Madonna pulls a Dr. Phil and tells it as it is...Receiving the Woman Of The Year award at the Billboard's Women In Music Event, Madonna lays down the hard truth of her journey, as a woman in entertainment.
Feelings at the forefront, the Power Ballad usually talked about situations of love, redemption, loss and everything in between. The PB might be described as chessy, even melodramatic, but the reason I liked them so much (some of them) is that they lent themselves to being great movie soundtracks. Even my own introduction to the PB came via the movies, when the first film I ever watched in the cinema was The Karate Kid Part II. In that film, the PB song that would stay with me forever, was Peter Cetera's 'Glory of Love'. Here are 30 of the best Power Ballads.
The musical arrangement in Power Ballads was usually set against a schmaltzy sound. It often placed a great emphasis on creating a catchy melody, with an equally catchy harmony. The singing voice could be warm, glacial or ethereal, but it was always sung with an emphasis to convey heartfelt emotion.