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One of the best songs ever written! This must be on the top! Anyone agrees?
I would say "Dog and Butterfly" but as long as its Ann I'll vote #1.Listen to sample
I think this wonderful track should be much much and much higher - beautiful lyrics, great Tyler's voice, melodious sound. True masterpiece from Aerosmith and one of my all time favorite songs!
there's not a better ballad than this one, this song is amazing...
this song is the 1st and November Rain is the 2nd
Who the hell put x japan and a-ha at number one, I guarantee you that when this song came out, more people fell in love with it than any of those two bands songs. I could see why it fell down so far since everyone's heard it so much and its not as powerful, but it deserves to be number one
ncompallMore comments about Angel - AerosmithListen to sample
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canessieMore comments about Still Loving You - ScorpionsListen to sample
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I requested this song at prom. while my friend was dancing with his girlfriend, he asked her to marry him and she accepted. this is a great power ballad.
If You Didn't Pick a Journey Song, Then you are an idiot. Journey Invented The Power Ballad and Open Arms was their First and Most successful one.Listen to sample
pierrerockMore comments about Stairway to Heaven - Led ZeppelinListen to sample
Its very amazing powerful song, I love it, makes me cry every time I listen to, listen to it if you have a broken heart right nowListen to sample
This song made Aerosmith a band everyone knows... also don't think some of you know what a Ballad is.Listen to sample
The Fade To Black of Megadeth
A Tout Le Monde, A Tout Mes Amis, Je Vous Aime, Je Dois Partir
Means: To Everyone, To All My Friends, I Love You, I Must Leave
this one has a powerful lyrics, and the video clip was excellent. We never find any same quality these days
AMAZING song! Strong lyrics and seeing Bon Jovi perform this song gives me goosebumps! Emotions overflow! Deserves to be in the top 10Listen to sample
llove it phils voice is crazy
One of the best songs ever. Poweful lyrics, a great riff and an amazing solo. Dimebag Darrell is a legend.
FloodsListen to sample
this song is absolutely beautiful
one of the most beautiful songs ever.
You made me cry, Gaku-sama..
kazumiyaMore comments about Last Song - GacktListen to sample
My favourite piece ever! My favourite band ever! Wish it could've been a better place for this song. Thanks for putting it though!
Guns n roses' best song. Die hard Guns N' Roses fans may be the only people who know this song, but those people know what an amazing song this is. Slash's best guitar work is in this song and the lyrics are so emotional. GN'R at its best.
this song maybe like my lefe so alone Estranged
Best song ever the good video clip aal
omg, I love this song! the solo is just awesome. and I love the video too.
OMG I LOVE THIS SONG ITS GOT THE BEST GUITAR RIFFS EVER I LOVE THE GUITAR SOLO AND ESPECIALLY MY MAN SYNYSTER GATES HES SO FINE!!!!
no solo has more feeling in it. you hear it and you feel like your part of the songMore comments about Seize the Day - Avenged SevenfoldListen to sample
Say good bye just good bye
to all your worries good bye
Say good bye just good bye
without fear of change good bye
just walking aimlessly
good bye to the treasures of exhausted days
going on, the signposts
the same as that first wind
If you can't find a way
the many winding roads
shade your eyes from the sky Round & round
feeling scared about an unknown land
asking the tiny song
Please songs tell me true
no matter where I go
your melody'll keep on playing
someday again, even when I get lost on my own
if I can hear it, I can walk on merrily.
- from Goodbye, lyrics and music by hide
Lyrics partly in Japanese and partly in English; translation by Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma
The most perfectly melancholy but somehow uplifting song ever. It's magic like only hide can give us.
Unique song. The harmony between guitar and violins is amazing.
Green_DayListen to sample
This is one of the most genius song ever created by Chris Martin. The melody that melts you, the lyric that come & goes like the river flow with some additional melancholic mood in the song... Its just perfect to be on the top 5 of the list. Cheer up for the scientist who wants to get back to his love..Listen to sample
this song should be sung in heaven when we are condemned to hell! Best ballad ever
beautiful acoustic song and vocals, one of slipknot's best songs!
My heart is just too dark to care, I can't destroy what isn't there
DesBakaMore comments about Snuff - SlipknotListen to sample
one of the best ballads ever made. Skid Row was a great band when Sebastian Bach was lead singer...
yeah! is a powerful song, the best. skid row rules!!!
Easily should be number one on this list or any. It's got everything... A TRUE ROCK ballad.Listen to sample
It just has so much emotion thinking about what is actually being sung about. It's a Floyd song you don't need to think about or dig into the meaning. It just is a simple song that is powerful in what it is trying to get across. Everyone can relate to someone they miss being with.Listen to sample
This is an iconic song, and one of my favorites. It deserves better than 26th. It's like 3 different songs all rolled up into one.
This is the greatest rock ballad song, but no one know and vote, they just care about their favorite band
38th! This song deserves to be in the top ten! Epic!More comments about Bohemian Rhapsody - QueenListen to sample
This song should be number one if you don't think that then your crazy
like dis song too much, itz hyper-awesome, lyrics you can say be the reasn. Dis song if nt on top 3 den the folks clickin on the ''vote'' caption really don know hell about rock ballads...Listen to sample
I love this song! It's amazing!
Metallica is one of the best bands ever.
Metallicas ballads is amazingly good. Goo
I love the song!!!,
the best rock ballads!, so pretty!
tone of the most emotional songs of l'arc~en~ciel, next to niji
one of the best rock ballads of one of the best band in the world, awesome and poetic lyrics, melodic music. it is also the hardest-to-sing larc song according to hyde
ronlunaMore comments about Hitomi no Juunin - L'Arc~en~Ciel
I think HIM should be number one, because they write the most beautiful love songs on the planet.. and not just heartache every moment.. every song is kind of a love song and in my opinion that's the main reason for them to be number one!Listen to sample
Well can't say much about it only that it has to be Zeppelin at n#1 and the fact that some crappy bands like aha or xjapan are in the top 100 says it all this list is a pathetic thing made by 12 year olds who don't know anything about what a sensitive ballad means and not just a song to score chicks.. Ten years gone or Wild horses from the stones are the top songs
I don't know any other song that is able to emotionally move someone as much as ten years gone does.
Can't believe this is not on the listListen to sample
Europe the best band ever! Powerful moving ballads, true guitar solos! fantastic!Listen to sample
Should be #1. To see bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Coldplay up higher than this really shows the declining intelligence and character of musical taste among children.
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one of the saddest song ever. Paul McCartney's voice is so moving. It's my favorite Beatles song.Listen to sample
Is this a JOKE?! Fade To Black is a friging INCREDIBLE rock ballad- the lyrics are incredible and the introductory acoustic guitar and classical-influenced melody is amazing.
The solo towards the ending changes to an almost metal song- it's amazing!
BRING THIS HIGHER, DAMMIT!
This track means a lot to me... That solo, it might just be the best of all time! James' voice is really kickass too! I can't describe it, just listen to the damn song!
this song pretty much started the whole ballad thing.
and on top of being the first, it's also definetly one of the best.
this is not a dream of only one person but everybody, just hear the song and understand it including the music video with children of different races
ronlunaListen to sample
Passionate vocals and amazing lyrics combined to give this classic master piece... I don't really understand how people listen to stupid bands like green day?
very relaxing love song of def leppard
one of best ballads of def leppard
Come on people... This song can put you in a different world all together... When the guitar starts playing... You can't stop but find yourself lost in the smoke of the SCORPIONS...
under rated because of the gimmick and the slight detour in the 1980's, but one hell of a rock bandListen to sample
hyde's beautiful, tender voice, the memorable melody, and these lyrics...
In a shallow sleep I dreamt I was seeing you
Just how I remembered
Brimming with tenderness
And somewhere in the calm
A feeling that nothing had ever changed
Your presence close beside me till I wake
- excerpt from Shallow Sleep, lyrics and music by HYDE
one of the greatest rock ballads
it made the album keep the faith to one of the best selling rock albums
Bed Of Roses deserves a place at leaast in the top 10. Its soothing and rocking at the same time-a perfect blend! Cheers, Bon Jovi! You R-O-C-K!
For me that's, the best Bon Jovi Ballad; very good solo. Great work. I Hope they could do such song now;Listen to sample
nothing but the best from the legendary Bon Scot and Angus Young
don't know the words but the melody made me understand all the words about. please to hear.
Simple but the guitar went deep inside my heart. Who are they? Never heard of them
Extraordinary, solely driven by Hillary's acoustic plucks...
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from "On Stage" live album.. sublime.
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this is one of the very saddest slipknot songs I have heard
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beautiful song with church rhyme and march drum beats in the promotional video
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Updated Tuesday, May 21, 2013