It's Valentine's Day. The perfect, most over-the-top day of the year for power ballads. To celebrate the day of cards, chocolates, roses and more - I thought I'd list some power ballads that I think would make one kick-ass Valentine mix-CD. (Note: If this wasn't a Valentine list, I'd definitely add Guns n' Roses "Estranged" but since that song is about a big old break-up...I guess we'll skip it for now).
Fly to the Angels - Slaughter
Fall to Pieces - Velvet Revolver
Sorry - Buckcherry
Is This Love? - Whitesnake
I Remember You - Skid Row
Don't Walk Away - Danger Danger
Since Valentine's Day 2009 is a Saturday - I suspect a lot of people will be getting married today. That likely means a whole lot of Glam power ballads as "first dance" songs.
People always say the 80s were the best time for power ballads. Lately, modern bands, like Bullet For My Valentine are getting in on the act with the slower side of Metal. Sometimes, these slower songs, like Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters" can even help shape a new sound. At any rate, I can't think of a better Valentine's gift than a mix CD made specifically for the recipient - designed for their tastes and favorite bands in mind.
Enjoy your Valentine's Day - and don't eat too many chocolates.