A ballad once in a while doesn't go amiss.
My genre is the pop ballad with a touch of R&B.
Would you believe that Sammy Davis, Jr. taught me how to sing a ballad? 'You can be in an arena,' he said, 'and you should be able to hold their attention.'
So I did 'Something Happened on the Way to Heaven' and the original version is a ballad. The original Phil record is uptempo but we slowed it down and made it a ballad.
I always feel on film you have to earn a ballad, because it's a different kind of pace.