Thread for posting amazing ballads


#1

Preferably like real actual proper ballads and not indie schmindie ballads.

Gotta be the extended version of this for me. Perfect.


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#4

Power ballad, though.

Actually not sure what counts. But you can take your pick of Dire Straits’ Tunnel of Love or Romeo & Juliet.


#5

I think the word “ballad” has lost its original meaning. A ballad is supposed to be a song (or poem, or short piece of prose) that tells a narrative, often a story of someone’s life or a significant episode from that life, eg. “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde”. These days however the word seems to be used for any song that is slow and without a strong repetitive drum beat - often just a love song, not a story of any kind.

Anyway, never mind, be that as it may… here’s one that I think is a gret ballad in either sense of the word:


#6

Going by the proper definition so as to avoid flooding the thread.


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#8

erm TECHNICALLY A BALLAD IS ONLY

come on guys, ffs. have a day off


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#10

Thought you were banning him for a sec


#11

I did say I wasn’t going to make a big deal of it. I just thought it was worth noting, the way the word seems to have changed its meaning.


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#13

If we’re opening the floodgates…


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