In this 86th installment of the wedding cocktail hour series, we’ve set our sights on the power ballads of the 80s. Think big hair with lots of hairspray, big drum kits, big vocal buildups and high drama! Representative bands include Journey, Motley Crue, Poison, Firehouse, Whitesnake, KISS, Foreigner, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. Besides cocktail hour, any of these tracks would represent an interesting surprise for dinner music or a slow dance.
Our selections span from 1978 to 1990, with most tracks being released in the mid-1980s. Take a trip down memory lane by viewing any of these songs’ music videos on YouTube.
For an accompanying signature drink, we’ve selected a popular beverage of the Eighties – a Bartyles & James Wine Cooler.
Immediately below the playlist, listen to the playlist on our Spotify channel.
The 80s Power Ballad Wedding Cocktail Hour – Compiled by DJ Gregg Ambient
- Lights – Journey
- More Than Words – Extreme
- Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
- Love of a Lifetime – Firehouse
- When I See You Smile – Bad English
- Is This Love – Whitesnake
- Reason to Live – KISS
- I Want to Know What Love Is – Foreigner
- Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi
- Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
- The Search is Over – Survivor
- Can’t Fight This Feeling – REO Speedwagon
- Sister Christian – Night Ranger
- Alone – Heart
- Babe (I Love You) – Styx
- Open Arms – Journey
- Dreams – Van Halen
Listen on Spotify (Unmixed)
About Ambient DJ Service
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To view our 2017 Wedding Music Master Class that contains links to our other 85 themed cocktail hour playlists, click here