Whether in the shower, car, or stage, these are my favorite Power Ballads. Through the years on the radio, there seem to be formula bands used to make it big in the music business. Put out two rocking hits followed by a heartbreaking power ballad. Detroit even had a radio host dedicated to playing 4 to 5 hours of love songs. A good song could make a band or make them a one-album wonder.
Each decade we had its tear-jerkers. There once was an era of tragedy and death songs. No worries, we won’t go down that road and make you sad. This is about the feeling of love and songs that deserve the title of “power ballads.”
What Makes A Good Power Ballad?
The record label had allegedly a good formula for, “Hairspray,” bands. The first two singles released were rock and roll. The third single from the album would be a soft love song to get the girls to buy the whole album instead of the single. Then the next album double the love songs and so on and so on.
David Lee Roth was asked in an interview for the 1984 album record and he said, ” The record company needs gas for the yacht so you guys got to sound more like Journey.”
Power ballads get right to the heartstrings: rock-and-roll bad guys with a softer side. Remember this K-Tel commercial?
The kind of song you want the one you love to be right by your side when it comes on the radio.
What Is The Definition Of A Power Ballad?
According to the Oxford Dictionary it is : noun