Best Rock Ballads

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61Don't Let It End - Styx
62Hitomi no Juunin - L'Arc~en~Ciel

one of the best rock ballads of one of the best band in the world, awesome and poetic lyrics, melodic music. it is also the hardest-to-sing larc song according to hyde - ronluna

I love the song!!!,
the best rock ballads!, so pretty! - Viktor19

Very very emotional, straight-to-the-heart lyrics, (not EMO rock, mind you), amazing musical arrangement, aand the lowest and highest tones in just one song. Let me hear other artists sing the chorus like Hyde sings it. No one else can do it. Just Hyde and L'Arc~en~Ciel.

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63Estranged - Guns N Roses

My favourite piece ever! My favourite band ever! Wish it could've been a better place for this song. Thanks for putting it though!

Guns n roses' best song. Die hard Guns N' Roses fans may be the only people who know this song, but those people know what an amazing song this is. Slash's best guitar work is in this song and the lyrics are so emotional. GN'R at its best.

9 minutes of power, emotion and rawness... just very very good. Where is free bird? - nic1997ps3

Awesome song from a awesome band

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64Heartache Every Moment - HIM

I think HIM should be number one, because they write the most beautiful love songs on the planet.. and not just heartache every moment.. every song is kind of a love song and in my opinion that's the main reason for them to be number one!

65Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison

like dis song too much, itz hyper-awesome, lyrics you can say be the reasn. Dis song if nt on top 3 den the folks clickin on the ''vote'' caption really don know hell about rock ballads...

This song should be number one if you don't think that then your crazy
- littlekidd

Awesome rock ballad; early nighter stuff

What does this song do at 62?! Really deserves to be in the top 10!

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66The Unforgiven - Metallica

"The Unforgiven II" is in this list, so the first part should be also there.

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67Love Bites - Def Leppard

Seems like there should be ten songs from definitely Leppard that make this list. Love Bites is a classic!

Powerful song a classic of a rock ballads! How this song was just in 63?

68Clair de Lune/Ballerina - Styx
69I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
70I Remember You - Skid Row

one of the best ballads ever made. Skid Row was a great band when Sebastian Bach was lead singer...

yeah! is a powerful song, the best. skid row rules!!!

Easily should be number one on this list or any. It's got everything... A TRUE ROCK ballad.

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71Save Me - Queen
72Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin

Well can't say much about it only that it has to be Zeppelin at n#1 and the fact that some crappy bands like aha or xjapan are in the top 100 says it all this list is a pathetic thing made by 12 year olds who don't know anything about what a sensitive ballad means and not just a song to score chicks.. Ten years gone or Wild horses from the stones are the top songs

Did you ever really need somebody & really need 'em bad...
Did you ever really want somebody, the best love you ever had...

Through the eyes an'I sparkle... Senses growing keen...
Taste your love along the way... See your feathers preen...

Changes fill my time baby, that's alright with me...
In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be...

I don't know any other song that is able to emotionally move someone as much as ten years gone does.

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73Yesterday - The Beatles

There is a good reason why this exquisite ballad is the most covered song ever: simplicity. Paul mcCartney, his guitar, and a string quartet. The strings are subtle and not overpowering, as in The Long and Winding Road (thank you Phil Spector), and Paul's voice is so pure. The lyrics are simple and beautiful, everyone can relate to them. If there was ever a truly perfect song, this is it.

one of the saddest song ever. Paul McCartney's voice is so moving. It's my favorite Beatles song.

74The Story - 30 Seconds to Mars

So good song.. deserves to be on this list

75Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

This song should be so much higher, it is so beautiful, so full of feelings

This is the best song of the best love band I know.

76Heaven - Bryan Adams

Awesome song of one of the best singer ever

77Return to Serenity - Testament

I am disgusted, but not surprised. This isn't best metal bands who made a little babies song, it is best ballads, and this song is 10 times better than all these songs put together ever will be. And where is the legacy? Testament make brilliant ballads. Vote this up from 67th! - gemcloben

78In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
79Hollow - Pantera
80Coma White - Marilyn Manson
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