All About Music! — The Diverse Forms of Ballads

After our previous blog introducing the various forms of pop music, this time we bring you Ballads, which are less taxing on your ears! Here’s a quick overview of the most common types of ballads that many people cant get enough of. 


Ballads started from Poetry & Song which became widespread in various parts of Europe, Americas and Africa. It became commercialized as popular slow love songs in the 19th century.


Gu Family Book ballad


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Power Ballads

Lovers of strong vocals would enjoy this type of ballad, which has powerful choruses backed by drums, electric guitars and occasional choirs. Artists famous for pulling this type of ballad off effortlessly include 4Men, Baek Ji Young, Demi Lovato and Liang Wen Yin.






Pop Ballads

If a chorus plays itself over and over again in your head, then you are most definitely addicted to a pop ballad! Joining Mariah Carey in this category include IU, Taylor Swift and Sunny Hill.



Rock Ballads

Rock Ballads will remind you of soft rock, alike in the musical arrangement and the sentimental lyrics. Hoobastank, Maroon 5 and Soda Green are the perfect examples of rock ballad singers.





Sentimental Ballads

Lovers of teary drama plots can expect to shed a tear or two with the overflowing emotions in these tunes. Besides IU, other ballad singers known for their sentimental ballads include 2AM, Fish Leong and Taylor Swift.





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