Heavy metal ballads

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  1. Still Loving You
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    Still Loving You (1984)

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    "Still Loving You" is a song by the German rock band Scorpions. It was released in July 1984 as the second single from their ninth studio album, Love at First Sting (1984). The song reached number 64 on Billboard Hot 100.


  2. I Live My Life For You
    #2

    I Live My Life For You

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    "I Live My Life for You" is the seventh single released by the American rock band FireHouse. The song reached number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the Adult Contemporary charts. It is generally considered to be the last song released by a 1980s style glam metal band still classified as such to make a significant impact on the charts, something notable because it was released in 1995 which was a full three years after the genre was pushed out of the mainstream by the grunge movement. The song was written by guitarist Bill Leverty and vocalist C.J. Snare.


  3. All I Need
    #3

    All I Need (2007)

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    "All I Need" is a power ballad written by Sharon den Adel and Robert Westerholt for Within Temptation's fourth studio album The Heart of Everything (2007).


  4. 18 And Life
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    18 And Life (1989)

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    "18 and Life" is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in June 1989 as the second single from their eponymous debut album. The song was to be the band's biggest hit, reaching No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It was named the 60th best hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was certified Gold on September 13, 1989, when it sold 500,000 copies. The song also charted at No. 12 on the UK Singles chart.


  5. Dirty Diana
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    Dirty Diana (1988)

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    "Dirty Diana" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson featuring guitarist Steve Stevens. It is the ninth track on Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. The song was released by Epic Records on April 18, 1988 as the fifth single from the album. The song presented a harder rock sound similar to "Beat It" from Thriller. "Dirty Diana" was written and co-produced by Jackson, and produced by Quincy Jones. The songs lyrics pertain to groupies. "Dirty Diana" has a moderate tempo and is played in the key of Bb major.


  6. This Love
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    This Love (1992)

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    "This Love" is a ballad by American heavy metal band Pantera. It was first released on the band's best selling album, Vulgar Display of Power, and later on the band's compilation album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! A live version was also included on Official Live: 101 Proof.


  7. I Remember You
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    I Remember You (1989)

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    "I Remember You" is a song by American heavy metal band Skid Row. It was released in November 1989 as the third single from their eponymous debut album. The power ballad was written by bandmates Rachel Bolan and Dave "the Snake" Sabo. It reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number twenty-three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks in early 1990. The song also charted at number 36 on the UK Singles chart.


  8. Dreamer
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    Dreamer (2002)

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    "Dreamer" is the third track from Ozzy Osbourne's album Down to Earth, which was released on October 16, 2001. The single peaked at number 10 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks. The song describes the rockstar's vision of a better world for his children, where they are happy and safe. The song itself is thematically and musically similar to Lennon's "Imagine". In the liner notes to Osbourne's Prince of Darkness box set, Ozzy refers to this song as his "Imagine". Ozzy has named John Lennon many times as his hero. A second video was also produced, featuring highlights from "The Osbournes". The Japanese and European press of the single also include a slightly different version of the song Dreamer, dubbed on the single "Dreamer (acoustic)", and a previously unreleased song titled "Black Skies".


  9. November Rain
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    November Rain (1992)

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    "November Rain" is a song in the style of a power ballad by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Written by the band's lead singer Axl Rose, the song was released as a single in 1992 from their third studio album, Use Your Illusion I (1991). It features a sweeping orchestral backing and is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs.


  10. Don't Cry
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    Don't Cry (1991)

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    "Don't Cry" is a power ballad by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, two versions of which were released simultaneously on different albums. The version with the original lyrics is the fourth track on Use Your Illusion I, while the version with the alternate lyrics is the 13th track on Use Your Illusion II. Only the vocal tracks differ, and even then only in the verses; however, in those verses, not only are the words entirely different, but the meter and melody are also slightly different. There is also a third version, officially released only on the single for the song, which was recorded during Appetite for Destruction sessions in 1986. The song reached the top 10 in many countries, including number 8 in the UK Singles Chart and number 10 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.


  11. Coming Home
    #11

    Coming Home

    453 views

    "Coming Home" is a song by American glam metal band Cinderella from their 1988 album Long Cold Winter. The song was a US #20 hit for Cinderella in 1988. "Coming Home" is a heavy blues-based power ballad, with 12-string guitar, that shows the band going in a more blues rock direction. It was the third single released from the album. The song was used on the TV series October Road.


  12. Hollow
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    Hollow (1992)

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    "Hollow" is a power ballad by American heavy metal band Pantera from their 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. A live medley of "Hollow" and another Pantera song, "Domination", is featured on Official Live: 101 Proof as "Dom/Hollow".


  13. Forgiven
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    Forgiven (2008)

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    "Forgiven" is the fourth single from the Dutch band Within Temptation's fourth album The Heart of Everything. It was released to promote their upcoming DVD, Black Symphony as well as being a single from the album. The song itself is a piano driven ballad with orchestral elements.


  14. Silent Lucidity
    #14

    Silent Lucidity (1991)

    398 views

    "Silent Lucidity" is a single by the American progressive metal band Queensrÿche from the 1990 album Empire. The song was the biggest hit for the band: peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. The song was composed by lead guitarist Chris DeGarmo. Queensryche performed the song live at the Grammy Awards of 1992, for being nominated in the category of "Best Rock Song", and featured a supporting orchestra. The song did not win the Grammy, but it did however win the "MTV Viewer's Choice Award" for its music video.


  15. Mama, I'm Coming Home
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    Mama, I'm Coming Home (1992)

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    "Mama, I'm Coming Home" is the third song on the 1991 album No More Tears by the English heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The power ballad is about his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, whom he nicknames "Mama", and his return to her following his imminent retirement. The song was co-written by Zakk Wylde, Osbourne's long-time guitarist, front-man and lead guitarist for heavy metal group Black Label Society, multi-platinum producer/engineer Tom Fletcher and Lemmy Kilmister, front-man of the rock and roll band Motörhead. Lemmy was brought in as a songwriter for the No More Tears album, providing lyrics for the tracks "Mama I'm Coming Home", "Hellraiser" (which Motörhead also later recorded), "Desire", and "I Don't Want to Change the World."


  16. Home Sweet Home
    #16

    Home Sweet Home (1985)

    397 views

    "Home Sweet Home" is a power ballad by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was originally released in 1985 on the album Theatre of Pain, and again in 1991 for the Decade of Decadence compilation album. It has been recorded as a cover version by several artists, most notably country singer Carrie Underwood, who released her version as a single in 2009.


  17. Fade To Black
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    Fade To Black (1984)

    378 views

    "Fade to Black" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, released as the first promotional single from its second studio album, Ride the Lightning. The song was ranked as having the 24th best guitar solo ever by Guitar World readers.


  18. A Touch Of Evil
    #18

    A Touch Of Evil (1990)

    455 views

    "A Touch of Evil" is a song by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, from their 1990 album Painkiller. The record was released as the second single from the album via Columbia Records label.


  19. Floods
    #19

    Floods (1996)

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    "Floods" is a song by heavy metal band Pantera from their 1996 album The Great Southern Trendkill. It is the longest song on the album, and the second longest song the band has ever recorded, after "Cemetery Gates".


  20. Memories
    #20

    Memories (2005)

    393 views

    "Memories" is a ballad-song by Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation from their third studio album, The Silent Force. It was released as the second single from the album on 31 January 2005 also accompanying a music video. The song was covered by American classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho for her third studio album, Awakening.


  21. Nothing Else Matters
    #21

    Nothing Else Matters (1992)

    351 views

    "Nothing Else Matters" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released in 1992 as the third single from their self-titled fifth studio album, Metallica. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart as well as top-ten positions on many European charts. "Nothing Else Matters" was featured as a playable track in the music video game Guitar Hero: Metallica. Recognized as one of Metallica's best known and most popular songs, it has become a staple in live performances. The song has been covered over forty times.


  22. Patience
    #22

    Patience (1988)

    353 views

    "Patience" is a power ballad by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, which appears on the album G N' R Lies and was released as a single in 1989. The song peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is played using three acoustic guitars and was recorded in a single session by producer Mike Clink. A music video of the song was shot and appears on the band's music video DVD, Welcome to the Videos. The music and lyrics were both written by Izzy Stradlin.


  23. Sweet Child O' Mine
    #23

    Sweet Child O' Mine

    356 views

    "Sweet Child O' Mine" is a song by the American rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). Released on August 17, 1988 as the album's third single, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band's first and only number-one single in the U.S. Billboard ranked it as the No. 5 song for 1988. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart, when re-released in 1989.


  24. One
    #24

    One (1989)

    307 views

    "One" is an anti-war song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the third and final single from their fourth studio album, ...And Justice for All (1988). "One" was also the band's first Top 40 hit single, reaching number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song hit number one in Finland.


  25. A Tout Le Monde
    #25

    A Tout Le Monde (1995)

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    "A Tout le Monde" is a song by American heavy metal band Megadeth, featured on their 1994 studio album Youthanasia. It was released as a single on February 1995 through Capitol Records. The song was later remade and reissued as "À Tout le Monde (Set Me Free)", featuring Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, on Megadeth's 2007 studio album United Abominations.


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