John Ballard (record producer)
John Ballard (born 14 April 1951) is a Scottish Singer/Songwriter and record producer, based in Gothenburg, Sweden where he has a recording studio (Tuff Studios). At Tuff Studios he has produced amongst others, Ace of Base (their first 3 albums), as well as co-writing some of their songs.
|1992||Ace Of Base||Happy Nation|
|1993||Ace Of Base||The Sign|
|1995||Ace Of Base||The Bridge|
|1998||Ace Of Base||Life Is A Flower|
|Ace Of Base||No Stranger to Love|
|Ace Of Base||Mercy Mercy|
|Ace Of Base||Look Around Me||Unreleased|
|Ace Of Base||Angel of Love||Unreleased|
|1995||Ace Of Base||Beautiful Life||Released on the album 'The Bridge'|
|1995||Ace Of Base||Perfect World||Released on the album 'The Bridge'|
|1995||Ace Of Base||Que Sera||Released on the album 'The Bridge'|
|1995||Ace Of Base||Edge of Heaven||Released on the album 'The Bridge'|
|1998||Ace Of Base||I Pray||Released on the album 'Flowers'|
|1998||Ace Of Base||Don't Go Away||Released on the albums 'Cruel Summer' & 'Flowers'|
|2013||Farid Mammadov||"Hold Me"||Azerbaijan entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 2nd place|
|2014||Tolmachevy Sisters||"Shine"||Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 7th place|
|2016||Sergey Lazarev||"You Are the Only One"||Russian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 3rd place|
|2017||Demy||"This Is Love"||Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 19th place|
|2018||DoReDoS||"My Lucky Day"||Moldovan entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, took 10th place|
John has also written songs for the Eurovision Song Contest and also performed twice in the Swedish qualification rounds of ESC in the 1980s:
|1983||John Ballard/Ann-Louise Hanson||Bara En Enda Gång||Took 5th place in the Swedish qualification rounds of the ESC.|
|1984||John Ballard||Rendez-Vous||Took 3rd place in the Swedish qualification rounds of the ESC.|
Ballard founded the successful Scandinavian band Bubbles and wrote and recorded most of their songs.
He wrote and recorded the title track for the European release of Ice Age
He wrote most of the tracks for the Swedish boyband Together, including the track "Vänner" (Friends) which went to number one in Sweden.
- "Schlagerveteraner till final med Azerbajdzjan" (in Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
- "UPDATE : Russian Song Will be "Shine" by International Writing Team". March 17, 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2016.