Ok guys - here's a musical one to balance up all the gearhead questions. What is your favourite ballad & why? Is it the melody, chord progression, key, lyrics that mean something to you? One I've been playing recently is Lionel Ritchie's tune 'Nicole'. I love the key it's in (Eb) as well as the melody which has just a nice balance between sombre & tender, but has a natural climax as well.