Best Hair Band Ballads
Top 85 Ballads from Big Hair Bands
These are the Best Hair Band Ballads for Weddings to get people on the dance floor. Hair bands were popular in the 80’s to early 90’s. Hair bands were rock bands of their own genre called glam rock, hair metal, and pop metal. Hair bands produced rock, hard rock and heavy metal styles of music. Hair bands were characterized by their long hair, flashy clothing and heavy makeup. For purposes of our list, we will combine glam rock and pop metal artists on our list. Pop metal bands include Whitesnake and Def Leppard. Glam rock bands include Twisted Sister and Motley Crue.
Many hair band ballads can be characterized as power ballads - a slow, emotional song that gradually builds to a strong finale. Webster dictionary describes a ballad as a slow romantic or sentimental song. Some ballads can be a bit more difficult to dance to as the song builds and then falls several times.
Beginning glam rock bands in the early 80’s included Def Leppard, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot and Motley Crue. The second half of the 80’s featured bands like of Bon Jovi, Motley Crue’s continued success, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Van Halen. Hair bands continued to be successful in the early 90’s with W.A.S.P., and Slaughter. With the creation of grunge rock with bands like Nirvana, teens turned their focus away from glam rock to more popular grunge music.
Our Top 5 Hair Band Ballads for Wedding Receptions: 1) Faithfully – Journey, 2) Heaven – Warrant, 3) I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi. 4) The Search Is Over – Survivor, 5) Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse.
Being former wedding DJs, we've calculated a list of our favorite Hair Band Ballas. If you have a special song that you think should be added to our list, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below. Be sure to also check out the song lyric link to find song relevance to what you want for in your song choice. Once decided, we provided a link to iTunes to purchase and Amazon.com to purchase and listen to a sample of each song.
Best Hair Band Ballads
Best hair band ballads song list is updated periodically. If you have a song that you think should be included, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
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