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Category: Power ballads

"I Think I Love You"
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Early 80s Cincinnati Power Ballad

If it’s true that Aerosmith invented the “power ballad” in 1973 with their prom-rock classic, “Dream On,” then let history take note that Cincinnati teen rockers – Max & the Bluegills – would enter a sound studio 8 years later to record their own aching power ballad about unrequited love’s

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"Stand by the Door"
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“Stand by the Door”: 1972 UK Power Ballad

It’s too bad the term “power ballad” has ruined it for power ballads, but as power ballads go, this one is a winner: “Stand By the Door”     Audience     1972 Such an obvious anthem — with that early glam sound (courtesy of London’s Trident Studios).    Q:  So how

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