The Greatest Pop Rock Ballads (1960's) There are many definitions for "ballad" songs and many sub categories as well such as the; Sentimental, Blues, R&B, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and of course the Power-Ballad. A ballad is generally defined as a song with emotion and sentimentality that may include a story of love, loss, longing or self reflection. It is typically a longer and slower paced song. We can trace the origins back to the singing bards and traditional folk music, through the Victorian parlours, Big Bands and all the way to songs such as Sam Smith's " Stay with Me ". I think all of us generally know a ballad when we hear one. Today I want to talk about Pop-Rock Ballads. " Yesterday " (recorded June 14, released August 6, 1965) written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney and sang solo as a Beatles member by McCartney. I've blogged on this, the most covered 'pop' song of all time before but not in this
A blog about cover songs. Much about the 50's thru 70's and beyond. Blues, Rock, and Country focus with a bit of everything in between. Artist profiles, song profiles and theme's with cover songs being the central focus.