There have been love songs and ballads as far back as the ear can remember. Some are full of nothing but love, others nothing but heartbreak. There are more than a hundred 80’s ballads that spanned a decade of tears and charred thumbs from holding the lighter lit a little too long. I had a hard time picking ten, but I did it with some coffee and a fistful of aspirin.
They are in no particular order because they are all squishy in their own way:
** Save Your Love – Great White
** Waiting, For a Girl Like You – Foreigner
** Fly To The Angels – Slaughter
** Heaven – Warrant
** House Of Pain – Faster Pussycat
** Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
** I Remember You – Skid Row
** Beth – Kiss
** Don’t Close Your Eyes – Kix
** Open Arms – Journey
Open Arms is quite possibly the most famous of the ballads. It was out before hair bands were an icon. It was every teen couple’s anthem in the early 80’s. It was the song played at the school dance where boys got the nerve to ask pretty girls leaning up against the wall to dance.
Do you have any favorite 80’s ballads? When you hear one, are you transported back in time?