Throw your lighters in the air!
The power ballad, also known as audio heartbreak. The genre is unique in that the only appropriate time to sing one (if you're not Steven Tyler) is either badly at karaoke, or alone in the shower when you're absolutely, 5000 percent certain no one is going to come home before you finish the song.
Power ballads are the ultimate guilty pleasure. Only a power ballad can simultaneously be epically cheesy, yet so true at the same time.
You want to love them. You just make sure to roll up the windows in your car when one comes on the radio. And when the right power ballad sneaks its way into your Spotify shuffle, it can deliver a heartrending emotional payload like nothing else.
Luckily, your zodiac sign provides insight into which songs will cut the deepest based on the personality bequeathed to you by the stars. If you want to know how to start your next breakup mixtape, look no further:
Aries (March to April 21): "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
Ever the optimist, Aries never wants to stop believin', and will certainly hold onto that feelin'. Thanks to the courage and enthusiasm Aries exudes, you're willing to take that midnight train going anywhere ... in the name of love.
Taurus (April to May 21): "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler
Deeply sensitive and marked by an immense perseverance, a Taurus can immediately connect with the lovelorn longing present in this epic power ballad. You're a bit stubborn and unwilling to let go when you know what you want. If love has slipped through your fingers, this is your go-to slow jam while you wonder what could've been.
Gemini (May to June 21): "More Than a Feeling" by Boston
Geminis are energetic, and as a consequence, restless. This power ballad agonizing over love lost is the perfect fit with its uptempo chorus to match your energy, while you can relate to the mistake of losing "the one that got away" due to your hallmark indecisiveness. Don't fret, though. You're witty and adaptable — the perfect combination for ensnaring a new love interest.
Cancer (June to July 21): "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" by Aerosmith
A Cancer is loyal and dependable, but they can be clingy and needy, too. In other words, you've got serious relationship FOMO, girl. When you're with your love interest, you truly don't want to miss a thing. That's why you'll be belting out Steven Tyler's classic in the shower where no one else can tell that you can't quite reach the high notes.
Leo (July to August 21): "I'll Be There For You" by Bon Jovi
There's no better power ballad for loyal Leo. You stand by your love interest and defend them uncompromisingly. Despite your confident exterior, you're super sensitive deep down and your generous nature means you'll be there for your significant other whenever they need you.
Virgo (August to September 21): "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison
Virgo is analytical, and exactly the type of person that would respond to a song title that is itself a metaphor. Your observant nature allows you to recognize that the overflowing bliss of love comes with its own hardships and challenges.
Libra (September to October 21): "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses
Idealistic and diplomatic, you're the sign most willing to give love one more chance, no matter how doomed the situation might seem. "November Rain" is all about the one last grasp at a failing love and might hit close to home with Libras.
Scorpio (October to November 21): "Love Hurts" by Nazareth
Scorpio's combination of passion and observation are the perfect recipe for really feeling the pain of heartbreak. You feel strongly, and you can't ignore your emotions. "Love Hurts" speaks directly to your soul and can be just the cathartic power ballad you need to get you through a rough breakup.
Sagittarius (November to December 21): "Is This Love" by Whitesnake
As the largely unemotional Sagittarius, this is a question you might actually ask. "Am I actually in love?" Normally, you're too preoccupied by adventuring and exploring the world around you that when love hits, it might be hard to recognize. But fear not, Whitesnake is here to explain everything to you.
Capricorn (December to January 21): "I Remember You" by Skid Row
Capricorns are noted for their loyalty and "I Remember You" is all about sticking with the one you love through thick and thin. When taken with ambition, your personality isn't afraid of commitment.
Aquarius (January to February 21): "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
A bit aloof and sort of unemotional, you might be wondering what all this love song nonsense is about in the first place. While you might benefit from not agonizing too much over heartbreak, you need a helping hand when it comes to love. When the chorus swells on this song, "I want to know what love is, I want you to show me," you'll realize that Foreigner just gets you.
Pisces (February to March 21): "Heaven" by Warrant
Compassionate, super-sensitive and devoted are the trademark characteristics of Pisces. You're the ultimate romantic, and there's no better power ballad for you than the sugar-sweet "Heaven" by Warrant. Unlike the heartbreak in most of this list, you're all about the classic Hollywood ending to a fairytale romance.