Five Star Fridays: Hair Metal Countdown Finale

Friday, October 9th, 2009

#1: Cinderella’s “Coming Home.”

The song’s credentials: a great guitar riff, a soaring chorus, Tom Kifer’s laboring falsetto, and at 3:12, a triumphant rock ‘n’ roll moment. Everything hair rock should be. And it’s of course a power ballad, hair rock’s defining gift to music.

Call me crazy, but I want Joe Henry to do a cover of this song. Or Solomon Burke.

Cinderella – Coming Home
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8 Responses to “Five Star Fridays: Hair Metal Countdown Finale”

  1. #1 |  Marty | 

    I can hear solomon burke, but Joe henry? I don’t know… since I heard kevin gordon at a house concert, I want EVERYONE to have his amazing guitar tone!

    cinderella were a solid, horribly named band.

  2. #2 |  Mattocracy | 

    Happy Leif Erikson Day everyone.

  3. #3 |  Geekfather | 

    Great choine for #1!

  4. #4 |  Geekfather | 

    choine = choice

    Mea culpa.

  5. #5 |  tb | 

    What’s the “triumphant rock ā€˜nā€™ roll moment” at 3:12? The look into the camera? The hitchhiker?

  6. #6 |  pam | 

    a liberterian romantic, hmmmm interesting.

    the hottest line “are you tough enough for my love”.

  7. #7 |  Peyton | 

    You’ve never been more right with anything you’ve posted. (No, that’s not a back-handed complement. This song/band is that great).

  8. #8 |  Windy | 

    I love this song, I have a thing for gravelly voices, and so Cinderella, Hinder, Nickleback (among others) are some of my favorite bands.