Top 10 David Coverdale Ballads

Metal_Treasure
Ballads include power ballads (power ballads are rock ballads and they have louder, faster and heavier sections).

David Coverdale started his career as a Deep Purple vocalist but he formed his own hard rock band - Whitesnake. Whitesnake have been active since the late 70s and they even released new material in the 2010s.
Coverdale also released solo albums where most of the songs are ballads.

David Coverdale voice is pretty versatile - it's very powerful and he can sing fast paced and aggressive hard rock/metal songs but he also sounds great on ballads. Ballads reveal his deep, sad, gritty and sexy voice.

The Top Ten

1 Soldier of Fortune - Deep Purple

When I heard this song for the first time, I was surprised a singer at 22 sounded so sad, as if he had already experienced a lot in life. Maybe David Coverdale was an old soul in a young body... - Metal_Treasure

2 Mistreated - Deep Purple

A pretty heavy ballad-esque song. The live version from California 1974 is very good. - Metal_Treasure

3 Only My Soul - David Coverdale

Again, a very sad sounding voice from a 25 yo man. - Metal_Treasure

4 Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City - Whitesnake

A great cover song - the original isn't a ballad but Whitesnake made it sound like a ballad: they played it slower and heavier, and Coverdale sang it more emotionally. And they played it rock style. - Metal_Treasure

5 Last Note of Freedom - David Coverdale

It was on the Days Of Thunder OST, a Tom Cruise film, 1990 - Metal_Treasure

6 Don't Leave Me This Way - Coverdale • Page

A power ballad that is almost 8 minutes long - from the 1993 album with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. If this song reminds you Led Zeppelin, you are right - music was written by Jimmy Page. - Metal_Treasure

7 Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake

This is an all time favorite by Whitesnake but I put it lower because it might be too heavy to be called a ballad, even a power ballad. But after listening to fast extreme metal, every slower song sounds like a ballad to me, LOL. And this was the reason I hesitated. - Metal_Treasure

8 Hole in the Sky - David Coverdale
9 Don't You Cry - David Coverdale
10 Sailing Ships - Whitesnake

The Contenders

11 Whisper a Prayer for the Dying - Coverdale • Page

The middle of the song has a pretty heavy section though (a song from the album with Jimmy Page) - Metal_Treasure

12 Love Is Blind - David Coverdale
13 Peace Lovin' Man - David Coverdale
14 Blindman - Whitesnake

It's a power ballad. - Metal_Treasure

15 'Til the End of Time - Whitesnake
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