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Best Overlooked Power Ballads?

Posted on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments49 Comments
What is the best “overlooked” power ballad? That's the question of the day.


Awhile back, dedicated BBG! reader Travis wrote in with that question as a topic suggestion. I think the question is brilliant. For his part, Travis suggested Tesla's “What You Give” as one of the best overlooked Glam power ballads.


For me, I think one of the best overlooked power ballads has to be “I Will Remember” by Queensryche. Everyone here knows I love Queensryche, but “I Will Remember” never gets much praise. If you don't remember (ha!), the song is from Rage for Order.


Does “Sister Christian” count? I like Night Ranger and I always dig singing along with the band in concert...but seems like people don't mention “Sister Christian” much when we talk about power ballads. So, I guess I cheated and selected two songs, but that's okay. You can too. Tell me, what are your choices for best overlooked power ballad? Please, no “I Remember You” on this list!


Reader Comments (49)

great topic indeed

Faster Pussycat- House of Pain
Skid Row- In a Darkened Room
Warrant- Let It Rain
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwill
How about Uzi "Away From My Heart." You won't find it on Youtube (at least I never have), so you might have to find them on Myspace. One of Eonian's releases last year. The disc isn't fantastic (a lot of production issues), but this song is pure gold to my ears.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Cinderella- Hard To Find The Words, Dangerous Toys- Promise The Moon, Kix- Baby Blues, Bang Tango- Midnight Struck, Judas Priest- Take These Chains, Aerosmith, Home Tonight and You See Me Crying
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike
Skid Row - Quicksand Jesus, hands down, for me. Also love 'Seven Seals' by Primal Fear.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Icon-Forever Young
Steelheart-I'll Never Let You Go
Y&T-I Believe In You

Just a few odd the top of my head. If you ever get the chance to see Y&T perform that song live, I suggest you do so. Mind blowing.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbiggeok
long as were talking Night Ranger...how about the song "goodbye"?

also the song by BonJovi "Bed Of Roses"
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrued
Wildside - Kiss This Love Goodbye
Blue Tears - Halfway To Heaven
Giant - I'll see you in my dreams
Y&T - dont be afraid of the dark
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
RATT-ONE STEP AWAY OR I WANT TO LOVE YOU TONIGHT OR CLOSER TO MY HEART!!! 3 great songs from a band not known for ballads. My favorite love song of all time is Jelly Roll by BLUE MURDER!!! KEVON
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
Alone Again from Dokken is by far my fave not sure if it is overlooked. Sister C should continue to be overlooked, AWFUL, but not as bad as Sentimental St. Of the previously mentioned, Quicksand is great!
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSMK not SMF
Gotta agree with You See My Crying by Aerosmith, this song deserves to be in the same category as Dream On. What a tune.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterahappypunk
Skid Row I remember you
Steelheart She's gone
Fatser Pussycat Hause of pain
Big Bang Babies Everybody loves my baby
Cinderella Don't know what you got (till it's gone)
Europe Carrie
Guns n'Roses Civil war
Helloween Forever and one
Poison Every Rose has it's thorn
Twisted Sister The price
And many others :)
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCherry Pie
My choice for overlooked classic power ballad is "That Time of Year" by Vinnie Vincent.However a current power ballad that I hope isn't overlooked is "Hesitate" by Stone Sour
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn
"You See Me Crying" is one of my favorite Aerosmith songs - period. I don't know why I didn't think of it for this list. That song proves Aerosmith's classic genius.

- Allyson
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Some of my favorite and overlooked ballads are
Bad 4 Good - Nuthin' Great About A Heartache
Winger - Under One Condition
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlonghairedrocker
My nominees for most overlooked power ballads are:

Quicksand Jesus - Skid Row
In a Darkened Room - Skid Row
You're All I Need - Motley Crue
On With the Show - Motley Crue
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
How about Guiffria's "Call to Your Heart." Really like that one.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermhm7
Cinderella - Heartbreak Station; Skid Row - In a Darkened Room; Faster Pussycat - Please Dear (!); LA Guns - It's Over Now; Junkyard - Hands Off; Dokken - Walk Away.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFarce the Music
For me it's definitely "I Still Think About You" by Danger Danger!

it's classic glam with all the signiture features - 4 chord song with a big chorus, great solo and incredible vocals from ted poley!

I think it's just as good as any of the bigger and better known rock ballads out there..
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRockyRhoads
'I hate kissing you goodbye" by TUFF.
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
My #1's:

Quiet Riot - Don't wanna be your fool
Heavy Bones - Turn it on
Jet Red - Look in your eyes
John Norum - In your eyes
Journey - Still she cries
L.A. Guns - Crystal eyes
Hericane Alice - Too late
October 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill

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