There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)

Billy Ocean – There’ll Be Sad Songs

“There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” is a song by Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean. It was released on January 22, 1986 with “If I Should Lose You” on the B-side as a second single from his sixth studio album “Love Zone.” It was written by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond. The song is known for its emotive and romantic ballad style and is one of Billy Ocean’s notable hits.


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“There’ll Be Sad Songs” is characterized by its heartfelt and melodic sound, featuring Billy Ocean’s smooth vocals and a gentle arrangement with prominent piano and string instrumentation. The song’s production creates an atmosphere of nostalgia and longing. The lyrics of “There’ll Be Sad Songs” convey themes of lost love and the comfort that music can bring during difficult times.

The song became a commercial success, topping the music charts in the United States and Canada. Its emotive lyrics and Billy Ocean’s soulful performance resonated with audiences, making it one of his memorable ballads.

“There’ll Be Sad Songs” remains a classic of 1980s pop and R&B music, appreciated for its heartfelt and sentimental quality. It’s often celebrated as one of Billy Ocean’s signature tracks.

Billy Ocean – There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) – Lyrics