Hair Band Ballads For Slow Dancing
Last Updated: June 20, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell
We compiled a list of the best hair band power ballads for weddings to get people on the dance floor. For purposes of our list, we will combine glam rock and pop-metal artists on our list. Many Hair Band ballads can be characterized as power ballads – a slow, emotional song that gradually builds to a strong finale.
Webster dictionary describes a ballad as a slow romantic or sentimental song. Some ballads can be a bit more difficult to dance to as the song builds and then falls several times. Enjoy our list of the best hair band songs.
Beginning glam rock bands in the early 1980s included Def Leppard, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, and Motley Crue. The second half of the 1980s featured bands like Bon Jovi, Motley Crue’s continued success, Guns ‘N’ Roses and Van Halen. Hairbands continued to be successful in the early 1990s with W.A.S.P. and Slaughter.
With the creation of grunge rock with bands like Nirvana, teens turned their focus away from glam rock to more popular grunge music.
What is a Hair Band?
Hair bands were popular in the 1980s to early ’90s. Hair bands were rock bands of their own genre called glam rock, hair metal, and pop-metal. Hair bands produced rock, hard rock, and heavy metal styles of music. Hair bands were characterized by their long hair, flashy clothing, and heavy makeup.
Top 5 Hair Band Power Ballads for Wedding Receptions:
- “Faithfully” by Journey
- “Heaven” by Warrant
- “I’ll Be There For You” by Bon Jovi
- “The Search Is Over” by Survivor
- “Love Of A Lifetime” by Firehouse
Top Hair Band Ballads List
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Aerosmith – Angel
1987, Permanent Vacation
Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You
1988, New Jersey
Heart – Alone
1987, Bad Animals
Journey – Faithfully
Kiss – Beth
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
1980, Hi Infidelity
Van Halen – Love Walks In
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