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Old 03-05-2014, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power Ballads

One of my favorite types of songs are power ballads: epic length, multi-faceted, narrative songs that can't be described on paper and can only be understood by listening to them.

The musical composition of power ballads typically start slow, with one or two instruments being played, or maybe just vocals, and gradually build and build.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is a notable power ballad, particularly with its intricate, narrative-type vocals and its eruptive climactic finish.

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The song length of ballads are longer than an average song, (usually around 5 minutes or longer), and the lyrics are long and typically explain a story. Most ballads forgo a set song structure, and do not have a chorus or verses at all.

Power ballads are usually enormously popular pieces for bands to use in concerts and are rarely kept out of their live performances.

Anyway, this thread is for discussion and posting of your favorite power ballads. So go find your favorites and discuss them here, and bring a lighter!


I'll start with one of my favorite power ballads.


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Old 03-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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"Killer of Giants", from The Ultimate Sin by Ozzy is a top-notch power ballad, with a mind-blowing solo by Jake E. Lee.
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You know what's odd? Journey, and more specifically, Don't Stop Believing seems to have exploded in popularity with the mid twenties/hipster crowd around here (Houston). Journey performed in the area recently and they sold out mostly to a younger crowd. Just find it odd.

Anyway, there's nothing like a good power ballad to psych yourself out. I'm not a huge fan of musical grandiosity, but there's no denying how much fun they are to song along to.
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You know what's odd? Journey, and more specifically, Don't Stop Believing seems to have exploded in popularity with the mid twenties/hipster crowd around here (Houston). Journey performed in the area recently and they sold out mostly to a younger crowd. Just find it odd.

Anyway, there's nothing like a good power ballad to psych yourself out. I'm not a huge fan of musical grandiosity, but there's no denying how much fun they are to song along to.
Yeah, I saw that song featured on Family Guy, and a karaoke bar was involved. In my defense, I am NOT a regular viewer of that show.
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Hell yes. This is my childhood anthem.

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Hell yes. This is my childhood anthem.

Hell yes x2. Awesome song from my childhood!

By the way, I've always wanted to know, is that a real song or was it made just for that episode?
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Hell yes x2. Awesome song from my childhood!

By the way, I've always wanted to know, is that a real song or was it made just for that episode?
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[QUOT=IvanMC;1423502]"Killer of Giants", from The Ultimate Sin by Ozzy is a top-notch power ballad, with a mind-blowing solo by Jake E. Lee.[/QUOTE]

This is true.
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