Usually when I talk about a list someone else has written about Glam, it's out of anger. This time I've found a list that's actually decent - and worth sharing!
My friend Carlos Ramirez made a list of the "Ten Great Hair Metal Power Ballads" for IGN Entertainment.
Cinderella - "(Don't Know What You Got) 'Til It's Gone"
Def Leppard - "Love Bites"
Dokken - "Alone Again"
Europe - "Carrie"
Leatherwolf - "Hideaway"
Motley Crue - "Home Sweet Home"
Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
Stryper - "Honestly"
Warrant - "I Saw Red"
Whitesnake - "Is This Love"
You can read Carlos' commentary here.
I love a lot of songs on this list, but I would definitely take out the Leatherwolf and replace it with Danger Danger's "Don't Walk Away" and also I'd ditch Stryper for Guns n' Roses "Patience." Other than that, I'd say the list is spot-on. I know most will disagree with the Warrant choice, but I do believe "I Saw Red" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin" represent Jani Lane's best writing.
What do you think?