Indiana School Janitor Goes Viral For Journey Performance
You just never know the talent’s that some folks have. Davis Park Elementary is in Terre Haute, Indiana and the school janitor sang Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin” at the fifth-grade graduation ceremony. He was so amazing that his performance has not only gone viral, but he has also caught the attention of Steve Perry, former Journey front man.
According to Fox News, someone Goodall singing and posted the video on TikTok. So far the video has snagged over three million views. Not only has the video gone viral, but former Journey lead singer Steve Perry also commented on the video. He posted ‘I love this’ and people are freaking out.
Teachers at the school know how great Goodall’s voice is and have him sing every year. Goodall says he loves singing and is used to some attention, but he never thought this video would become so popular online. He loves working at the school and as of right now, has no plans to leave his job.
If anyone in Indiana is planning to start a Journey cover band, they may want to consider Goodall for their lead singer. He has some serious pipes!
Their school custodian was doing a mic-check for assembly… https://t.co/dhwBl2g5JZ— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 24, 2022
50 Best Power Ballads of All Time
Power ballads: They’re some of music’s most powerful expressions. While their popularity exploded in the ‘80s, they can be found in multiple decades, as is evident in our list.
According to Cambridge University Press’ academic journal Popular Music, “The power ballad has become a mainstay of popular music since the 1970s…The songs are defined by the use of both a musical formula based on constant escalation and an expressive formula that combines the euphoric uplift created by rousing music with sentimental themes and ploys.”
The journal further notes that power ballads aren’t exclusively rock songs. In fact, many songs from the 1970s that are considered power ballads fall under the pop genre. In the 1960s, many songs considered power ballads had more R&B elements to them.
However, the grand nature of the power ballad lent itself well to the rock music of the 1980s. During that time, everything was “bigger,” and we aren’t just talking about hair and shoulder pads. Personalities seemed bigger. The stakes for fame seemed bigger. There was a kind of boldness that was only of that time.
With all of this in mind, our list of the 50 Best Power Ballads below might include some surprising songs. However, it will also include entries you’d expect to see on this list.
There is one other parameter that was set for this list: Bands/artists will only be represented by one song to provide for a fun variety. However, solo tracks and band recordings count as two separate entries. This means certain musicians might show up more than once on this list. (Spoiler: We’re looking at you Jon Bon Jovi! And really, how could we not look at JBJ, am I right?!)
Without further ado, bust out your lighters and enjoy our list of the 50 Best Power Ballads!