Top Ten Best Pop Ballads


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Shape of My Heart - Backstreet Boys
Quite simply, this song is a beautiful composition. No matter what people say, BSB is the greatest boyband ever. It's just a fact.
When it came out, everybody was singing it. Such a beautiful, unforgettable song. A classic from the best pop group ever.
This is such a great song that everybody can enjoy. Even the people that are not fans like it. They have a lot of ballad that are good but this one is really good.


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2You're Still The One - Shania Twain
WOW! There's so many great songs on this list. But this beautiful ballad comes from one of the best female singers of all time. It deserves recognition for being the lead single of one the best selling albums of all time!

Also, Mum walked down the aisle to this song, so it's very special in our family.
Shania for the win!
Where is she now? She needs a comeback! Come on guys!
She never fails to give REAL music!
Amazing voice, cute singer, perfect song
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3Feel - Robbie Williams
One of the most meaningful songs ever written
<3 My favourite song since I was only 5! :')
He sings with such deep emotion and his voice is sexy and beautiful
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4Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
One of the best songs ever, no doubt! Kelly's vocals are perfect, lyrics are touching, and instrumentals are superb.
Best Song Ever! So meaningful. A wonderful Ballad.
Amazing song makes me cry every time she is a beautiful singer and a beautiful woman
One of the best songs ever! So moving and lyrics touch me everything. Best ballad in my opinion
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5Someone Like You - Adele
This song just gives you an insight to Adele's painful past, she sings with such pain and grace. The thing which makes me love it is because she wrote it. AMAZING
Amazing and calm song! Love you Adele. Your the best xx
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6I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Best pop ballad song ever!
Simply the best! Just listen to feel it!
Its the best of the pop ballads I am single aw
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7Take My Breath Away - Berlin
The Legendary Romantic song of Top Gun, one of the soundtrack ever released


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8I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Listen to sample

9Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler Listen to sample

10Listen - Beyonce
If You Ever Need To Move On From The Past This The BEST BALLAD FOR YOU! SO INSPIRATIONAL
Beyonce, girl, that song is unreal. Amazing vocals and words. I'm doing a project for english class. And that's my song!
I love this song so much
Such powerfull vocals - Beyonce sings this song live on oprah and wow, its amazing.


This song is the one I chose for my homework on pop ballads. I really think the richness of beyonce's voice in this song will wow my class when they hear it :D really lovely song!
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11The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush Listen to sample

12Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
Without doubt. One of the best songs ever written
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13My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion Listen to sample

14Take a Bow - Madonna
God only knows how Listen is infront of this!

Take a bow has been named by many organizations as one of the best ballads ever. It's beautiful

Madonna vocals are warm and strong.

Madonna does the best ballads to me, even though she doesn't have the fifth octave like Mariah who cares?

Crazy for you, Liver to tell, Spanish eyes, Rain, Take a bow, Power of goodbye. The list goes on and on. Madonna is the Queen of pop but also the Queen of pop ballads.

All hail her majesty MADONNA.
Madonna with a sweet and mature voice in a lovely song about love
Madonna The Queen of Pop rocks on this sweet ballad! Everybody save The Queen
One of the best ballads of all time. Madonna is such an underrated and underestimated ballad artist.

15I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner Listen to sample

16Still Loving You - Scorpions Listen to sample

17An Angel - The Kelly Family Listen to sample

18Without You - Mariah Carey
One of the best song of all time!
So full of emotion and vocal richness.
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19Send Me an Angel - Scorpions Listen to sample

20Sacrifice - Elton John

21Everytime - Britney Spears
Heartbreaking was the only word I found when I first heard it. Fell madly in love with this song of fragility, and I still love it very much. Power coming from the weakened soul singing a song of sorrow.
The Pop Queen's best ballad. It's been what, 10 years ago when this is released, and I'm still listening to this @ 2014. Very Heartbreaking. Both the song and the Music video. And it is a good thing for me.

Love you BRITNEY

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I cry over this song every time
This is Brit's best ballad!
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22Speechless - Lady GaGa
This is a great ballad, when Lady Gaga was doing great songs and was famous. That horrible electronic album ARTPOP fade up had whole career
YES. So glad this is on the list. An absolute gem of a ballad. So not the attention seeking modern techno-sounding hogwash that Gaga is famous for. This is straight up instruments live and harks back to a time when musicians were musically inclined, not naked and sexy.

23All Good Things - Nelly Furtado

24The One - Shakira

25Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Amazing ballad needs to be higher
I love this song!
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26Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Best voice I can remember, so emotional and so powerful at the same time. low and high notes, and super long and strong notes that make you crazy!
Love this song! Leona has Such a beautiful voice, Like an Angel
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27Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

28Smooth Operator - Sade

29Careless Whisper - Wham!
Love it GeorGe MIchael is Fab

30Cool - Gwen Stefani
nice video an a pretty decent song


31Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
A beautifully inspirational song sung by POP legend Christina Aguilera. Message sent "You are beautiful, no matter what other people say or do"
My favourite ballad of all time.
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32Calling - Geri Halliwell

33Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
27 place? It's best ballad ever
Really good ballad
Sam baileys cover of the song is better though
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34Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor Listen to sample

35Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
Just really raises nostalgic feelings.
Best piece of music with good sound pitch what a song this is one of the best number what is bb doing at number 1. Put it down now this is the best standing here plese vote for this


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362 Becomes 1 - Spice Girls

37Spanish Guitar - Toni Braxton

38Heartbreak Hotel - Whitney Houston
How isn't whitney at the top shes the greatest female artist ever

39More Than That - Backstreet Boys
This song, I know no one who doesn't like it. Even my friend who is into Marilyn Manson loves that song. This is such a beautiful song.


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407 Years of Love - Super Junior
Wow~! I am ELF~) I am happy to see it))
Kyuhyun oppa who sings this song, kya the feel is so romantic I think..

41Bubbly - Colbie Caillat Listen to sample

42Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush Listen to sample

43Live to Tell - Madonna Listen to sample

44Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
A true romantic touching song...
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45Ole Black n' Blue Eyes - The Fratellis
Not your typical ballad, which is a good thing because frankly we've had enough of those X-Factor type ballads that are forced upon us every year. This is more of a feel good song.
The video for this feel good song makes a very entertaining story. At least this isn't schmultzy like all the other ballads on this list.
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46Hero - Mariah Carey
Seriously how can this song not be on the list? It's a TRUE ballad and a classic by a LEGENDARY singer. It's a "signature" - don't - give -up kind of song.
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47Warrior - Demi Lovato
AMAZING. sung with such truth
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48Love Somebody - Robbie Williams
Amazing song sung with such pain and passion
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49Confessions of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father) - Lindsay Lohan

50By Your Side - Sade Listen to sample

51No Promises - Shayne Ward

52Hey Jude - The Beatles Listen to sample

53Bad Girl - Madonna

54Couldn't Find Another Man - Jennifer Love Hewitt

55Rush Rush - Paula Abdul

56One - U2 Listen to sample

57Almost Is Never Enough - Ariana Grande Listen to sample

58The One - Jennifer Lopez

59Walk Away - Geri Halliwell

60The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna Listen to sample

61Movin' On - Novecento Listen to sample

62Tell Me Something - Novecento Listen to sample

63Crazy for You - Madonna Listen to sample

64Angel - Aerosmith Listen to sample

65Impossible - James Arthur
Y is it here, I love this song!
I don't like you, you hurt my ears A LOT!

66The Power of Love - Celine Dion Listen to sample

67Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse Listen to sample

68Blue Bayou - Linda Ronstadt
A vocal masterpiece. Don't think anyone on this list could pull this off -especially live - Linda singing is heaven on earth.
Just about as good as Orbison version - but still amazing.
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69Your Song - Elton John
This is the ultimate Pop Ballad
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704 In The Morning - Gwen Stefani

71California - Belinda Carlisle

72One More Night - Sandra
A cute voice always should be number one. Sandra has the cute voice especially in one more night.

73The Scientist - Coldplay Listen to sample

74I Don't Believe You - P!nk Listen to sample

75Littlest Things - Lily Allen

76Make Me Pure - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

77Bad Day - Justin Bieber Listen to sample

78You'll See - Madonna

79Summer Moved On - A-ha Listen to sample

80Promise to Try - Madonna
This song never fails to make cry. It is about her mother who dies when Madonna as just five years old.

81Have You Ever Been In Love - Celine Dion Listen to sample

82I'm Your Angel - Celine Dion Listen to sample

83River - Joni Mitchell Listen to sample

84I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline Listen to sample

85Who Knew - Pink Listen to sample

86Story of My Life - One Direction Listen to sample

87Diana - One Direction
It is a really good song!
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88Blown Away - Carrie Underwood Listen to sample

89Love Story - Taylor Swift Listen to sample

90Russian Roulette - Rihanna Listen to sample

91Stay - Rihanna Listen to sample

92Cold Case Love - Rihanna Listen to sample

93All I Ever Need - Austin Mahone
Awesome song <3! His Voice
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94Miracle of Love - Eurythmics
Great ballad of the 80s
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95You and I - Lady Gaga Listen to sample

96Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
This heart tugging song is just amazing from the jumpy yet emotional verses to the heavy anthem-like chorus the song is just awesome!


This song is just beautiful heart tugging emotional heartfelt. from the awesome jumpy verses to the anthem-like chorus its just amazing


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97Fix You - Coldplay Listen to sample

98Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross Listen to sample

99Eternal Flame - The Bangles Listen to sample

100Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton Listen to sample

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This list was created 5 years, 315 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 102 items, has been remixed 2 times.

Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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