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The most common use of the term ballad in modern pop music is for an emotional love song.
When the word ballad appears in the title of a song, as for example in The Beatles's " The Ballad of John and Yoko " or Billy Joel's " The Ballad of Billy the Kid ", the folk-music sense is generally implied.
Ballad is also sometimes applied to strophic story-songs more generally, such as Don McLean's " American Pie ".

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