Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

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Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

Post by adamrkenyon » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:26 am

Is an Adult Contemporary Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?
I'm wondering because there is a listing for A/C Ballads that doesn't specify what topics the lyrics can be on, but all the references are love songs.

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Re: Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:44 am

They need to be universal lyrics..so I guess that makes love songs much easier to write

What else were you thinking of ?

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Re: Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

Post by adamrkenyon » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:16 am

I was thinking of a song about encouragement during difficult times.

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Re: Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

Post by cosmicdolphin » Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:40 pm

adamrkenyon wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:16 am
I was thinking of a song about encouragement during difficult times.
That's a universal theme so I would think you'd be good to go.

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Post by Kolstad » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:24 pm

Robin Frederick lists a number of things to write about in “Shortcuts”. I think a/c is very descriptive, really. Anything adults experience in our time right now could be a theme or issue to write about. Lots of songs about sociological and psychological issues, lgbt, loneliness, racism, mental illness, economic struggles, isolation, work, suffering, relationships, make it in life, tough emotions.. ect. There is no shortage of things to write about, but question is which things do you care about and find katharsis by writing about?

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Re: Is an A/C Ballad only about romantic love or can it be any topic?

Post by Kolstad » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:27 pm

adamrkenyon wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:16 am
I was thinking of a song about encouragement during difficult times.
Empowerment songs is always very popular, especially with female artists, and has been for a number of years. Definitely viable..

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