Best Rock Ballads

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41 High Enough - Damn Yankees
42 With or Without You - U2

This is the best rock ballad of the history! Every part of this song are great.

This list is a joke. U2 Are the kings of ballad rock

43 Shadow of the Day - Linkin Park

This song is so great why is it here?

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44 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

Should be #1. To see bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Coldplay up higher than this really shows the declining intelligence and character of musical taste among children. - QuarantineGames

Number 1 and still the best. My all times favourite.

I perfectly agree with you! MUST be the number 1!

45 The Scientist - Coldplay

I think a lot of songs should be higher than they are, but this one definitely should be. One of my favourite Coldplay songs ever. - sameera62

46 Heaven - Warrant V 1 Comment
47 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
48 Lonely Day - System of a Down

This wonderful song was winning a grammy

49 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

It just has so much emotion thinking about what is actually being sung about. It's a Floyd song you don't need to think about or dig into the meaning. It just is a simple song that is powerful in what it is trying to get across. Everyone can relate to someone they miss being with.

You just can't tell heaven from hell if this song is still not a top ten in this list!

This list is seriously messed up. I mean, Smells Like Teen Spirit isn't even a ballad and still it's ahead of Angie by the Stones. Wtaf.


50 Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day

Unique song. The harmony between guitar and violins is amazing. - Green_Day

Love Green Day, but no. This is probably their worst hit song. Listen to Wake Me Up When September Ends if you want a ballad from Green Day. - Jedi_Arts_

Unique or stupid?... Lol

51 I'll Be There for You - Bon Jovi

Awesome song, incredible lyrics, incredible band and incredible singer... And to be honest what more do you need from a song and a love song? It has it all it's really an amazing song. Enough said.

Incredible song! My cellular rings with it! One of the best songs they've ever written and performed!

Great song! No matter whether Jon or Richie singing... This song is one of the best songs ever! Live in concert is the song awesome

This song was such a great song. The whole band sounded amazing together and the lyrics were just wrenching! - xFadexToxNeonx3

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52 The Unforgiven II - Metallica

Awesome song better than unforgiven 1

I love this song! It's amazing!
Metallica is one of the best bands ever.
Metallicas ballads is amazingly good. Goo

53 Child In Time - Deep Purple
54 Black - Pearl Jam

How is this masterpiece #56? Best of power ballad of all time, hands down.

The most iconic ballad of the 90's

One of the best songs of all time, deserves higher

I personally think this song should be number 1 because pj alwaus got second bested by nirvana but as far as power ballads go this one is the best most emotional vocals ever

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55 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness my old friend, I've come to speak with you again... Amazing song! Not the best but underrated here,

This awesome song was one of the best slow ballads ever

so old but a real clasic! -

56 Hitomi 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.

Tone of the most emotional songs of l'arc~en~ciel, next to niji - ronluna

57 Dust In the Wind - Kansas

So hauntingly beautiful. Takes me back to lonely nights driving down a dark highway.

26? Seriously!? It definitely deserves a place in the top 5 or at least top 10.

That's the best ballad ever.

Should be higher on the list...grew up on this.

58 Something - The Beatles

This song is one of the best ballads in rock music, very touching lyrics, the instrumentation is excellent and the melody is haunting.

59 Lorelei - Scorpions
60 Sister Christian - Night Ranger
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