Music

Power Ballads Sampler

  • Track Count 14
  • Total Length 1:20:06
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Dream On Aerosmith 04:42
  2. 2 Sister Christian Night Ranger 05:36
  3. 3 Without You Heart 05:22
  4. 4 Spread Your Wings Queen 05:22
  5. 5 Love Hurts Nazareth 04:20
  6. 6 Stay Michael Bolton 05:32
  7. 7 Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner 05:13
  8. 8 Keep On Lovin' You REO Speedwagon 03:33
  9. 9 Piece of the Action Meat Loaf 05:09
  10. 10 Open Arms Journey 03:45
  11. 11 Silent Night Bon Jovi 07:47
  12. 12 China In Your Hand T'Pau 05:37
  13. 13 What About Love? Heart 05:10
  14. 14 Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 12:58
Playlist Description

Hold those lighters up, folks, and keep them lit through those emotional, tension-building verses because the choruses are going to climax hard! Though the Vault doesn't have performances of some of the most beloved power ballads from bands like Whitesnake, Poison, Scorpions, Firehouse, Mr. Big, Guns N' Roses, or Motley Crue, it did give us an excuse to search out bands like Queen, Aerosmith, Nazareth, Heart, and Lynyrd Skynyrd rocking the power ballad formula before the MTV era. Of course, there are also a few examples of '80s hard rock bands who knew how to do it, too.