A Countdown of the Top Ten Power Ballads of All Time

Sep 11, 2008 at 3:00 pm

In this week's paper, Shae Moseley traces the history of the power ballad, in honor of this Saturday's Journey/Heart/Cheap Trick triple bill at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

But what article would be complete without some visual/sonic examples of the power ballads? Here's our top ten list of the best power ballads of all time. Did we miss any? Do any of these ring false? Chime in.

10. Motley Crue, "Home Sweet Home"

9. Def Leppard, "Love Bites"

8. Bon Jovi, "I'll Be There for You" Only non-embeddable video! Watch it here. Holy keychange, Batman!

7. Foreigner, "I Want to Know What Love Is"

6. Cheap Trick, "The Flame"

5. Journey, "Open Arms" Journey -- Open Arms

4. REO Speedwagon, "Can't Fight This Feeling"

3. Aerosmith, "Angel"

2. Heart, "Alone"

1. Prince, "Purple Rain"