1984. Besides that song's been an AOR staple for the last 20 years.

gonelong
02-19-2006, 03:34 PM
If you were in high school in the 80's, you probably like most of these.

GL

pedro
02-19-2006, 03:37 PM
If you were in high school in the 80's, you probably like most of these.

GL

very true. I like the 80's "new wave" stuff too. go figure.

westofyou
02-19-2006, 03:57 PM
If you were in high school in the 80's, you probably like most of these.

GL

And if you were in High School in the 70's ... not so much.

marcshoe
02-19-2006, 04:05 PM
And if you were in High School in the 70's ... not so much.

Yep. I usually contribute to music threads, but up to now, have had nothing to say here.

gonelong
02-19-2006, 10:15 PM
And if you were in High School in the 70's ... not so much.

You guys are still alive? *snicker*

Johnny Footstool
02-20-2006, 10:33 AM
Side question, would the folks picking "Sister Christian" have picked it if the movie "Boogie Nights" had never been made?

Yes. The haunting use of the song in "Boogie Nights" was pitch-perfect, though.

RedFanAlways1966
02-20-2006, 10:46 AM
I've always like Judas Priest's "Here Come the Tears." Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and Suicidal Tendencies' "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow" fit the power ballad song format though death row and chronic depression aren't exactly your typical power ballad song topics. Anyway, I'm picking those.

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".

The ballad thing has never done much for me. I have always been a "head banger" and tend to forward through the ballads. "Crying" by Joe Satriani is a great slow-song though!

When you know that your time is close at hand... maybe then you'll begin to understand that life down here is just a strange illusion.

Falls City Beer
02-20-2006, 10:48 AM
You guys are still alive? *snicker*

Jeez, don't laugh. I'm an '80s high school boy and I turn 40 this year. :(

westofyou
02-20-2006, 11:04 AM
You guys are still alive? *snicker*
Yes... we are the ones with the good record collections.

gonelong
02-20-2006, 11:31 AM
Yes... we are the ones with the good record collections.

My dad says different, and Bob Feller called, he wants his shtick back. ;)

Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players? :)

I'd put you as 70/30 odds you have one that works, I'd put you at 60/40 that you have used it in the last 60 days, and I'd put you at 40/60 that you have a bit of money invested in being able to play those scratchy little buggars.

GL

/listening to some Sinatra at work today.

westofyou
02-20-2006, 11:42 AM
Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players?

Nah, I gave up that technology years ago... but I still call my new CD's "Records"


/listening to some Sinatra at work today.

I have one CD by him, the one with the CB Orch at the Sands.

Otherwise my crooner of choice is George Jones.

gonelong
02-20-2006, 01:30 PM
Nah, I gave up that technology years ago... but I still call my new CD's "Records".

Sell out! ;)

I worked on my neighbors dairy farm when I was a kid. Their tractors has 8 track players on them, so I remember buying a 3 Dog Night 8 track at a garage sale so I had something to listen to in the field.

GL

gonelong
02-20-2006, 01:36 PM
Jeez, don't laugh. I'm an '80s high school boy and I turn 40 this year. :(

I just turned 36 ... :eek:

I have no illusions of being cool anymore. I have my hands full just trying to be the "cool uncle". :laugh:

westofyou
02-20-2006, 01:49 PM
Sell out! ;)

I worked on my neighbors dairy farm when I was a kid. Their tractors has 8 track players on them, so I remember buying a 3 Dog Night 8 track at a garage sale so I had something to listen to in the field.

GL8 tracks were my introduction to the Beatles.. Columbia Record Club

TRF
02-20-2006, 03:47 PM
White Lion - When the Children Cry.

My fingers burst into flame as i typed that.

BoydsOfSummer
02-20-2006, 03:51 PM
"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".


You mean..."the sands of time for me are running Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooow.....

He carries that forever! Also one of my favorite songs of all-time.

Red Leader
02-20-2006, 05:34 PM
White Lion - When the Children Cry.


You beat me to it. That's the one I was going to mention.

Also like Patients - Guns N Roses; Angel - Aerosmith; and Is this Love - Whitesnake.

bucksfan
02-20-2006, 06:23 PM
My dad says different, and Bob Feller called, he wants his shtick back. ;)

Be honest now, do you actually own any working record players? :)

I'd put you as 70/30 odds you have one that works, I'd put you at 60/40 that you have used it in the last 60 days, and I'd put you at 40/60 that you have a bit of money invested in being able to play those scratchy little buggars.

GL

/listening to some Sinatra at work today.

I turn 40 next month and yes, I have a turntable (Technics linear tracking direct drive that I have had since about '85). It works (had it refurbed in mid 90's) and we have used it recently :D WE especially use it arounfd the holidays to play some old classics that we don't have in other forms yet. 8-tracks and cassettes have been out of the picture a long time though ;) CD's are our primary music medium, but we are moving to digital. Part of our tax retrun may net us some MP3 players. Already have a lot of music on the computer.

M2
02-20-2006, 08:12 PM
"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is in my top-3 all-time fav songs. I am not sure that I'd classify it as a ballad though... definitely a rocker after the line "the sands of time for me are running slow".

The ballad thing has never done much for me. I have always been a "head banger" and tend to forward through the ballads. "Crying" by Joe Satriani is a great slow-song though!

When you know that your time is close at hand... maybe then you'll begin to understand that life down here is just a strange illusion.

Arenas went nuts for that song at concerts too.

I'm with you on ballads. Got no use for them for the most part. I don't mind starting slow if you're going to pick up the pace, but if I want to hear something about love gone wrong I'm listening to the blues.

Falls City Beer
02-20-2006, 08:19 PM
Arenas went nuts for that song at concerts too.

I'm with you on ballads. Got no use for them for the most part. I don't mind starting slow if you're going to pick up the pace, but if I want to hear something about love gone wrong I'm listening to the blues.

I was always partial to "Children of the Damned" for pure glowering greatness.

I got thrown up on at an Iron Maiden concert in high school. Powerslave tour, IIRC.

M2
02-20-2006, 08:31 PM
I was always partial to "Children of the Damned" for pure glowering greatness.

I got thrown up on at an Iron Maiden concert in high school. Powerslave tour, IIRC.

A fine tour. Saw Twisted Sister open for them on that one.

First show heavy metal arena show I saw was Maiden right after they released Number of the Beast opening for Judas Priest fresh off Screaming for Vengeance. Right in front of me this girl was bobbing in her boyfriend's lap as Maiden closed out with "The Rover" and at that moment I decided I'd be attending more arena shows.

HalMorrisRules
02-21-2006, 08:29 PM
Some of these are lesser known gems. If you havent heard them go to Amazon.com and listen to the 30 second clips.

Forever Free - WASP
A Tale That Wasn't Right - Helloween
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad? - Def Lep
Fly To The Angels - Slaughter
Stirb Nicht Vor Mir (Don't Die Before I Do) - Rammstein
What Does It Take? - Honeymoon Suite
I Just Want You - Ozzy

And as much as I love Queensryche, Silent Lucidity needs to be buried in the desert along with all of those Atari ET cartridges.

Reds Nd2
02-25-2006, 02:02 AM
Rocket Queen - Guns and Roses
Breakdown - Guns and Roses

Dom Heffner
02-25-2006, 02:10 AM
What Does It Take? - Honeymoon Suite


One of the best, and you can't get it at iTunes.

Ravenlord
02-25-2006, 04:44 AM
from Savatage:
Gutter Ballet
When the Crowds Are Gone
Tonight He Grins Again
A Little Too Far
St. Patrick's
If I Go Away
Heal My Soul
Somewhere In Time
Believe
All That I Bleed
Sleep
Chance
Alone You Breathe
This Isn't What We Meant
Christmas Eve (instrumental)
Not What You See*
Morning Sun
Anymore
The Rumor
Back To A Reason

*denotes an actual love song...sort of

from Skid Row:
I Remember You
Quicksand Jesus
In A Darkened Room
Wasted Time