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Any of these? http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4146634-ultimate-powers-top-10-indie-power-ballads
The correct answer is Alone by Heart.
I think you missed the word 'indie' in the title of the article
... 90s alternative rock would have been more on the money.
Fucking Snow Patrol
Hopefully this fits whatever definition of "power ballad" we are using: Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking
I think power ballad with songs by Foreigner (I Want to Know What Love Is), Whitesnake (Is it Love), or Van Halen (When It's Love)- generally hard rock bands playing a loud, soppy love song :)
there are so many though. Boys Of Summer is a maybe also.
Keep on lovin' you by REO Speedwagon
Indie power ballad? Until I looked at that article, I didn't really see that they existed as a sub-category. What makes a power ballad for me is overwrought emotion and pomp, and the zenith of that particular style was reached in the 80's by stadium rockers and hair metal bands. While some of these songs are great, none of them really make it in that sense; they are ballads tinged with pomp, or very angsty indie rock. Trying to slot them into a freshly made up category doesn't really work.
Please note: Even more enjoyable after watching Boogie Nights.
... though Meatloaf's Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad isn't far behind (to be fair anything off of Bat Out Of Hell is a strong contender).
I used to love them as a kid:
Have you ever needed someone so bad
Two steps behind
Miss you in a heartbeat
Die Hard the Hunter
there are bloody loads actually.
is a fully incredible song. the chorus is near-magical.
i have to go with this though - amazing scenes:
the answer's purple rain
I have no idea in that case. maybe Harvey Milk's cover of Easy Thing if it counts
compared with actual power ballads.
Do you find yourself shouting or screaming the chorus with an anguished face with no shame? If yes, you are listening to an actual power ballad.
It's Welcome To The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance. It brings back the bellow-along nostalgia that the 80's classics will never inspire with my generation.
Also, Smashing Pumpkins' best power ballad is Tonight Tonight, not Disarm. Silly article.
Definitely All By Myself (Eric Carmen, NOT Celine Dion).
So with that in mind, this is pretty close to a power ballad and one that was recorded recently as opposed to 30+ years ago.
Probably more pop than power ballad but it will get you straining your face and singing the chorus with abandon, nonetheless. It's bloody brilliant regardless.
It has to be the full version though.