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What are your favorites of these songs?

Foreigner - Waiting for a Girl Like You
Journey - Faithfully
Def Leppard - Love Bites
Van Halen - Love Walks In
REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
Styx - Babe
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Dokken - Alone Again
Europe - Carrie
Extreme - More than Words
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Aerosmith - Angel
Boston - Amanda
Whitesnake - Is This Love

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Offline KevShmev

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Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:50:35 PM »
Get the cheese ready.

You can vote for up to 5.

I went with:

Is This Love
Love Walks In
Sister Christian
Carrie
Babe (bring the jokes :lol)

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 06:56:30 PM »
This was surprisingly easy for me to pick

Waiting for a Girl Like You
Faithfully
Keep on Loving You
More Than Words
Is This Love

Not necessarily in that order.

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 07:02:33 PM »
I actually just had a good listen to Angel the other day, and I have to say that Steven Tyler is immense on it.
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 07:06:56 PM »
Out of all of these, only Love Walks In. The song that made Eddie and Valerie cry. I also think it's one of Sammy's best lyrics
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:21:53 PM »
Whitesnake and Dokken the clear favs, then Journey, Foreigner and Def Leppard.

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 07:40:53 PM »
Not in any particular order..

Journey
Motley Crue
Aerosmith
Styx
Dokken
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 07:52:13 PM »
I like many of those songs so will run with those that I think I played most as a kid


Whitesnake
Dokken
Foreigner
Def Leppard
Van Halen
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 07:52:19 PM »
Hmm... loved pretty much every single one of those when they were released. Definitely my pick for Kev's best selection of his "Your favorites..." threads. Can't say any of them appeal to me now, so going off of my feelings at the time:

Van Halen - Love Walks In
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Aerosmith - Angel
Boston - Amanda
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:24:02 PM »
Love Bites, Home Sweet Home, Every Rose Has Its Thorn.

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 08:35:22 PM »
Damn it, when I saw the thread title, I was expecting Bon Jovi!

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 06:19:51 AM »
I could only vote for Love Walks In.

All the rest are a target rich environment for the "Alternate Lyrics" thread and thus have been ruined for me. Especially Amanda!  :lol

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 07:06:17 AM »
Carrie
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 08:21:02 AM »
The only one I DON'T like is "Alone Again".  Not a Dokken fan at all.  Never clicked with me.

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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 10:37:49 AM »
Faithfully
Babe
Keep on Lovin You
Alone Again

I would've included Love Walks In if I hadn't missed it when I was going through the list.
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 10:42:21 AM »
I can’t pick five. I love them all, big softy that I am 😀

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2017, 11:02:25 AM »
Home Sweet Home
Babe
Sister Christian
More Than Words (my favorite of the bunch)
Amanda (a close second)
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2017, 11:09:25 AM »
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Extreme - More than Words
Aerosmith – Angel
Whitesnake - Is This Love

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2017, 11:40:23 AM »
I went with Amanda and Angel. Beautiful songs.  :heart

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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »
Foreigner and Journey songs.

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 03:13:44 PM »
whitesnake, poison, def, dokken, foreigner

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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 03:16:30 PM »
Foreigner
Journey
Styx
Boston
REO
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 03:16:42 PM »
Van Halen - Love Walks In
Motley Crue - Home Sweet Home
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Europe - Carrie
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2017, 03:26:42 PM »
Def Leppard
Van Halen
Motley Crue
Whitesnake

great songs IMO

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2017, 05:46:21 PM »
Voted REO Speedwagon, Van Halen, Journey, Styx and Extreme.

My favorite monster rock ballad, though, is Bon Jovi's I'll Be There For You. JBJ and Richie were great in that song.

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »
Never been a fan of Whitesnake's Is This Love. In fact, as much as I love the band that plays on it, I'm on record as saying that album is severely overrated.
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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 06:39:35 PM »
Never been a fan of Whitesnake's Is This Love. In fact, as much as I love the band that plays on it, I'm on record as saying that album is severely overrated.

But, man, was Tawny hot in that video!
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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »
I am pleased to see Is This Love winning this.  Love that song, and the intro is especially awesome. Love the way that haunting guitar lead comes in after the keyboard fade-in.  That is one of the more awesome intros of the 80s.

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« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 07:02:09 AM »
Never been a fan of Whitesnake's Is This Love. In fact, as much as I love the band that plays on it, I'm on record as saying that album is severely overrated.

It's not even their best "Monster Ballad"; that would be "Here I Go Again". 

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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 07:01:59 PM »
Eh, despite the first verse of the normal version, Here I Go Again rocks too much to be a monster ballad.

Also, I see 8 others have voted for Babe. While a big pile of cheese, it is a well written pile of swiss. :biggrin: :lol

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Re: Your favorites of these "monster ballads" by rock bands
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 07:20:14 PM »
Never been a fan of Whitesnake's Is This Love. In fact, as much as I love the band that plays on it, I'm on record as saying that album is severely overrated.

But, man, was Tawny hot in that video!

Who?



would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2017, 11:03:17 PM »
Never been a fan of Whitesnake's Is This Love. In fact, as much as I love the band that plays on it, I'm on record as saying that album is severely overrated.

But, man, was Tawny hot in that video!

Who?


Oh, I know. Emphasis on the 'was' in my statement. I try to just remember her from those videos.
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« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2017, 11:56:00 PM »
Sister Christian
Alone Again (Without You)
More Than Words

Hate to Leave Boston off of the list but that song was WAY overplayed. Also, I much prefer Open Arms to Faithfully.

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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 10:03:58 PM »
Wow - no Scorpions choices?!? I mean, I would've expected Still Loving You or Winds of Chain, altho my choice would be Send Me an Angel.
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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 03:36:11 PM »
Also, I see 8 others have voted for Babe. While a big pile of cheese, it is a well written pile of swiss. :biggrin: :lol
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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2017, 06:12:44 PM »
Wow - no Scorpions choices?!? I mean, I would've expected Still Loving You or Winds of Chain, altho my choice would be Send Me an Angel.

Still Loving You still gives me goosebumps.
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