"It's all coming back to me now!" Or is it? If you're a romantic who also loves a bit of rock and roll, you're probably pretty familiar with power ballads. While you'd hear a few in more recent years, nothing beats the tunes of the '80s. From classics like "Faithfully" to "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," can you complete the lyrics to these popular '80s power ballads?
The 1980s was an iconic time in pop culture. Millions of entertainment fans were tuning into the sitcoms of the decade like Cheers, Growing Pains, and Golden Girls. Those who weren't tuning into TV might've chosen film instead. If you weren't re-watching The Breakfast Club, you might've been fighting crime with Die Hard or Lethal Weapon. While TV and film were staples of the decade, the other major contender was music. The emergence of rock and roll culture was huge in the 1980s, but tons of people were still falling in love. This blend is what brought about the boom of power ballads. The lyrics were often as soulful as a classic ballad but the heavy percussion often associated with rock and roll music is what took it over the edge.
It's been nearly 30 years since the iconic power ballads of the '80s, and true fans still remember the decade's biggest hits. With groups like Whitesnake, Foreigner, and Heart leading the way, can you rock this quiz to a perfect score? Let's find out!