From Encyclopedia Britannica: - pop ballad, form of slow love song prevalent in nearly all genres of popular music. There are rock ballads, soul ballads, country ballads, and even heavy metal ballads. Here is a selection of some of the most popular “pop ballads” of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


This beautiful song was written by Dimitri Tiomkin (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics). Theme song of the 1956 movie of the same name starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. This version recorded by Pat Boone in 1956 is the most popular one. Reached the nbr 05 position on Billboard Hot 100 and nbr 03 on the UK Singles chart.