Quiz: Only True Romantics Can Complete The Lyrics to These '80s Power Ballads!
Only True Romantics Can Complete The Lyrics to These '80s Power Ballads!
By: Staff Writer

About This Quiz

"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!

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"We both lie silently still / In the dead of the night / Although we both lie close together..."
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"I wanna taste you but your lips are venomous poison / Your poison, running through my veins / You're poison..."
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"I've got a picture of your house / and you're standing by the door / It's black and white and faded..."
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"Till now I always got by on my own / I never really cared until I met you..."
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"Standin' here beside you / want so much to give you / This love in my heart..."
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Who's gonna pick you up / When you fall? / Who's gonna hang it up..."
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"Take these broken wings / And learn to fly again / And learn to live so free..."
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"You've been hiding, never letting it show / Always trying to keep it under control / You got it down and you're well..."
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"Everybody needs a little time away / I heard her say / From each other / Even lovers need a holiday..."
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"I'll be there for you, these five words I swear to you / When you breathe, I want to be the air for you / I'll be there for you..."
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"If I kiss you like this / And if you whisper like that / It was lost long ago..."
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"Don't shed a tear for me / my life won't end without you / Long as the night will be..."
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"I never wanted to be your weekend lover / I only wanted to be some kind of friend / Baby, I could never steal you from another..."
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"No one but me can save myself / But it's too late / Now I can't think..."
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"Black velvet and that little boy smile / Black velvet and that slow southern style / A new religion that'll bring you to your knees..."
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"Is this love that I'm feeling / Is this the love that I've been searching for / Is this love or am I dreaming..."
21.0 of 35
"I woke up to the sound of pouring rain / The wind would whisper and I'd think of you / And all the tears you cried, that called my name..."
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"This one goes out to the one I love / This one goes out to the one I've left behind / A simple prop to occupy my time..."
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"I can't tell ya baby what went wrong / I can't make you feel what you felt so long ago / I'll let it show..."
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"And so I wake in the morning / And I step outside / And I take a deep breath and I get real high..."
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"Hey little sister, what have you done / Hey little sister, who's the only one / Hey little sister, who's your Superman / Hey little sister..."
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"I gotta take a little time / A little time to think things over / I better read between the lines..."
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"Who knows what tomorrow brings / In a world, few hearts survive / All I know is the way I feel..."
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"I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you / I know you were right believing me so long / I'm all out of love, what am I without you..."
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"I don't know where I'm goin' / But I sure know where I've been / Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday..."
33.0 of 35
"The power of love / A force from above / Cleaning my soul..."
34.0 of 35
"When you make love, do you look in the mirror / Who do you think of, does he look like me / Do you tell lies and say that it's forever..."
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"They say the road ain't no place to start a family / Right down the line it's been you and me / And loving a music man ain't always what it's supposed to be / Oh, girl, you stand by me / I'm forever yours..."
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