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The Best Rock Ballads Ever

February 22nd, 2011 4 comments

The best rock ballads ever of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s

1. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven (1971)
2. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
3. Scorpions – Wind Of Change (1990)
4. Def Leppard – When Love And Hate Collide (1995)
5. Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms (1986)
6. Toto – Africa (1982)
7. Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (1984)
8. Survivor – The Search Is Over (1985)
9. Thunder – Love Walked In (1991)
10. Extreme – More Than Words (1991)
11. The Stranglers – Golden Brown (1981)
12. Kansas – Dust In The Wind (1977)
13. Eagles – Hotel California (1977)
14. Bryan Adams – Heaven (1984)
15. REO Speedwagon – In My Dreams (1987)
16. Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (1987)
17. Heart – Alone (1987)
18. Firehouse – Love Of A Lifetime (1991)
19. Metallica – The Unforgiven (1991)
20. Skid Row – I Remember You (1989)
21. White Lion – You’re All I Need (1991)
22. Soul Asylum – Runaway Train (1993)
23. John Waite – Missing You (1984)
24. Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (1978)
25. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (1988)
26. Bad Company – Feel Like Makin’ Love (1975)
27. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (1982)
28. Alias – More Than Words Can Say (1990)
29. Chicago – You’re The Inspiration (1984)
30. Bon Jovi – Always (1994)
31. Black Sabbath – Changes (1972)
32. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart (1983)
33. Scorpions – Always Somewhere (1979)
34. Deep Purple – Soldier Of Fortune (1974)
35. Kiss – Beth (1976)
36. Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (1991)
37. Europe – Carrie (1987)
38. Journey – Open Arms (1982)
39. Richard Marx – Hold On To The Nights (1988)
40. Michael W. Smith – I Will Be Here For You (1992)
41. Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (1984)
42. U2 – One (1992)
43. REM – Everybody Hurts (1993)
44. Phil Collins – Against All Odds (1984)
45. Queen – We Are The Champions (1977)
46. Rolling Stones – Angie (1973)
47. ELO – Midnight Blue (1979)
48. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (1998)
49. Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight (1977)
50. Boston – More Than A Feeling (1976)
51. 4 Non Blondes – What’s Up (1993)
52. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain (1971)
53. Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967)
54. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross (1969)
55. The Beatles – Hey Jude (1968)

1. Bryan Adams – Straight From The Heart (1983)
2. Cheap Trick – The Flame (1988)
3. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You (1980)
4. Mr. Mister – Kyrie (1985)
5. Mr. Big – To Be With You (1991)
6. Harem Scarem – Something To Say (1992)
7. John Farnham – You’re The Voice (1986)
8. Firehouse – When I Look Into Your Eyes (1992)
9. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters (1992)
10. Rainbow – The Temple Of The King (1975)
11. Mike Reno & Ann Wilson – Almost Paradise (1984)
12. Peter Cetera – Glory Of Love (1986)
13. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (1988)
14. Roxette – It Must Have Been Love (1990)
15. Marillion – Kayleigh (1985)
16. The Cars – Drive (1984)
17. Mike & The Mechanics – The Living Years (1988)
18. Nazareth – Love Hurts (1975)
19. Heart – These Dreams (1986)
20. Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985)
21. Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven (1992)
22. Richard Marx – Now And Forever (1994)
23. Nelson – Only Time Will Tell (1990)
24. Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn (1988)
25. Jimmy Harnen – Where Are You Now (1989)
26. Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry (1982)
27. Journey – Faithfully (1983)
28. Guns N’ Roses – November Rain (1992)
29. The Motels – Only The Lonely (1982)
30. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes (1981)
31. Queen – I Want To Break Free (1984)
32. Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You (1981)
33. Eagles – Desperado (1973)
34. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (1993)
35. Edwin McCain – I’ll Be (1998)
36. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet (1989)
37. Bon Jovi – Bed Of Roses (1992)
38. Survivor – Burning Heart (1986)
39. Bad Company – If You Needed Somebody (1990)
40. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999)
41. Whitesnake – Is This Love (1987)
42. Warrant – Heaven (1989)
43. Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) (1988)
44. Scorpions – Still Loving You (1984)
45. Bad English – When I See You Smile (1989)
46. Def Leppard – Love Bites (1988)
47. White Lion – Till Death Do Us Part (1991)
48. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth (1987)
49. Roxy Music – Oh Yeah (On The Radio) (1980)
50. Styx – Babe (1979)
51. Boston – Amanda (1986)
52. Meat Loaf – I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) (1993)

1. REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling (1984)
2. Danger Danger – Don’t Walk Away (1989)
3. Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You (1989)
4. Firehouse – I Live My Life For You (1995)
5. Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over (1986)
6. T’Pau – China In Your Hand (1987)
7. Maria McKee – Show Me Heaven (1990)
8. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (1981)
9. Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It (1984)
10. Toto – Rosanna (1982)
11. The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun (1964)
12. Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer (1984)
13. Damn Yankees – High Enough (1990)
14. The Cranberries – Linger (1993)
15. Roxette – Listen To Your Heart (1989)
16. Tesla – Love Song (1989)
17. Skid Row – 18 & Life (1989)
18. White Lion – When The Children Cry (1988)
19. Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle (1993)
20. Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me (1993)
21. Jim Diamond – I Should Have Known Better (1984)
22. Steve Winwood – Valerie (1982)
23. The Police – Every Breath You Take (1983)
24. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (1982)
25. Winger – Miles Away (1990)
26. Dokken – Alone Again (1984)
27. Saigon Kick – Love Is On The Way (1992)
28. Joe Lamont – Victims Of Love (1985)
29. Chicago – Hard Habit To Break (1984)
31. Robin Beck – The First Time (1988)
32. No Doubt – Don’t Speak (1996)
33. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue (1999)
34. Candlebox – Far Behind (1994)
35. Scorpions – When The Smoke Is Going Down (1982)
36. Steelheart – I’ll Never Let You Go (1991)
37. Motley Crue – Home Sweet Home (1985)
38. Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You (1990)
39. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (1979)
40. Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes (1986)
41. Prince – Purple Rain (1984)
42. Patty Smyth & Don Henley – Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough (1992)
43. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird (1974)
44. Skylark – Wildflower (1972)
45. The Rolling Stones – As Tears Go By (1965)
46. Rod Stewart – I Don’t Want To Talk About It (1977)
47. U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (1987)
48. John Lennon – Imagine (1971)

1. Gary Moore – Parisienne Walkways (1979)
2. Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes (1987)
3. Corey Hart – Never Surrender (1985)
4. Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face (1984)
5. Starship – Sara (1985)
6. Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town (1985)
7. Genesis – In Too Deep (1986)
8. Chicago – Will You Still Love Me (1986)
9. 38 Special – Second Chance (1989)
10. Kenny Loggins – Meet Me Halfway (1988)
11. Scorpions – Send Me An Angel (1991)
12. Danger Danger – I Still Think About You (1992)
13. Harem Scarem – Honestly (1992)
14. Argent – God Gave Rock ‘n’ Roll To You (1973)
15. Canned Heat – On The Road Again (1968)
16. Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (1968)
17. Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
18. Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing (1967)
19. Bob Dylan & The Band – I Shall Be Released (1974)
20. The Who – Behind Blue Eyes (1971)
21. The Beatles – Across The Universe (1969)
22. Uriah Heep – Lady In Black (1971)
23. Hello – New York Groove (1975)
24. Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat (1976)
25. Deep Purple – Child In Time (1970)
26. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn (1978)
27. Chris Rea – The Road To Hell (1989)
28. Aerosmith – Dream On (1973)
29. Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting – All For Love (1993)
30. Dennis DeYoung – Call Me (1986)
31. Edwin McCain – I Could Not Ask For More (1999)
32. Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (1986)
33. Heart – Secret (1990)
34. Bon Jovi – Never Say Goodbye (1987)
35. Guns N’ Roses – Don’t Cry (1991)
36. Iron Maiden – Wasting Love (1992)
37. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (1981)
38. Jimmy Harnen – If She Cries (1989)
39. Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time (1989)
40. Queen – Too Much Love Will Kill You (1996)
41. Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn (1979)
42. Alice Cooper – You And Me (1977)
43. Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia (1994)
44. Def Leppard – Two Steps Behind (1993)
45. Crowded House – Weather With You (1992)

1. Van Halen – Love Walks In
2. Styx – The Best Of Times
3. Bonnie Tyler – It’s A Heartache
4. Patti Smith – Because The Night
5. Loverboy – This Could Be The Night
6. Bad English – Price Of Love
7. Faster Pussycat – House Of Pain
8. Scorpions – You And I
9. Aerosmith – Amazing
10. Sheriff – When I’m With You
11. Queensryche – Silent Lucidity
12. Mr. Big – Just Take My Heart
13. The Heights – How Do You Talk To An Angel
14. REM – Losing My Religion
15. Tina Turner – The Best
16. Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
17. Del Amitri – Roll To Me
18. Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
19. Dire Straits – Romeo And Juliet
20. Nazareth – Dream On
21. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
22. Steve Miller Band – The Joker
23. JJ Cale – After Midnight
24. Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
25. The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
26. Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
27. Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
28. Oasis – Stand By Me
29. The Cranberries – Ode To My Family
30. Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
31. Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
32. Southern Sons – You Were There
33. Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
34. Toto – I Won’t Hold You Back
35. ELO – Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
36. Snowy White – Bird Of Paradise
37. The Williams Brothers – Can’t Cry Hard Enough
38. The Bangles – Eternal Flame
39. Survivor – Ever Since The World Began
40. Queen – The Show Must Go On
41. Belinda Carlisle – Leave A Light On
42. The Babys – Isn’t It Time
43. Steve Winwood – While You See A Chance
44. Robert Plant – Big Log
45. ZZ Top – Rough Boy
46. The Cult – Edie (Ciao Baby)
47. April Wine – Just Between You And Me

1. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger (1996)
2. Skunk Anansie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) (1997)
3. Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun (1994)
4. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart (1988)
5. Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet (1991)
6. Roxy Music – Dance Away (1979)
7. Bob Seger – Against The Wind (1980)
8. Eagles – New Kid In Town (1976)
9. Kenny Loggins – Forever (1985)
10. Extreme – Song For Love (1992)
11. Warrant – Sometimes She Cries (1989)
12. Guns N’ Roses – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (1992)
13. Stryper – Honestly (1987)
14. Jon Bon Jovi – Blaze Of Glory (1990)
15. Night Ranger – Sister Christian (1984)
16. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings (1984)
17. Styx – Boat On The River (1980)
18. Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire (1985)
19. Status Quo – In The Army Now (1986)
20. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl (1981)
21. Richard Marx – Hazard (1992)
22. Mike & The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder (1995)
23. Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis (1991)
24. Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends (1968)
25. David Bowie – Life On Mars (1973)
26. Jack Wagner – All I Need (1985)
27. Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)
28. Heart – Stranded (1990)
29. Nazareth – Where Are You Now (1983)
30. Joe Satriani – I Believe (1990)
31. Journey – Lights (1978)
32. Toto – Hold The Line (1978)
33. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way (1976)
34. Faces – Ooh La La (1973)
35. Firehouse – Sleeping With You (1992)
36. Free – Be My Friend (1970)
37. Carlos Santana – Europa (1976)
38. The Doors – The Crystal Ship (1967)
39. Embrace – Come Back To What You Know (1998)
40. The Beatles – Yesterday (1965)

1. Led Zeppelin – All My Love (1979)
2. Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over (1991)
3. Michael Learns To Rock – 25 Minutes (1993)
4. REM – At My Most Beautiful (1999)
5. Blue Rodeo – After The Rain (1991)
6. Vandenberg – Burning Heart (1982)
7. Jon Bon Jovi – Santa Fe (1990)
8. Motley Crue – Without You (1990)
9. Megadeth – A Tout Le Monde (1995)
10. Vixen – Cryin’ (1988)
11. Tina Turner – I Don’t Wanna Lose You (1989)
12. Kirsty MacColl – Days (1989)
13. Del Amitri – Always The Last To Know (1992)
14. The Doobie Brothers – Black Water (1974)
15. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son (1976)
16. Grateful Dead – Truckin’ (1970)
17. J.J. Cale – Cocaine (1976)
18. Stevie Nicks – Rooms On Fire (1989)
19. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (1977)
20. Meat Loaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (1977)
21. Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice (1976)
22. Jackson Browne – Somebody’s Baby (1982)
23. Huey Lewis & The News – Stuck With You (1986)
24. Queen – Somebody To Love (1976)
25. REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run (1980)
26. John Farnham – Help (1980)
27. Bruce Springsteen – The River (1981)
28. Oasis – Wonderwall (1995)
29. The Verve Pipe – The Freshmen (1997)
30. Travis – Turn (1999)
31. The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work (1997)
32. Texas – So In Love With You (1994)
33. Jann Arden – Insensitive (1994)
34. Genesis – Hold On My Heart (1992)
35. Michael Learns To Rock – The Actor (1991)
36. Toto – I’ll Be Over You (1986)
37. Foreigner – I Don’t Want To Live Without You (1988)
38. The Tubes – Don’t Want To Wait Anymore (1981)
39. Ozzy Osbourne – Goodbye To Romance (1980)
40. Twisted Sister – The Price (1984)
41. Great White – Save Your Love (1987)
42. Black Sabbath – No Stranger To Love (1986)
43. Queen – Innuendo (1991)
44. Kingdom Come – What Love Can Be (1988)
45. Poison – Something To Believe In (1990)
46. Whitesnake – The Deeper The Love (1990)
47. Santana – Samba Pa Ti (1970)
48. Paul Weller – You Do Something To Me (1995)
49. John Miles – Music (1976)
50. Marillion – Lavender (1985)
51. Triumph – Magic Power (1981)
52. Thin Lizzy – Still In Love With You (1974)
53. John Lennon – Jealous Guy (1971)

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