Still, the staying power of this tune puts it at 3. Epic, creative, and one of the best songs they ever put out. Not well remembered but still a great track. Yeah — include November Rain, even if only on general principle. But rewrite one of those endless guitar solos.
Something different needed to happen midway through that track. Very nice. I agree that most of these big hair bands could have easily played band member roulette without missing a beat.
This list is terrible. Where is Stairway to Heaven and Free Bird. Those tracks are something different entirely. Think rubbish songs you dance to at your prom.
For most — not all — of these bands, the power ballad is the height of their career, usually the best and most commercially successful thing they release. Though on the wikipedia page for Ballad under the subsection Power Ballad I found this: According to Charles Aaron, power ballads came into existence in the early s, when rock stars attempted to convey profound messages to audiences. Share Pin 1. Liked it? Take a second to support Toptenz.
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