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Synth-pop songstress Allie X shares her top ten power ballads from Mariah Carey, to fellow Canadian artist Celine Dion

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She locked herself in her bedroom, and emerged with a synth-pop single good enough for Katy Perry to tweet her 54 million followers about her new obsession.

Now, Allie X shares with us her top ten power ballads of all time. From our very own cover girl Mariah Carey, to fellow Canadian artist Celine Dion, producer and singer-songwriter Allie X reveals her favourite heart tugging anthems.

Bonnie Rait – ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’

“Perfection.  Beautifully crafted by  Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin.  Harsh and matter of fact lyrics that crushed my heart even before I knew what love was.” 

Céline Dion – The Power of Love

“Nothing like a super slidey, rubato vocal line.” 

Whitney Houston – Run to You 

“Nice work Jud Friedman and Allan Rich. Crazy modulations in this one.” 

Mariah Carey – Vision of Love 

“The run at the end!”

The Land Before Time– If We Hold On Together 

“Performed by Diana Ross in the 80’s.  This song always makes me cry.”

Pink Floyd – Great Gig in the Sky

“Entirely improvised.  No words. Guttural amazing vocals by Clare Torry, who thought, after her performance that she had blown it and didn’t realize they had used her performance until Dark Side appeared in record stores.”

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

“There was bound to be more then 1 from The Bodyguard soundtrack.  Dolly Parton wrote this and Whitney Houston made it iconic.  A chorus that is basically all on one note.  The chord changes underneath give it the tension.  I want to write something like this.”

Céline Dion – All By Myself

“I auditioned for a kids talent show with this. They asked me if I had anything “happier”.  I said “no”.  I fucking love this song. Probably my favourite.”

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

“Expertly crafted melody that flows seamlessly from verse to pre to chorus.  You really make it seem easy on this one Per Gessle.”

Mariah Carey feat. Boys II Men – One Sweet Day

“I like this one in a more ironic, blast it in the car, make finger movements for the adlibs, mimick the bass singer from Boyz II Men who did the spoken word parts in verse 2 kind of way.  Really good though.”

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