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'80s power ballads: Help us name the best



You know them word by word, note by note, even though you tell all your friends you'd never put these songs on your iPod. They're the infamous power ballads of the '80s, and they're as much a part of the decade as wine coolers (and for some, they cause the same bad case of acid reflux).

After focusing on some of the more intellectual music of the '80s, it's time for Stuck in the '80s to return to the "trouser tunes" that made testosterone-gargling freaks like Sean Daly such a hero in the first place. Just imagine now how he'll go into falsetto over and over again during the podcast countdown for this list.

Yes, we want your picks for the Top 10 Power Ballads of the '80s. The usual criteria apply: They need to be recorded/released in the '80s, more points go to originals than cover tunes, and they certainly most have that "flick your Bic" quality to them. Write down your favorites in the comments sections, and we'll compile a list for the blog and podcast in coming weeks.

Here are some obvious picks:

Power ballads of the 80s

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:43pm]


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