The greatest power ballads ever: the stories behind the songs

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The greatest power ballads ever written: the people behind the big hits and the bigger hair on how they penned a genre that outlasted a generation

Click on a link to discover the stories behind the songs:

Diane Warren: How I wrote I Don't Want To Miss a Thing, If I Could Turn Back Time and Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Mick Jones: How I wrote I Want To Know What Love Is and Waiting For a Girl Like You

Nick Van Eede: How I wrote (I Just) Died In Your Arms and I've Been In Love Before

Maria McKee: How I wrote Show Me Heaven

Billy Steinberg: How I wrote Eternal Flame, I Drove All Night and I'll Stand By You


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Dave Fawbert staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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