Oct 06


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Do you want to know what’s on the Poptimism ballad giveaway CD? I bet you do. Spoilers below the “more” link!

  1. Patti Page – “Tennessee Waltz”
  2. The Band – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
  3. Bread – “Make It With You”
  4. Glenn Campbell – “The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress”
  5. Sharon Forrester – “Silly Wasn’t I”
  6. Smokey Robinson – “Cruisin'”
  7. REO Speedwagon – “Keep On Lovin’ You”
  8. John Cale – “(I Keep A) Close Watch”
  9. Robert Wyatt – “At Last I Am Free”
  10. Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well”
  11. John Waite – “Missing You”
  12. PM Dawn – “I’d Die Without You”
  13. Aqua – “Turn Back Time”
  14. Simon Warner – “Waiting Rooms”
  15. Jaheim – “Fabulous”
  16. Kelly Clarkson – “Because Of You”
  17. Toby Keith – “She Ain’t Hooked On Me No More”
  18. Marit Larsen – “Solid Ground”
  19. Beyonce – “Irreplacable”
  20. Chely Wright – “Bumper Of My SUV”


  1. 1
    mark c on 6 Oct 2006 #

    No HEART = no credibility

  2. 2
    Marcello Carlin on 6 Oct 2006 #

    “Alone” is a great, great (power?) ballad.

    Reminding myself of “Make It With You,” I note the intro’s extreme similarity to “Who Knows Where The Time Goes.”

  3. 3
    CarsmileSteve on 6 Oct 2006 #

    surely a picture of Alone is what you see when you look up “power ballad” in the dictionary?

  4. 4
    Tom on 6 Oct 2006 #

    This isn’t meant to be “TEH BEST BALLADS EVER” – Alone wd definitely have a shout (as would Phil Collins!) – just an erm examination of the form (or my diffuse definition of same with help from Tim and Steve).

  5. 5
    Pete Baran on 6 Oct 2006 #

    Would I be right in thinking that most songs with the words “The Ballad Of…” in the title are not actually ballads as we understand them now?

  6. 6

    o sød i forgot to pick up a cøpy — have they all gone?

  7. 7
    Marcello Carlin on 7 Oct 2006 #

    Well I definitely need to check out that Simon Warner album properly now.

    Great to see “I Keep A Close Watch” in there – the Music For A New Society version as well!

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    Tom on 7 Oct 2006 #

    John Cale gives good ballad.

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