Readers' Poll: The Best Hair Metal Songs of All TimeYour picks include tunes by Guns N' Roses, Poison and Def Leppard
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5. Motley Crue, 'Home Sweet Home'
It's hard to pinpoint the birth of the power ballad to any one song, but Mötley Crüe's 1985 single "Home Sweet Home" is a pretty good candidate. It showed a softer, more reflective side of the Crüe, and it got girls to start buying their music. Very quickly, it was practically a requirement for all hair metal bands to write at least one power ballad per album. None were ever quite as powerful as "Home Sweet Home," though.