Famous Ballads

Famous Ballads

Faint light, phone switched off, a book in hand, and a playlist of the most famous ballads on your iPod. That's my idea of a perfect evening. Is yours the same? Update your playlist as I mention here almost all the famous ballad songs...
I know not under what circumstances they were composed. I know not who the artists' muses were when they made such music. All I know is that nothing is as beautiful as a well-written ballad. The most famous ballad poems turned out to be the biggest chartbusters of their respective decades, only because of their lyrical quality and musical substance. Here's to the success they witnessed, and the hearts they melted.

The '80s

Def Leppard are insurmountable. There isn't a day when I don't listen to their songs. Isn't it amazing how we all become followers of the same creed, despite belonging to different ones? That's what the 'power' of music is. This decade was embellished by artists like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, etc.

TitleArtist
HysteriaDef Leppard
Winds of ChangeScorpions
I Want To Know What Love IsForeigner
Fly To The AngelsSlaughter
Wanted Dead or AliveBon Jovi
Who Wants to Live ForeverQueen
PatienceGuns n' Roses
HelloLionel Richie
Never Gonna Give You UpBarry White
Broken WingsMr. Mister
Something To Believe InPoison
Miles AwayWinger
The Search is OverSurvivor
When I Look Into Your EyesFirehouse
Why Can't This Be Love?Van Halen
18 and LifeSkid Row
When The Children CryWhite Lion
The PriceTwisted Sister
Careless WhisperGeorge Michael
Power Of LoveFrankie Goes to Hollywood

The 90s

The 90s saw an unbelievable rise in the popularity of ballads, and artists like Eagles, Bob Dylan, Celine Dion, even though equally successful before, came into the limelight in an entirely different manner. Slow, sad, but effective―That's what the ballads of the '90s were.

TitleArtist
My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion
I Don't Wanna Miss a ThingAerosmith
I Just Called To Say I Love YouStevie Wonder
Nothing Else MattersMetallica
HeavenBryan Adams
Have I Told You LatelyVan Morrison
Bringin' on the HeartbreakDef Leppard
Hotel CaliforniaEagles
They Don't KnowJon B.
Endless LoveMariah Carey
I Can't Sleep BabyR. Kelly
When Will I See You Smile AgainBell Biv Devoe
Cupid112
Blind FaithWarrant
All I Wanna Do Is Make LoveHeart
UnforgivenMetallica
Babe I'm Gonna Leave YouLed Zeppelin
Every Rose Has Its ThornPoison
HollowPantera
Silent LucidityQueensryche

Surviving The Test of TIme

The list is endless, because the magic was endless. Words still roll shivers down the spine. Music still sets the mood.

TitleArtist
Stairway to HeavenLed Zeppelin
Wish You Were HerePink Floyd
ImagineJohn Lennon
Knockin' on Heaven's DoorGuns n' Roses
Hey JudeThe Beatles
Can't Help Falling in LoveElvis Presley
Crazy Little Thing Called LoveQueen
Behind Blue EyesThe Who
BlackPearl Jam
Love BitesDef Leppard
Ruby TuesdayRolling Stones
Right Here Waiting for YouRichard Marx
I Can't Tell You WhyEagles
November RainGuns n' Roses
Every Time You Go AwayPaul Young
Unchained MelodyRighteous Brothers
SheElvis Costello
Here Without You3 Doors Down
Lady in RedChris de Burgh
We've Got TonightBob Seger

... and the list goes on and on! There are so many of them, including which would do nothing but overflow the lists. The above songs are randomly placed, and have nothing to do with the ranking. They are just the kind of music that sets up the mood, and pumps me up when memories surface.
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