Tuesday, February 10, 2004

What was the first "Power Ballad"?

Why do I find so many musical discussions in wrestling newsgroups?

I (and the rest of Usenet) tend to agree with the contention that "Love Hurts" is a fairly early "Power Ballad". Probably not the first, but certainly the Canonical "power ballad arrangement". There is some argument over whether it qualifies lyrically, since it is really a rocked-up country song.