Best Rock Ballads

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21Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles
22Snuff - Slipknot

Excellent song. Personally, I believe this should be much much higher than 37th. I listen to this song whenever I'm feeling down and it always seems to make me feel understood

This song should be sung in heaven when we are condemned to hell! Best ballad ever

My heart is just too dark to care, I can't destroy what isn't there - DesBaka

This wins for me.

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23Don't Cry - Guns 'n Roses

It's amazing song you'll fall in love this song even if you're not rock music fan

This song has the most epic solo ever. Slash and izzy make love to their respective guitars, axl's singing is at its most emotional, and duff provides a badass bassline.

This is my favorite song ever hands down.
It manages to make you do exactly what the title tells you not to.

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24Second Chance - 38 Special

Great song and really good singing

25Always - Bon Jovi

This one has a powerful lyrics, and the video clip was excellent. We never find any same quality these days

AMAZING song! Strong lyrics and seeing Bon Jovi perform this song gives me goosebumps! Emotions overflow! Deserves to be in the top 10

Bon Jovi has the best power ballads. All are so full of emotion. Favorite band and I was born in 2002.

This song should be the number one!

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26Sober - Tool

The saddest yet most beautiful song ever. Deserves to be #1

27One - Metallica

Yep... best sissy ballad ever. Period!

28Amanda - Boston
29Blackbird - Alter Bridge

I suggest to give this epic song a try and then vote. For me the best guitar solo, I've ever heard

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30The Bard's Song (In The Forest) - Blind Guardian
31Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

omg, I love this song! the solo is just awesome. and I love the video too. - a7xlover4ever

This song is an amazing composition. It shows how flexible M Shadows voice really is. I mean, come on! From 10 second screaming to such a harmonic bliss. It would be crazy for you not to listen to this song

A7X ROCKS!!!!!!!! - VIRY27

This is not a ballad song, but its still great

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32Last Song - Gackt

one of the most beautiful songs ever.

this song is absolutely beautiful

Gackt.. I just love this man.
I am crying allways.. Just must see, but not this version, look for piano version :'( - Lucius

Beautiful and touching

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33Send Me An Angel - Scorpions
34Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

How did you guys even forget about this song. One of the best rock ballad song.

One of the most spine-tingling ballads out there in rock. Should be in the top 10 at least!

This is one of the greatest songs ever made. So sad, should really be in top 10

35Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
36I Never Cry - Alice Cooper
37Goodbye - hide (Matsumoto Hideto)

Say good bye just good bye
to all your worries good bye
Say good bye just good bye
without fear of change good bye

just walking aimlessly
good bye to the treasures of exhausted days
going on, the signposts
the same as that first wind

If you can't find a way
the many winding roads
shade your eyes from the sky Round & round
feeling scared about an unknown land
asking the tiny song

Please songs tell me true
no matter where I go
your melody'll keep on playing
someday again, even when I get lost on my own
if I can hear it, I can walk on merrily.

- from Goodbye, lyrics and music by hide
Lyrics partly in Japanese and partly in English; translation by Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

The most perfectly melancholy but somehow uplifting song ever. It's magic like only hide can give us.

38The Flame - Cheap Trick

Best rock ballad ever written PERIOD

39Faithfully - Journey

My favorite song of Journey! I have listened to it over and over and never get tired of it...that is a song!

Amazing performance by the band and Steve Perry. WOW!

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40High Enough - Damn Yankees
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Top Remixes (19)

1. Dream On - Aerosmith
2. A Tout Le Monde - Megadeath
3. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
1. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
2. Second Chance - 38 Special
3. Alone - Heart
1. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
2. Still Loving You - Scorpions
3. Send Me An Angel - Scorpions

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