Power Ballads From Hair Bands, Best 85Matthew Campbell

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These are the best Power Ballads for Weddings to get people on the dance floor. Hair bands were popular in the 1980’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. Enjoy our list of Best Power Ballads.

Many Best 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 1980’s included Def Leppard, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot and Motley Crue. The second half of the 1980’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 1990’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 Best Power 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.

Power Ballads

38 Special – Second Chance

Aerosmith – Angel

Alcatrazz – Suffer Me

Alias – I Need You Now (More Than Words Can Say)

Alice Cooper – Only My Heart Talkin’

Bad English – When I See You Smile

Black ‘N Blue – I’ll Be There For You

Blue Murder – Out Of Love

Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You

Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye

Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive

Boston – Amanda

Britny Fox – Dream On

Cheap Trick – The Flame

Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone)

Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool

Damn Yankees – High Enough

Danger Danger – I Still Think About You

Def Leppard – Love Bites

Def Leppard – Two Steps Behind

Def Leppard – When Love And Hate Collide

Dokken – Alone Again

Enuff Z’nuff – Fly High Michelle

Europe – Carrie

Extreme – More Than Words

Faster Pussycat – House Of Pain

Firehouse – Love Of A Lifetime

Firehouse – When I Look Into Your Eyes

Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is

Giant – I’ll See You In My Dreams

Great White – The Angel Song

Guns N’ Roses – November Rain

Guns N’ Roses – Patience

Hanoi Rocks – Don’t You Ever Leave Me

Heart – Alone

Heart – These Dreams

John Waite – Missing You

Journey – Faithfully

Journey – Open Arms

Keel – Because The Night

Kingdom Come – What Love Can Be

Kiss – Beth

Kiss – Forever

Kix – Don’t Close Your Eyes

Krokus – Screaming In The Night

L.A. Guns – Ballad Of Jayne

Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne – Close My Eyes Forever

Loverboy – Heaven In Your Eyes

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

Michael Schenker Group (MSG) – Anytime

Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home

Mr. Big – To Be With You

Nelson – Only Time Will Tell

Night Ranger – Sister Christian

Ozzy Osbourne – Mama I’m Coming Home

Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

Poison – Something To Believe In

Qyeensryche – Silent Lucidity

Ratt – Givin’ Yourself Away

REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You

Saigon Kick – Love Is On The Way

Scorpions – Still Loving You

Scorpions – Wind Of Change

Sheriff – When I’m With You

Skid Row – I Remember You

Slaughter – Fly To the Angels

Steelheart – I’ll Never Let You Go

Stryper – Honestly

Styx – Babe

Survivor – The Search Is Over

Tesla – Love Song

Thunder – Love Walked In

Trixter – One In A Million

Twisted Sister – The Price

Van Halen – Love Walks In

Vixen – Cryin’

W.A.S.P. – Hold On To My Heart

Warrant – Heaven

Warrant – I Saw Red

White Lion – When The Children Cry

Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

Whitesnake – Is This Love

Winger – Headed For A Heartbreak

Winger – Miles Away

Y&T – I Believe In You


  1. Rachel RebeccaReply
    June 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I need a wedding song!

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