Top 85 Best Hair Band BalladsMatt Campbell

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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. Enjoy our list of Best Hair Band 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 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 Best 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.

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
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