Favorite Power Ballads #4 - "Home Sweet Home"

@teamfreak16 (36727)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
August 12, 2017 3:01pm CST
Recently, I celebrated loud guitars with a countdown of my favorite metal songs. And now those bands are back, showing their softer side, on my Favorite Power Ballads series. We are at #4: "Home Sweet Home," by Motley Crue. From their 1985 album, Theatre of Pain, "Home Sweet Home" was kind of the hit that wasn't. As a single, it stalled at #89 on the Billboard Hot 100. As for the video, however, do you remember when you could call MTV and request videos? Well, you could. "Home Sweet Home" was the the most requested video on MTV for over three months (MTV had to invent the "Crue Rule," making videos ineligible after 30 days.) Oddly, Carrie Underwood had a bigger hit with the song, taking it to #21 on the Hot 100. I've said it before: I'm really not that big of a Motley Crue fan. Other than a couple songs, and the Shout at the Devil album (which I think is really good,) I can take them or leave them. "Home Sweet Home" is one of those songs that I like, obviously enough to make it a Top 5 power ballad. I've linked to the official, MTV All-Time Champion video. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@JolietJake (41486)
12 Aug
Yes, I remember Vince drunkenly slurring his way through this one
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
It's a wonder he could remember the lyrics.
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@JolietJake (41486)
12 Aug
@teamfreak16 He may not have, no one could understand him
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
@JolietJake - I didn't even consider that.
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@NJChicaa (29758)
• United States
12 Aug
ANother awesome one. This one and Silent Lucidity were big hits back in my early high school days. I wonder if November Rain or Don't Cry are going to pop up in this countdown.
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
I'll say you got one of them.
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@NJChicaa (29758)
• United States
12 Aug
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@TRBRocks420 (62343)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Aug
Love home sweet home and, Carrie Underwood :)
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Aug
I just found it kind of funny that her version was a much bigger hit.
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@TRBRocks420 (62343)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Aug
@teamfreak16 I can't say it surprises me too much, but yeah.
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@mandala100 (25358)
• Hong Kong
12 Aug
@teamfreak16 Thank you my friend for the sent link.
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
Oh,you're welcome.
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@mandala100 (25358)
• Hong Kong
13 Aug
@teamfreak16 Thank you my friend.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Aug
I know this one Scott..sorry have been MIA.
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Aug
No worries. Take your time.
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@amadeo (48129)
• United States
12 Aug
He I know of and the song.thanks.
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
I'm glad you remember it. I get them right once in awhile!
@JohnRoberts (41206)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Aug
This song is so big that even I have heard it numerous times.
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
Just goes to show you that you can't always go by the Hot 100.
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@andriaperry (33265)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Aug
LOVE this one. I cant wait to see what is #1.....
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
It will be my favorite power ballad, by a guy who just didn't make them.
@FourWalls (10061)
• United States
14 Aug
Vince took some lessons from Diamond Dave, didn't he....
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Aug
David "I forgot the lyrics" Lee Roth!
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• Richfield, Utah
12 Aug
This one I love! I don't remember calling into MTV for videos (except for maybe TRL back in the late 90s) and I do remember the box being a call in music video station. Nice pick!
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@teamfreak16 (36727)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Aug
I forget which song is their all-time top requested video, but I actually wrote about it recently.
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