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Happy Valentine's Day Mix CD

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.


Reader Comments (9)

Don't forget Firehouse and "Love of a Lifetime". It was my wedding song and is way more glam than Buckcherry. "Always" by BonJovi isn't bad either.
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter80's fan
Always is a great song. "I'll Be There For You" by Bon Jovi is also one of my favorite power ballads.
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
Another good one for this is, "I'll Never Let You Go" by Steelheart.
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Spell I'm Under - Winger
Under One Condition - Winger
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
white lion - all that i need great song check it out i used for my wedding song
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie

Bon Jovi - Living In Sin
Cinderella - Dont Know What You Got (Till Its Gone)
Guns N' Roses - Patience
February 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Nothing Else Matters isn't really a power ballad, it's too... different. The Unforgiven series, however, are power ballads for sure.
February 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
probably half of all Bon Jovi songs could fit into this category...
Man I love Bon Jovi.
February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
You should check out Angela by Motley Crue, it's a VERY deep cut, off the 1999 Supersonic And Demonic Relics EP. The song is incredibly catchy, and maybe one of their top 30 best. I think the only reason they didn't put it on an actual studio album is because it was the original idea for Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), I'm just guessing that because the instrumentals on both songs are almost identical. Check it out, I guarantee you'll love it!
February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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