Top 10 80’s Rock Ballads

Even Rockstars Can Make A Great Ballad….

When it comes to the typical rock sound, it is fast, hard-rocking, and head-banging, — that’s how we know it. Then there came the ballads, all we knew about rock music, the guitars, the bass, the drums, and the incredible vocals transform into a sentimental and cheesy rock song, about love, or sadness, or anything emotional. In this list, we have chosen the top 10 rock ballads of the ’80s. Share us what you think of our list and comment it down below.


10. “Patience” – Guns N’ Roses

Even if GnR is not your kind of style of music, “Patience” is one of their best and beautiful song. It is slow and mesmerizing, and it was written by none other than Izzy Stradlin who was often overshadowed by the criminalistic Axl Rose vocals and of course, the “slashing” lead guitarist Slash. It seems Izzy didn’t get the credit he deserved.

9. “I Want To Know What Love Is” – The Foreigner

For most of us, the ’80s was a romantic time and this song kind of make it even more. It makes us break down and wept into tears. If this song doesn’t get you vibing, I don’t know what will.

8. “Love Bites” – Def Leppard

Today’s music sucks and Love Bites will make music today suckier. The song that has sent us chills up to our spine since 1987. Totally brings back the memory.


7. “Heaven” – Warrant

The song that makes us miss the ’80s even more. And teenagers today, will not understand how great the era, life was so much better, less stress, and with great music. It was definitely Heaven-ly!


6. “I Remember You” – Skid Row

Skid Row reminds us that music is all about talent, and today singers can’t even match Sebastian Bach’s vocal chops. If Skid Row’s remembers you, then we definitely remember them too.


5. “I’ll Be There For You” – Bon Jovi

Has anyone been there for you all your life? — Bon Jovi, certainly did, they’ve been there for us since they wrote this song. — It’s 2018 folks, and I bet you’re still listening to this classic ballad from time to time.


4. “Angel” – Aerosmith

This list wouldn’t be complete if we never included this awesome power ballad by none other than our very own, Aerosmith. Steven Tyler did really showcase that he has the angelic voice with this song.


3. “Faithfully” – Journey

Timeless, Amazing, Beautiful, One of the best, Total Perfection, Incredible, and of course, STEVEN PERRY…. What else is there to say?


2. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – Poison

Playing this song at a max volume will make neighbors stand and belt out the lyrics, I did, and without a doubt, you did too…


1. “Home Sweet Home” – Motley Crue

Phew… Who knew?! Motley Crue did shock everyone when they wrote this timeless ballad. — But don’t ever forget that nobody, yes, nobody partied than Motley effing Crue!