The Ballad Of Sal Villanueva

Album: Victory Style, Vol. 5 (2002)
Play Video


  • This song is about a "Best Friends with Benefits" sort of ordeal, but the guy takes the relationship a little more seriously while the girl goes out and screws around. The girl claims, "We're only friends" but the guy is convinced their relationship means more. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Matt - Mechanicsville, VA

Comments: 5

  • Cj from Oak Creek, WiOkay, no song titles on their first album had anything to do with the lyrics, so why would this one? They just named it after their friend and producer, but John wrote it about a girl.
  • Angel from Lakewood, NjOn Dec. 17 at the dvd acoustic filming Adam said they won't perform this live because Sal Villanueva was offended and had harsh words to say about it.
  • Toni from Conche, Canadathis song is obviously about a guy who's in the kind of ordeal in which his girlfriend is cheating on him and he acts like he dosen't know what's going on but then catches her in the act; "you're down for selling me out while i play dumb its cool cause' i let you, thought i'd never catch you." then the girl responds with a lame excuse; "you say we're only friends, yeah real good friends i bet."
  • Maurice from Havelock, NcIf that sal guy is the produce then maybe it could be a song that did for him (the Ballad of sal) about an ordeal he had but i do think it is a freinds with benefits thing definitely
  • Dave from Long Island, Nysal villanueva was the producer on the "tell all your friends record" i dont know what that has to do with the song, but just so you know
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Colbie Caillat

Colbie CaillatSongwriter Interviews

Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.

Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")

Holly Knight ("The Best," "Love Is A Battlefield")Songwriter Interviews

Holly Knight talks about some of the hit songs she wrote, including "The Warrior," "Never" and "The Best," and explains some songwriting philosophy, including how to think of a bridge.

Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

P.F. Sloan

P.F. SloanSongwriter Interviews

P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.

Rick Springfield

Rick SpringfieldSongwriter Interviews

Rick has a surprising dark side, a strong feminine side and, in a certain TV show, a naked backside. But he still hasn't found Jessie's Girl.

Graham Nash

Graham NashSongwriter Interviews

Graham Nash tells the stories behind some of his famous songs and photos, and is asked about "yacht rock" for the first time.