My Wedding Songs is known for wedding song lists and wedding song lyrics. However, we wanted to think outside the box to offer our visitors something offbeat. Therefore, we created a list of the Best 85 Hair Band Ballads. The list of ballads includes mainstream bands such as Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Whitesnake. However, we also include some heavy metal bands such as W.A.S.P. and Blue Murder.
There were many popular mainstream hair bands. However, we wanted to make a list of our top 5 and 85 songs that meant most to us. We did not create lists of the most popular and highest charted songs. Therefore, don’t comment on what songs should be on the list, rather comment what memories the 85 or so songs jog in your brains.
Top 5 Hair Band Ballads
5. Love Song – Tesla What a great song from the album The Great Radio Controversy released in 1989. Love Song has great lyrics, which include “love is waiting for you” for an anthem to all tenenage high school kids. To this day Tesla is still rockin’ and producing record albums. Love song topped at #7 on the Billboard charts.
4. Don’t Close Your Eyes – Kix Kix produced a rock anthem against suicide. This song will forever be remembered in the youth culture of the 80’s. In 1988, Kix released the album Blow My Fuse that featured Don’t Close Your Eyes. Don’t Close Your Eyes peaked at #11 on the Billboard charts.
3. Honestly – Stryper The yellow and black attack will live forever. We give praise to Stryper for promoting a Christian message to a mainstream audience. The album To Hell With The Devil featured Honestly and was released in 1986. Honestly became a most-requested song on MTV and topped the Billboard charts at #23.
2. When The Children Cry – White Lion White Lion came out of nowhere in 1987 to release the album Pride. Pride featured two top ten hits – Wait (#8) and When The Children Cry (#3). When The Children Cry became another rock anthem for the 80’s genre of trying to make the world a better place to live for our children.
1. I Remember You – Skid Row What can we say about Sebastian Bach. With those high notes he would hit and the long hair that girls frolicked over, Bach rocked Skid Row to the top of the charts. This was definitely one of the most popular rock ballads of the 80’s. Skid Row’s album Skid Row went 5x platinum. I Remember You reached #6 on the Billboard charts and will be remembered as one of America’s favorite prom songs.
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Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.