The Song of Today is Def Leppard's Bringin' on the Heartbreak off their sophomore release High 'n' Dry. The song was the first hit rock ballad for the band and probably was fit the blueprint for rock ballads of the time - high octave vocals, melodious chorus, harmonies and piercing guitars, a format of which I'm an inveterate admirer / sucker.
Considering my general taste in music, people find it surprising when they find me talking about Kylie Minogue et al. All I can say is that music is music. I don't particularly give a fuck about which genre an artist is in or if it is socially acceptable for a metal/whatever fan to listen to pop, dance etc.
Today's Song Of The Day is a classic rock ballad by the Scorpions - Still Loving You. I'm a sucker for most songs with piercing guitars and lots of reverb - they just seize your undivided attention. Coupled with Meine's unreachable vocals, Scorpions ballads are to die for. Still loving you is a classic example of this formula.