There are few things in life as glorious as a great 80s power ballad! I can't lie - I love them! Here are 12 of my all time favorites!



  • 1

    Slaughter - Fly to the Angels

    This song has been in my music collection forever and I always love when it comes up on shuffle!

  • 2

    Skid Row - I Remember You

    Just shut up and throw your lighter in the air already!

  • 3

    Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)

    How did they become so wise about love?

  • 4

    Guns N Roses - Patience

    We all learned how to whistle to this song.

  • 5

    Steelheart - I'll Never Let You Go

    Contrary to popular belief, it is not called "Angel Eyes."

  • 6

    LA Guns - Ballad of Jayne

    Because "time don't heal a broken gun..."

  • 7

    Saigon Kick - Love Is On The Way

    Goosebumps. Every. Damn. Time.

  • 8

    Bad English - When I See You Smile

    There is no doubting how he feels when he sees you smile!

  • 9

    Damn Yankees - High Enough

    What would a list of great power ballads be without "them Damn Yankees?"

  • 10

    Alias - More Than Words Can Say

    Why don't they make music like this anymore?

  • 11

    Dokken - Alone Again

    A true power ballad with a killer guitar solo!

  • 12

    Tesla - Love Song

    I believe there is a law somewhere that says it's illegal to exclude Tesla from the list of best power ballads. If there's not, there should be!