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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 09:48 PM

Had a couple of power ballad threads a week or so ago, but today we begin a contest to see which song is truly the greatest power ballad of all time. In this first round, we're simply compiling contenders for the title. We'll list out 120 power ballads, one post at a time, and once we reach 120 I'll randomize them and start a series of polls to determine the winner.

No double posting please! Wait until at least one other person has made a contribution before you add your next song to the list.

I'll start:

1. What It Takes - Aerosmith

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 09:56 PM

2.  White Lion - When the Children Cry

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 10:23 PM

3. Lady - Styx

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 10:33 PM

4. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol

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Posted 01 September 2021 - 11:38 PM

1. What It Takes - Aerosmith
2. When The Children Cry - White Lion
3. Lady - Styx
4. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol

5. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 01:09 AM

I've known what a "power ballad", and definition of one is.  Some people, and others might, and would say that "Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" is, and has been considered, and classified as "rock".  We all, and each of us are going to have our different opinions about that.

1. What It Takes - Aerosmith
2. When the Children Cry - White Lion
3. Lady - Styx
4. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
5. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
6. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey

Edited by Derek19, 02 September 2021 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2021 - 04:38 AM

1. What It Takes - Aerosmith
2. When the Children Cry - White Lion
3. Lady - Styx
4. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
5. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
6. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey
7. Angel - Aerosmith

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 06:27 AM

8. Alone Again- Dokken

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 06:35 AM

Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
Utopia - Love Is The Answer
April Wine - Just Between You and Me
Bryan Adams - Heaven and Everything I Do (I Do it for You)
The Carpenters - Goodbye To Love
Toto - I Won’t Hold You Back
Prince - Purple Rain
Heart - Alone
Badfinger - Without You (Harry Nilsson also covered this)
Boston - Amanda

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 08:07 AM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 02 September 2021 - 06:57 AM, said:



He specifically requested that you don't double post....you either don't give a f**k or didn't understand.........

I'll wait for EP to sort the list out before I post as I can't be arsed to fix your mess :-)

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 08:11 AM

View PostFridge, on 02 September 2021 - 08:07 AM, said:

View PostThe Cat 3, on 02 September 2021 - 06:57 AM, said:



He specifically requested that you don't double post....you either don't give a f**k or didn't understand.........

I'll wait for EP to sort the list out before I post as I can't be arsed to fix your mess :-)

I’ll skip my next six turns. ;)

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 08:14 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 01 September 2021 - 09:48 PM, said:


No double posting please! Wait until at least one other person has made a contribution before you add your next song to the list.


Sorry EP.

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 08:17 AM

View PostDerek19, on 02 September 2021 - 01:09 AM, said:

1. What It Takes - Aerosmith
2. When the Children Cry - White Lion
3. Lady - Styx
4. Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
5. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
6. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey

Somebody needs to learn what a power ballad is. Separate Ways is a rock song. See what Cat has posted. Those are the very definition of what a power ballad is.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 02 September 2021 - 08:20 AM.





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