Words matter. These are the best Ballads Quotes from famous people such as Eric Carmen, Willie Nelson, Thalia, Ronnie Dunn, Walker Hayes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Half the people tell me, ‘I love ‘Go All the Way,’ but why do you have to write all those schlocky ballads.’ And half say, ‘I love ‘All By Myself,’ but why do you waste your time with this rock ‘n’ roll stuff?’ I’d like to think that I could do both.
Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.
I was known as a ballad singer who sang melodramatic heavily produced ballads. I’m not known as a mid-tempo singer who does fun songs. I’m not going to do a song like ‘Dancing on the Ceiling.’
A lot of singers find a musical genre people like and stick with it. That’s being a conformist. I sing ballads, rock, salsa, rap.
Well, you can’t throw heavy, analytical, thought-provoking songs at people 24/7. It’s been my experience over the last 20 years that on a rare occasion, in a live setting, if you can slow people down to listen to two good ballads, then you’re doing pretty good. Then throw a tempo at ’em. Then have fun.
Kenny Chesney’s music cuts. He gets into those massive ballads like ‘There Goes My Life’ and ‘The Good Stuff’ and things like that that just crush you, and delivers them so well. Some of that you can’t really put your finger on; it’s just magic.
I love ballads. I’m not into fast songs. I love to put my heart and all of my feelings into a song.
George Benson conquered many different genres, from pop ballads to R&B to jazz.
People call me for the ballads. Apparently that’s where I’ve been pigeonholed. But it’s really interesting and really fun. It’s my favourite part of the job, writing.
I didn’t want to be a solo Westlife – covers and ballads – and the reason I signed with Capitol Records was because they wanted me to write songs myself. It was pretty scary, but they put me in a studio in Nashville with some new songwriters, and the results were pretty good.
One thing all the way through the show to me is boring. I don’t care how great the artist is. I find that if my audience is very young, and they want to hear very young songs, my show will be dominated by that. But there’ll be some ballads here and there and some swing tunes.
Cosmic terror appears as an ingredient of the earliest folklore of all races and is crystallised in the most archaic ballads, chronicles, and sacred writings.
A lot of my solo albums were produced by different people who had their idea of what songs I should do, and they had me doing a lot of ballads.
I’ve recorded in Portuguese, too. I didn’t set out to just sing ballads or romantic songs.
I just love ballads. I am obsessed with them, so I’ve written a lot of those. They just kind of touch on all the different types of emotions. Though, I think poppy, feel – good songs are underrated and not seen as artistic enough.
And when power ballads come back, we’ll get big hair again.
In my player, I have a Luis Miguel CD as well as a Brian McKnight CD. I’m known for my very romantic ballads as well as the fun, up-tempo pop songs.
Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic who listens to love ballads and doo-wop songs all the time.
In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them.
Maybe you could put it out there that I don’t have a built-in dislike of ballads. That was kind of the reputation I had back in the Seventies. But I’ve come around. Ballads have become something of an acquired taste.
If I were not a black artist but I was still singing, playing guitar, and singing ballads that are spiritual and cerebral, I’d be easier to market because people accept that from white female singer-songwriters faster.
In Van Halen there were moments, like in some of the ballads, I put my heart and soul into those records. Those lyrics when I sang ’em, I gave myself goosebumps.
I subscribe to that school of thespian – to be a wandering minstrel or traveling player, a thing ofrags and patches, of ballads, songs and snatches.
Even on the most serious ballads, I’ll throw in a tongue-in-cheek remark.
I don’t just do power ballads. I have a lot of up-tempo stuff, too – like ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight.’
I love theatrics and have a huge imagination: Why would I want to sit onstage and sing a bunch of ballads back-to-back?
Most of us remember Nat King Cole as a vocalist. His warm, grainy baritone is still so closely identified with such familiar ballads as ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Christmas Song’ that it’s hard to imagine anyone else performing them.
I was attracted to black music for the same reason that I loved those old Irish ballads. Both were social statements of sorts, and both were indigenous to their respective cultures: Ireland, where my father had grown up, and towns like St. Louis along the Mississippi River, where I was growing up.
I love power ballads and the earnest lack of irony and emotion that exists in ’80s music, along with synth guitars, of course.
I’m not going to do a song that’s really sad and thoughtful. Although I’ve done ballads like ‘Dear Darlin’,’ I want to make them dance and be happy.
I remember the ballads of the eighties when my mom was cleaning, sometimes I’d listen to, like, Amanda Miguel or something like that and I’ll smell the Fabulous.
I was doing gigs at 16, belting out all the big ballads like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey.
The mistake British comedians often make is trying to beat the Americans at their own game – getting visiting American singers on their shows, talking about ‘sidewalk’ instead of ‘pavement,’ sitting on high stools in a white dinner jacket doing ballads. That way, you simply end up with a mid-Atlantic mishmash.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I’m singing now is what makes the money.
I think that ballads are always something where I can really become one with the audiance.
I have learned that Indonesians love ballads and I also like ST12 songs.
I think up until the ‘Honestly’ album it was very much label-company lead, of ‘this is a sound that we need, this is what you need to do. You need to do ballads, you need to do a million different types of love songs,’ and I hate ballads and I hate love songs.
The genre I listen to the most is salsa, so people look at me and see this guy who’s done mostly romantic ballads, but there’s always been this other side.
I’m a great lover of ballads.
When I was making my second record, I was in studio, and I was like, ‘No more ballads! Absolutely not!’ And somebody walked in with ‘The Man I Wanna Be’ and I heard it and was like, ‘Ah, crap!’