Editors' Notes Hair metal may have produced a ton of anthems celebrating debauchery, but the genre’s biggest chart hits are in fact its ballads. Over the course of the ’80s and early ’90s, hair-metal bands developed two distinct approaches. The first, inspired by ’70s power ballads from Led Zeppelin, Nazareth, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, utilizes piercing vocals, wailing guitars, and sweeping arrangements to convey tales of lost love (see: the lighter-waving epics of Guns N’ Roses) or weary odes to the hardships of touring life (exemplified by the blue-collar-minded Bon Jovi). The second approach, in contrast, eschews high-decibel acrobatics for hushed intimacy. The most famous example is surely Extreme’s “More Than Words,” with its gentle acoustic picking and flowing harmonies. But Mr. Big, Warrant, and White Lion also achieved commercial gold with tender variations on this theme.

SONG
ALBUM
Home Sweet Home
3:58
 
Don't Cry (Alternate Lyrics)
4:44
 
I Remember You
5:15
 
Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)
5:54
 
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
4:20
 
Bringin' On the Heartbreak
4:33
 
The Angel Song
4:51
 
Close My Eyes Forever
4:43
 
Never Say Goodbye
4:48
 
The Ballad of Jayne
4:34
 
Don't Close Your Eyes
4:17
 
The Flame
5:40
 
Still Loving You (2015 - Remaster)
6:28
 
Angel
5:08
 
Without You
4:28
 
When the Children Cry
4:21
 
Nobody's Fool
4:47
 
Wasted Time
5:48
 
House of Pain
5:46
 
November Rain
8:56
 
Love Song
5:23
 
More Than Words
5:34
 
I Won't Forget You
3:34
 
Is This Love (2018 Remaster)
4:44
 
Carrie
4:32
 
Honestly
4:06
 
Sister Christian
5:02
 
I Hate Kissing You Good-Bye
4:20
 
Love Bites
5:46
 
In a Darkened Room
3:55
 
Mama, I'm Coming Home
4:11
 
Alone
3:38
 
Save Your Love
5:46
 
I Saw Red
3:46
 
You're All I Need
4:35
 
Silent Lucidity (Remastered)
5:47
 
I'll Be There For You
5:46
 
To Be with You (2010 Remastered Version)
3:30
 
What It Takes
6:27
 
Patience
5:54
 
Over the Edge
5:42
 
Heartbreak Station
4:28
 
Wind of Change
5:12
 
Quicksand Jesus
5:24
 
Something to Believe In (2003 - Remaster)
5:28
 
High Enough
4:44
 
Headed For a Heartbreak
5:13
 
Fly To the Angels
5:06
 
Fly High Michelle
4:13
 
On with the Show
4:03
 
Love Is On the Way
4:23
 
Open Your Heart
4:03
 
The Price
3:49
 
What You Give
7:15
 
Don't You Ever Leave Me
4:05
 
Alone Again
4:19
 
Estranged
9:23
 
I Still Think About You
4:36
 
When I See You Smile
4:17
 
Givin' Yourself Away
5:26
 
Too Late For Love
4:26
 
Love of a Lifetime
4:46
 
Love Walked In (2009 Remastered Version)
6:23
 
Cryin'
3:31
 
House of Broken Love
5:58
 
Hold On To My Heart
4:22
 
Through These Eyes
5:15
 

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