Time again for the Friday Five! Today we’re going to take a look/listen to female power ballads. Next week, we’ll give the men a chance to show off their skills.
A Power ballad is a type of song typically characterized by having a slow tempo, long voiced notes, electric and/or acoustic guitars, and less emphasized percussion and bass. Some sections of the song may include strong percussion and bass that are more typical of the hard rock and heavy metal genres for increased emotional effect, and often the electric guitar comes back in the song's climax. Common power ballad themes include (but are not limited to) emotional heartache, need, love and loss.
Bangles- Eternal flame
Bonnie Tyler- Holding Out For A Hero
Celine Dion- Think Twice
Jennifer Rush- The Power Of Love
What are some of your favorite power ballads that are sung by women or female fronted bands?
Stay tuned for next week’s Friday Five as we turn the show over to the men. Don't forget to check out the playlist that goes along with this post.