Top Ten Best Pop Ballads


The Top Ten

1 Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution

Cor blimey.. What a song...

This or man in the mirror should be number 1

Best Ballad ever, not really but I like it anyway


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2 Someone 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

So beautiful. It makes me cry.

It makes me cry every time I hear it I just can't stop hearing it it makes my heart pump so so much I can't believe it's such a beautiful song ever made the song give her a big hug and a big hug and tell him or that that song was beautiful

Such a beautiful famous song that even non-Adele lovers know it. Gorgeous and should DEFINITELY be voted the number one ballad song of all time. Takes your breath away how pretty it is, doesn't it?

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3 Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant UListen to Sample
4 New York State of Mind - Billy Joel

Do yourself a favor and watch the live performance of this song on BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 1978.

I love this one

Greatness awaits

Billy joel is one of my faverit artists

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6 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. - stephanielaurin

Amazing song wow definitely my favorite one ever like it's awesome rocking fascinating brilliant song

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7 Angels - Robbie Williams UListen to Sample
8 Because 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

Most powerful song ever!

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9 Feel - Robbie Williams

One of the most meaningful songs ever written

He sings with such deep emotion and his voice is sexy and beautiful

The pain and emotion in this song is breathtaking and gives an insight into his life at the time.

I love Robbie Williams

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10 You'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

Its beautiful song. I like it, nice I am elan castillo. Shaina

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The Contenders

11 The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush

Touching and powerful voice. A gifted voice by a unique artist

Simply the best song by a best-voiced Jenny!

Best song ever by a very underrated artist.

The 80's. What more can I say

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12 This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

Kate Bush is the greatest living musician. end of.


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13 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

This song is absolutely beautiful! I mostly know it because of the recent Titanic movie, but that doesn't change my current opinion of it. May all of our hearts go on lol

Amazing song my favorite singer

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14 Listen - Beyonce

Love it

If You Ever Need To Move On From The Past This The BEST BALLAD FOR YOU! SO INSPIRATIONAL

Such powerfull vocals - Beyonce sings this song live on oprah and wow, its amazing. - fisto77

Beyonce's voice in this song is just absolutely incredible, especially when it gets to the third chorus and she just belts it out and I love her voice.

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15 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston


I love this song so much even though it is old. it will always be the best song ever

Better than all the songs above it, the most iconic

Best song ever

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16 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush


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17 I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys

Best pop ballad song ever!

Simply the best! Just listen to feel it!

It's the best of the pop ballads I am single aw

I love this ballad...

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18 Take My Breath Away - Berlin

The Legendary Romantic song of Top Gun, one of the soundtrack ever released - MatrixGuy

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19 Looking In - Mariah Carey UListen to Sample
20 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler

A rocking ballad..still modern..power voice Bonnie - LeonardDorado

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21 Take 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.

This song is beautiful as heaven, Madonna does the best ballad, live to tell, the power of goodbye, ill remember, you'll see, and one of my favourite the look of love.

One of the best ballads of all time. Madonna is such an underrated and underestimated ballad artist.

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

22 An Angel - The Kelly Family
23 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Without doubt. One of the best songs ever written

A great greAT SONG..never forget it - Dietmar

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24 Reflection - Christina Aguilera UListen to Sample
25 Eternal Flame - The Bangles UListen to Sample
26 Everytime - Britney Spears

Just listen to it and you'll feel something happening to your soul, to your heart... Now, do you understand why Britney is so loved? Because her voice isn't so strong, so powerful, but it has an amazing intensity, the capability to break a heart in two words

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!

A beautifully heart-wrenching song. Absolutely amazing and incredible. A TRUE ballad.

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27 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Amazing ballad needs to be higher

This song is great!

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28 Sacrifice - Elton John
29 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner

Another rock ballad. classic and bold

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30 Still Loving You - Scorpions

This one a rock ballad I guess, still one of the greatest ballads of all time

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31 Speechless - Lady GaGa

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.

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

I love this song

32 Send Me an Angel - Scorpions UListen to Sample
33 Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman UListen to Sample
34 Flames of Paradise - Jennifer Rush UListen to Sample
35 Bleeding 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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36 Smooth Operator - Sade
37 The One - Shakira
38 Careless Whisper - Wham!

Love it GeorGe Michael is Fab


39 Without You - Mariah Carey

So full of emotion and vocal richness.

One of the best song of all time!

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40 Beautiful - 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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41 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato

AMAZING vocal performance and a really meaningful. This girl is an amazing vocalist.

27 place? It's best ballad ever

Really good ballad
Sam baileys cover of the song is better though

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42 Cool - Gwen Stefani

nice video an a pretty decent song - anthonybecerra831

43 All Good Things - Nelly Furtado

I've got this tattoed on my left arm, this song is very emotional

44 Calling - Geri Halliwell
45 Save 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 - navinsingh22

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46 2 Becomes 1 - Spice Girls
47 Spanish Guitar - Toni Braxton
48 Bubbly - Colbie Caillat UListen to Sample
49 Live to Tell - Madonna

This song should be rated higher than this

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50 7 Years of Love - Super Junior

The feeling kyuhyun puts into the song... it's so poetic

Kyuhyun oppa who sings this song, kya the feel is so romantic I think..

Wow~! I am ELF~) I am happy to see it))

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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
2. An Angel - The Kelly Family
3. Eternal Flame - The Bangles
1. Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
2. Breath of Heaven - Amy Grant
3. New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
1. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
2. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
3. The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush

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