It’s time to crown the GREATEST (power) ballad of the ’80s!
The glory days of rock ballads may be long gone, but all those breathtaking mellow tunes are still relevant and still loved by people from all over the world. As a (power) ballad enthusiast and a huge fan of the ’80s rock music scene, I decided to prepare this little poll for my readers to see which one of these tearjerkers will turn out to be the most beloved one!?
Please feel free to participate in my poll or add a favorite (power) ballad in case it’s not on the list! The results will be announced one month from now in a separate publication!
Nothing wrong with being a little suggestive and naughty from time to time! Rock&Roll has always been fun and sexy, after all! Many rock tunes are regarded as too provocative, getting out of hand and even a little bit sexist, but we have to understand that making love has always been and will always be an inseparable part of music.
I’ve always been somehow drawn to this direct, quite voluptuous side of rock&roll because let’s face it – it’s what makes things so much more interesting. I have created this playlist of 20 classic rock songs that are pretty spicy but definitely worth listening to. Whether its rhythm, lyrics or the overall atmosphere, each of these songs is about to make you sweat, I guarantee it! Also, if you and your significant other are in a good mood, this playlist can be a suitable companion for your special night.
I would also like to thank my Twitter friends who also participated in the creation of this playlist! You guys are awesome (you know who you are)!
Feel like making love?
The Doors – Light My Fire (1966)
Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (1971)
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love (1969)
AC/DC – The Jack (1976)
Bad Company – Feel Like Making Love (1975)
Montrose – Rock Candy (1973)
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me (1987)
Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane (1984)
Thunder – Dirty Love (1990)
Danger Danger – Naughty Naughty (1989)
Guns ‘N’ Roses – Rocket Queen (1987)
Winger – Seventeen (1988)
Kix – Midnight Dynamite (1985)
Great White – Baby’s on Fire (1989)
Firehouse – Hold Your Fire (1992)
38 Special – Rockin’ Into the Night (1980)
Aerosmith – Love in an Elevator (1994)
Def Leppard – All Night (1999)
Kiss – Uh! All Night (1985)
Van Halen – Hot For Teacher (1984)
Lynch Mob – Tangled in the Web (1992)
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The publication expresses my personal opinion and in no way is trying to make a generalized statement. Please be kind and considerate when you read and/or comment.
Summer’s here! It’s time to think about those long road-trips and visits to the beach. Make sure that for every summer adventure, experience or party, you have these 20 classic rock songs in your playlist to ensure your perfect mood. Among these songs, I have included absolute classic rockers that can instantly change your mood and give you that amazing summer vibe.
Van Halen – Summer Nights Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City Alice Cooper – School’s Out Chicago – Saturday in the Park The Beach Boys – Surfin’ U.S.A The Who – Summertime Blues AC/DC – This House is on Fire Steve Perry – Summer of Luv
Don Henley – The Boys of Summer Blondie – In The Sun Led Zeppelin – Dancing Days Def Leppard – Ride into the Sun Ramones – Rockaway Beach Kiss – Rock N’ Roll All Nite Billy Idol – Hot in the City Eric Clapton – I’ve Got a Rock N’ Roll Heart Sammy Hagar – Mas Tequila Survivor – High on You
Hello, everyone and happy weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying their last working day and is ready for some fun, excitement and relaxation. (I sure as hell am ready to get some rest this weekend).
When we talk about the weekend, we think of doing something cool, letting loose, meeting some friends, etc. For me personally, weekends can’t be fun if there’s no rock ‘n’ roll in them! I’m pretty sure my readers think exactly the same. In the spirit of the upcoming two days of freedom, I decided to prepare a little mixtape, a.k.a a playlist, featuring some serious classic rock tunes, which I think would be perfect for your weekend mood! I told you before – making playlists is my specialty and I love doing it. I even remember, when I was a little kid, I had an audiocassette with “weekend” songs (there were a lot of disco tunes in that cassette, as far as I remember…). The goal of this publication is to simply give you guys a playlist to listen to over the weekend. Or, you can just play a few songs and remind yourself of those classics. One thing is for sure – all the songs I collected are here to create a perfect atmosphere and a lovely good mood! I hope you are ready for some no-more-work-for-two-days music!
One more thing – It’s a personal selection and I tried to include various classic rock tunes from the 70s, 80s and 90s, exploring different topics and themes, such as love, having fun, relaxing, partying, etc. Some of those songs are perfect for having a drink, while some of them are great for a dance party! Even if for some reason you can’t party or you can’t loosen up this weekend, you can still put on your headphones, turn the volume to the max and enjoy the music – the greatest thing in life!
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!
Genesis – I Can’t Dance (1991)
Loverboy – Working for the Weekend (1981)
Duran Duran – Skin Trade (1987)
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1983)
Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight (1986)
AC / DC – Have a Drink On Me (1980)
Foreigner – She’s too Tough (1979)
Judas Priest – Living after Midnight (1980)
KISS – Rock and Roll All Nite (1975)
Autograph – Turn up the Radio (1984)
Kenny Loggins – Footloose (1984)
Kenny Loggins fr. Steve Perry – Don’t Fight It (1982)
Missing someone can be the worst feeling in the world – life becomes so difficult when there’s someone out there who cannot be with you right now for one reason or another. Missing someone is basically your heart telling you that you truly love this person and wish you could be together at this moment and forever… It is just so painful to have someone in your heart but not have them in your arms! Being is such state can trigger overwhelming feelings of sadness and emotional stress and can affect pretty much every aspect of your life. Needless to say, not being able to physically and emotionally connect with the person you feel you should be with can be mentally agonizing. However, sometimes out of suffering and unimaginable pain, the most beautiful and touching works of art have emerged. A lot of people choose to overcome their agony by writing a poem, drawing a picture or…making a song.
These days, I’ve been thinking a lot about a certain someone who, sadly, I cannot see or be with at this moment. I’m not going to tell you my life story, but the point is that my heart is reaching for someone who is just not here to reach back…and it hurts like hell…But what can we do in such situation? We smile and act like nothing’s wrong – but only we, ourselves know what our hearts truly long and cry for…
Loneliness, broken heart, physical or any kind of distance between two people has been a popular song theme for as long as we can remember. Sometimes, those songs that explore the matter of missing someone can be a very good way to overcome the pain, obtain some strength or just realize your true feelings towards another person… Since this is a blog dedicated to classic rock music, I thought about preparing a little playlist that deals with the topic of how missing someone special has been portrayed in some of the most beautiful rock songs from a few decades ago. I think that the majority of people may be familiar with the awful feeling of wanting to be with someone who is so far away. I apologize if the following songs bring some sadness or other painful emotions or memories to you, however I thought that something positive might come out of it…After all, life goes on and things change. Songs are a good way to remind ourselves of the long and scary road we once walked… Regardless, I hope you guys enjoy the songs…It’s a personal selection and deep feelings aside – they are awesome classics!
How I wish, how I wish you were here. We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year, Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears. Wish you were here.
John Waite – Missing You (1984)
You don’t know How desperate I’ve become And it looks like I’m losing this fight In your world I have no meaning Though I’m trying hard to understand And it’s my heart that’s breaking Down this long distance line tonight
Scorpions – Still Loving You (1984)
The things that killed our love Your pride has built a wall, so strong That I can’t get through Is there really no chance To start once again I’m loving you
Journey – Faithfully (1983)
And being apart Ain’t easy on this love affair Two strangers learn to fall in love again I get the joy of rediscovering you Oh, girl, you stand by me I’m forever yours Faithfully
Electric Light Orchestra – Turn to Stone (1977)
The dancing shadows on the wall THE TWO-STEP IN THE HALL are all I see since you’ve been gone TURNING TURNING TURNING Through all I sit here and I wait I TURN TO STONE I TURN TO STONE You will return again some day TO MY BLUE WORLD
The Rolling Stones – Miss You (1978)
Well, I’ve been haunted in my sleep You’ve been staring in my dreams Lord I miss you. I’ve been waiting in the hall Been waiting on your cal…
Aerosmith – I don’t Wanna Miss a Thing (1998)
‘Cause even when I dream of you The sweetest dream would never do I’d still miss you, baby And I don’t wanna miss a thing…
Kiss – Beth (1976)
You say you feel so empty That our house just ain’t a home And I’m always somewhere else And you’re always there alone
Def Leppard – Miss You in a Heartbeat (1992)
I believe, that there’s something deep inside That shouldn’t be from time to time. I sure found out, thought love was such a crime The more you care, the more you fall No need to worry, no need to turn away ‘Cause it don’t matter, anyway …
Steve Perry – Missing You (1994)
Still I remember Things I never meant Memories surround me Won’t let me forget I was so wrong The secret’s not worth keeping I had no faith That you would still believe
+BONUS track ~
Eric Clapton – Miss You (1986)
You know I’ve come this far without you; It won’t be too hard to be alone. I’ve got choices all around me, So I won’t be spending too much time at home. Girl, I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna miss you, baby. I can’t forgive you, Still I’m gonna miss you, baby.
P.S. I don’t own any audio or visual material used in this publication. All the rights and credits go to the owners and/publishers. The publication expresses my personal opinion and in no way is trying to make a generalized statement. Please be kind and considerate when you read and/or comment. Cheers~