I Remember You – Skid Row – 1990
Skid Row had a few hits in the late eighties and early nineties, but unfortunately for them, they were around at the same time as mainstream rock juggernauts Bon Jovi and Guns N Roses, so that was never going to be good for their longevity or success. Now they are little more than a footnote in the history books.
Having said that, I Remember You, which is taken from their self-titled 1989 debut album, and is quite possibly their most widely known song, is unequivocally one of the best power ballads of the year. It didn’t crack the top 5 in the US, barely made it into the top 40 in the UK, and topped out at number 12 in Australia, which is where I learned to love this song as a teenager… back when the charts meant something.
Yes, as you would expect, the song is all big hair and sweeping guitar solos, but give it a chance if that’s not your thing – lead singer Sebastian Bach’s soaring vocals are up there with the very best in the hard rock genre.