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.


[Newest]No doubt that Backstreet Boys is #1 on this list.

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
[Newest]This song is amazing and great to sing or put on an album

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
[Newest]I love Robbie Williams

4Someone 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
It's a great song, by a great singer-songwriter. It reminds me of a song I wrote for my ex-girlfriend.
[Newest]Amazing song! Love you Adele! You are an idol!

5Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
One of the best songs ever, no doubt! Kelly's vocals are perfect, lyrics are touching, and instrumentals are superb.
Amazing song makes me cry every time she is a beautiful singer and a beautiful woman
Best Song Ever! So meaningful. A wonderful Ballad.
[Newest]I love this song

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
[Newest]I love this ballad...

7Listen - 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.


[Newest]It speaks the truth of moving on and becoming something new.

8Take My Breath Away - Berlin
The Legendary Romantic song of Top Gun, one of the soundtrack ever released


9I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

10Purple Rain - Prince
Cor blimey.. What a song...

The Contenders

11Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

12My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

13Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant

14The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush

15Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
Without doubt. One of the best songs ever written

16New York State of Mind - Billy Joel

17Take 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.

18Lately - Stevie Wonder

19Angels - Robbie Williams

20I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner

21This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

22Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

23Still Loving You - Scorpions

24An Angel - The Kelly Family

25Sacrifice - Elton John

26Everytime - 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.
I cry over this song every time
This is Brit's best ballad!
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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27Without You - Mariah Carey
One of the best song of all time!
So full of emotion and vocal richness.

28Speechless - 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.

29Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Amazing ballad needs to be higher
I love this song!

30Send Me an Angel - Scorpions

31Looking In - Mariah Carey

32Smooth Operator - Sade

33The One - Shakira

34Bleeding 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

35All Good Things - Nelly Furtado

36Reflection - Christina Aguilera

37Careless Whisper - Wham!
Love it GeorGe MIchael is Fab

38Wind of Change - Scorpions

39Cool - Gwen Stefani
nice video an a pretty decent song


40Beautiful - 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.

41Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
27 place? It's best ballad ever
Really good ballad
Sam baileys cover of the song is better though

42Calling - Geri Halliwell

43Save 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


442 Becomes 1 - Spice Girls

45Spanish Guitar - Toni Braxton

46Heartbreak Hotel - Whitney Houston
How isn't whitney at the top shes the greatest female artist ever

477 Years of Love - Super Junior
The feeling kyuhyun puts into the song... it's so poetic
Wow~! I am ELF~) I am happy to see it))

48Hero - 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.

49Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

50Live to Tell - Madonna

51More 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.


52Bubbly - Colbie Caillat

53Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
A true romantic touching song...

54Ole 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.

55Warrior - Demi Lovato
AMAZING. sung with such truth

56Hey Jude - The Beatles

57Love Somebody - Robbie Williams
Amazing song sung with such pain and passion

58Confessions of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father) - Lindsay Lohan

59By Your Side - Sade

60No Promises - Shayne Ward

61Bad Girl - Madonna

62Couldn't Find Another Man - Jennifer Love Hewitt

63Rush Rush - Paula Abdul

64One - U2

65Impossible - James Arthur
I don't like you, you hurt my ears A LOT!

66Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse

67Your Song - Elton John
This is the ultimate Pop Ballad

68Almost Is Never Enough - Ariana Grande

69The One - Jennifer Lopez

70Walk Away - Geri Halliwell

71The Power of Good-Bye - Madonna

72Movin' On - Novecento

73Tell Me Something - Novecento

74Crazy for You - Madonna

75Angel - Aerosmith

76The Power of Love - Celine Dion

77Blue 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.

78You'll See - Madonna

794 In The Morning - Gwen Stefani

80California - Belinda Carlisle

81One More Night - Sandra
A cute voice always should be number one. Sandra has the cute voice especially in one more night.

82I'm Your Angel - Celine Dion

83The Scientist - Coldplay

84Who Knew - Pink

85I Don't Believe You - P!nk

86Littlest Things - Lily Allen

87Make Me Pure - Robbie Williams

88Love Story - Taylor Swift

89Bad Day - Justin Bieber

90Summer Moved On - A-ha

91Promise to Try - Madonna
This song never fails to make cry. It is about her mother who dies when Madonna as just five years old.

92Have You Ever Been In Love - Celine Dion

93River - Joni Mitchell

94I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline

95Story of My Life - One Direction
Should be number 2

96Diana - One Direction
It is a really good song!

97Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

98Russian Roulette - Rihanna

99Stay - Rihanna

100Cold Case Love - Rihanna

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This list was created 6 years, 174 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 114 items, has been remixed 3 times.

Updated Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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