February 12, 2014


Love Is on the Way: Ultimate Power Ballads Playlist

Jack Lue/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Jack Lue/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

You’re in love and you don’t care who knows it! Or maybe the couple next to you is in love, and you’re furiously shredding air guitar solos alone while they make out. Either way, nothing captures the peaks and valleys of romance quite like an epic, emotionally stirring power ballad.

So step inside our time machine, a device that smells like cherry cola-flavored lip gloss and a dense cloud of hairspray. We'll start in the '70s with some Bad Company, travel through the '80s heyday of Whitesnake and white leather jackets with fringe, then land in early '90s with some Guns N' Roses.

There’s two Heart songs on the list since it takes two Wilson sisters to make their songs so awesome, AND it takes two hearts to complete your love. Take a listen, and let's fist-pump our way through this Valentine's Day together.