I’ll be sharing one of my favorite Power Ballads, each day on Facebook and on this blog, from now until February 14th. I think of these songs as the Valentine’s Day equivalent of Christmas Carols. I call it A Fortnight From The Heart.
Day 7: “Love Bites” by Def Leppard
My list this year could have been easily almost half Def Leppard (a band name even stupider than Mr. Big), but I narrowed it down to “Love Bites.” Though often overlooked by other Def Leppard songs such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak,” “Love Bites” was their only number-one hit single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lyrically, the song is basically just “Love Stinks,” “Love Hurts,” and “The Rose” all thrown together—but it has a way more fun guitar lick during the chorus than any of those do. Are you alone this Valentine’s Day? Well Power Ballads can be for the bummed out, too.