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Favorite 80s ballads

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« on: August 04, 2010, 03:37:06 pm »

What are some of your favorite ballads released in the 1980s?  Here are some of mine:

Air Supply - Making Love Out of Nothing At All
Alan Parsons Project - Eye In the Sky
Alan Parsons Project - Time
Laura Branigan - How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Breathe - Hands to Heaven
Peter Cetera - Glory of Love
Peter Cetera & Amy Grant - The Next Time I Fall
Chicago - Remember the Feeling
Chicago - Will You Still Love Me
Climax Blues Band - I Love You
Phil Collins - Against All Odds
Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin - Seperate Lives
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
David Foster & Marilyn Martin - And When She Danced
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Def Leppard - Love Bites
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Guns 'n' Roses - Patience
Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
I-Ten - Alone (later covered much more successfully by Heart)
Journey - Faithfully
Level 42 - Leaving Me Now
Little River Band - Take It Easy On Me
Little River Band - We Two
Little River Band - Time For Us
Marillion - Kayleigh
Marillion - Lavender
Men At Work - Overkill
Vicki Moss - If I Turn You Away
Mr. Mister - Broken Wings
Night Ranger - Hearts Away
Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Quarterflash - Harden My Heart
Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever
Restless Heart - Don't Ask the Reasons Why
REO Speedwagon - In My Dreams
Survivor - Ever Since the World Began
Survivor - I Never Stopped Loving You
Patrick Swayze - She's Like the Wind
Til Tuesday - Voices Carry
Toto - I'll Be Over You
Toto - I Won't Hold You Back
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
U2 - With Or Without You
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 04:35:15 pm »

Air Supply- Making Love out of Nothing At All; All I'm out of Love
Chicago- Will You Still Love Me?
Peter Cetera- Glory of Love
Gloria Estefan- Anything for You
Mike and the Mechanics- The Living Years
Journey- Faithfully; Open Arms
Simply Red- Holding Back the Years
Stephen Bishop- It Might Be You
Lionel Richie- Stuck on You; Say You, Say Me
Dan Hill- Sometimes When we Touch
Dan Fogelberg- Leader of the Band

To name just a few...
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 11:25:36 am »

I will obviously have to append this post as to list my favorite 80's ballads could take awhile (admittedly I am a ballad junkie, it's been pointed out, that I hadn't realized much of my favorite music no matter the type seems geared towards the sad/lost love song. So I should be REALLY into country!)

But the fist to pop into my head.

Bryson/Rondstat - Somewhere Out There

Edit...Some more:

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Whitesnake - Is This Love
John Waite - Missing You
Journey - Open Arms & Faithfully
Boston- Amanda
Survivor- The Search Is Over
Firehouse - When I Look Into Your Eyes & Love Of A Lifetime
Level 42 - Something About You
The Cars - Drive
Chicago - Remember The Feeling & Sonny Think Twice
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Kenny Loggins - I'm Free (Heaven Helps The Man)
Lionel Ritchie - Hello
Alias - More Than Words Can Say
Heart - Alone
Bad English - When I See You Smile
Billy Joel - The Longest Time
Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne & Longer
Wham - Careless Whisper & Everything She Wants
Jennifer Warnes & Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
Spandau Ballet - True
Kool And The Gang - Cherish
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
The Jets - You've Got It All & Make It Real
The Beach Boys - Kokomo
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
38 Special - Second Chance
Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
When in Rome - The Promise
Atlantic Starr - Always
Randy Travis - Forever and Ever, Amen
SKO - Can't Stop Love & Baby's Got A New Baby
Human League - Human
The Outfield - Your Love
The Moody Blues - Your Wildest Dreams
Jack Wagner - All I Need
Animotion - Obsession
The Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
Huey Lewis & the News - If This Is It 
Mike And The Mechanics - The Living Years
McCartney/Jackson - The Girl Is Mine
Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me & Promises, Promises
Def Leppard - Photograph
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Ronnie Milsap - Smoky Mountain Rain
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me
Robbie Dupree - Steal Away

I'm sure I could think of more I like but this should be enough for now Grin
Told you I was a ballad junkie!

just remembered more...
Night Ranger - When You Close Your Eyes
Journey - Lights

Going through your lists I found more I loved but didn't recognize by name, or just hadn't heard in a long time.
Like the Men At Work song Overkill,  I should have it on CD but missed it being there because the title didn't ring a bell.
Seeing Restless Heart had me looking up the lyrics for a sing through as it's been years and I found another I forgot about...

Restless Heart - A Tender Lie Edit another one....Restless Heart - I'll Still Be Loving You
So many forgotten songs....hope more people post more songs!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 01:51:11 pm »

Favorite 80s ballads?

Chicago: Hard Habit To Break/Will You Still Love Me?
Alabama: There’s No Way
George Strait: Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye/The Chair/You Look So Good In Love
Ambrosia: Biggest Part Of Me/How Much I Feel
Garth Brooks: The Dance
Hall & Oates: She’s Gone
Richard Marx: Angelina
Peter Cetera/Cher: After All
Paul Anka/Peter Cetera: Hold Me Till The Morning Comes
Eagles: I Can’t Tell You Why
Toto: I Won’t Hold You Back/I’ll Be Over You
Eddie Rabbit/Crystal Gayle: You & I
Ronnie Milsap: Lost In the 50s Tonight (In The Still Of The Night)
Lee Greenwood: She’s Lyin’
Gatlin Brothers: I Almost Called Her Baby By Mistake
Restless Heart: New York Hold Her Tight/Bluest Eyes In Texas
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