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Drummerguy123
11-28-2005, 10:11 PM
Which song do you think deserves to be considered the most emotionally powerful ballad. Personally, I'd have to say Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles. Such a sad song.

All About Eve
11-28-2005, 10:12 PM
Octavarium - Dream Theater.

Drummerguy123
11-28-2005, 10:14 PM
Octavarium - Dream Theater.

Mike Portnoy = :eek:

bd007h
11-28-2005, 10:29 PM
The Verve Pipe - The Freshmen

Endymion
11-28-2005, 11:04 PM
Three Times One Minus One - Ewww, Girl, Ewww

yay
11-28-2005, 11:31 PM
To many to write but a big one would be the song "Seven Seconds Away".

pretty fly 88
11-29-2005, 06:26 PM
Aerosmith-Dream On

Drummerguy123
11-29-2005, 09:17 PM
Aerosmith-Dream On

Great Song, too.

There is also one from a local band I know where they got this girl to guest sing and they played acoustic guitar that sounds really awesome. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the song is called.

barangatang
11-29-2005, 09:18 PM
Stairway to heaven. It's not really a ballad, but it's very "emotionally powerful"

Drummerguy123
11-29-2005, 09:41 PM
Stairway to heaven. It's not really a ballad, but it's very "emotionally powerful"

The U of A marching band a Led Zeppelin show this year and in the middle of Stairway to Heaven, the drumline kneeled on the sideline and they all held lighters toward the audiencee. It was awesome.

T-6005
11-29-2005, 10:54 PM
Tears in Heaven. Well - I find Eric Clapton to be brilliant with getting emotion out, so a lot of his songs qualify.

bd007h
11-29-2005, 10:55 PM
Tears in Heaven. Well - I find Eric Clapton to be brilliant with getting emotion out, so a lot of his songs qualify.

great song. I still stick to my original post in this thread, though.

XYlophonetreeZ
11-29-2005, 11:49 PM
I've never quite been clear on what constitutes "ballad." It's one of those musical terms that's so overused that it should just be discontinued. Like "post-grunge." Anyway, with that in mind, one of the most emotionally powerful songs I can think of is "Lightning Crashes" by Live. That German guy packs tons of passion into his voice. Honorable mentions go to "Velveteen" by Sponge and "The Lake" by The Cooper Temple Clause.

bd007h
11-30-2005, 12:03 AM
Like "post-grunge." Anyway, with that in mind, one of the most emotionally powerful songs I can think of is "Lightning Crashes" by Live. That German guy packs tons of passion into his voice. Clause.

how did I forget that song?

That Punk Kid You Love
11-30-2005, 12:42 AM
Chevelle - One Lonely Visitor
Aerosmith - Angel
Aerosmith - Dream On
The Darkness - Holding My Own (actually a really good song awesome guitar)
Our Lady Peace - Somewhere Out There
Our Lady Peace - Universe
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Guns N Roses - Don't Cry
Slaughter - Fly To The Angels
Bon Jovi - I'll Be There For You
Warrant - Sometimes She Cries
U2 - With or Without You
Ozzy Osbourne - Momma Im Comin' Home (not really a ballad but a great song)
As They Bleed - "She Was" (my band. Its our first only acoustic song.)

I'll think of more later.

bd007h
11-30-2005, 12:44 AM
If you're gonna post ANY OLP song, you have to pick 4 AM. Somewhere Out There??!!! Good song, but definitely not one of their best. Clumsy is emotionally powerful, but I wouldn't consider it a ballad.


*edit: Don't forget Bring Back The Sun

That Punk Kid You Love
11-30-2005, 12:47 AM
If you're gonna post ANY OLP song, you have to pick 4 AM. Somewhere Out There??!!! Good song, but definitely not one of their best. Clumsy is emotionally powerful, but I wouldn't consider it a ballad.

Im losing my mind.

bd007h
11-30-2005, 12:47 AM
don't mess with the biggest OLP fan on the board :D