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malloc
08-06-2010, 09:24 PM
I know we've got some music lovers on here, so I wanted to share a story about power ballads and get your take on it.

A little while ago, I was working on my computer at home with the T.V. on in the background when a mini infomercial came on about a Time Life Series on power ballads from the 1970's and '80's. I rolled my eyes and thought, well, this is going be a cheesy suckfest, and went back to work. Guess what? I frickin' remembered and loved every single one of ballads they played in that commercial. Alone by Heart, Keep on Lovin' you, Can't fight this feelin' anymore, Open Arms....

Well, I was little disappointed in myself, but I finally had to admit that I dig the power ballads. Seriously I was like 17 when the very newest of these songs were made, but they are still pretty good.

What do you guys think about the power ballads?

Found the commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdEfPNmThV8

Gingersnap
08-06-2010, 09:36 PM
I voted "don't care". It's not that I dislike those kinds of songs, it's that I very seldom listen to classic rock. I prefer bluegrass, Celtic, or old time ballads.

Hawkgirl
08-06-2010, 09:40 PM
LOVEEEEEEEE rock ballads.

Bubba Dawg
08-06-2010, 10:30 PM
I hate the idea of power ballads, but I really love those songs.....

NJCardFan
08-06-2010, 11:06 PM
Every Rose Has It's Thorn-one of the greatest songs ever sung.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFIKPGVTwEY

Kay
08-06-2010, 11:31 PM
Oh I LOVE them! They bring back lots of great memories.

RobJohnson
08-07-2010, 04:10 AM
A few weeks ago I seen April Wine, LA Guns, Skid Row & Firehouse in Grand Island, NE. I was was right in front of the stage and it was a great show.

Seen this song live....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj9j-Z4QAss&feature=related

enslaved1
08-08-2010, 12:58 AM
i voted love em, there are some great ones out there. I lean towards the ones from the 80's. Def Leppard, Poison, Warrant, Skid Row, all those hair bands.