K.K. Ballad

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#43 K.K. Ballad  
K.K. Ballad NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Aircheck
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little blue...
Owned by  Liz[nb 1]
 Samson[nb 1]
 Puddles[nb 2]
 Ed[nb 3]
 Ellie[nb 4]
 Bella[nb 5]
 Maggie[nb 5]
 Rhonda[nb 6]
 Molly[nb 7]
 Merengue[nb 8]
 Nana[nb 8]
 Penelope[nb 9]
 Tex[nb 9]
 Wade[nb 9]
 Egbert[nb 10]
 Colton[nb 11]
 Frobert[nb 11]
 Julian[nb 11]
Genre Sentimental ballad
Instruments Drums
String instruments
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 けけバラッド
 K.K.叙事歌谣
 Ballade de Kéké
 Tota-balada
 K.K. Lento
 Баллада К. К.
 K.K.발라드
 K.K.敘事歌謠
 Ballade de Kéké
 Tota-balada
 K.K. Ballade
 K.K.-ballade

"K.K. Ballad" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori. The song's style derives from the modern meaning of "ballad," as in a sentimental ballad, rather than the traditional storytelling format seen in classical ballads. The song is slow-paced with a melancholic melody, and its aircheck features a string section, a light rhythm, and a plucked violin playing the lead.

The song has a distinctly different melody in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+ than in the international release of Animal Crossing. The change remains in all subsequent games. It shares this trait with "DJ K.K."

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "K.K. Ballad" features K.K. Slider holding a light in his hands. In New Leaf, there is yellow illegible text at the bottom of the cover in partial cursive. In New Horizons, the text is now in central position and reads "K.K." in white to the left of K.K.'s head and "Ballad" in blue to the right of K.K.'s head. The cover in this game is also zoomed in.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Ed, Ellie, Liz, Puddles, and Samson. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is also played in the houses of Bella and Maggie, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Bella, Ed, Ellie, Liz, Maggie, and Puddles at maximum friendship.

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Puddles and Rhonda.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Ed, Puddles, and Rhonda.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Ed, Molly, Puddles, and Rhonda.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Ed, Ellie, Merengue, Molly, Nana, and Rhonda. The aircheck of this song can be obtained from one of these villagers after visiting their house by their favor. This song's aircheck can also be purchased in Nook Shopping daily selection for  3,200 Bells.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Egbert, Penelope, Tex, and Wade.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Ballad" is played in the houses of Colton, Egbert, Frobert, and Julian.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the New Horizons music box version of "K.K. Ballad" plays on the Simple Green Music Box from the Marvelous Music Box Set.

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Music[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese けけバラッド
Keke baraddo

Korean K.K.발라드
K.K. Balladeu

Simplified Chinese K.K.叙事歌谣
K.K. Xùshì gēyáo
K.K. Narrative Ballad

Russian Баллада К. К.
Ballada K. K.

Dutch K⁠.⁠K⁠.-ballade

German K.K. Ballade

European Spanish Tota-balada

European French Ballade de Kéké K.K.'s Ballad

Italian K.K. Lento K.K. Slow

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