THE JACKSONS - Tracks Poll. Deadline Now End Of Friday 17th Feb!

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whereas "Morphine" and "Stranger in Moscow" might.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 January 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stranger in Moscow, possibly..

billstevejim, Monday, 30 January 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

j/k, Johnny btw

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 January 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, it's okay. I may not even have room for it, but was just checking in case.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 January 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

always liked this a lot

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 30 January 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

also gotta post

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 30 January 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

always liked this a lot

MJ's demos are a wonder to behold. They also beg the question, what the fuck was there even left for Quincy Jones to do?

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would it be wrong if I want to put "Centipede" as my #1? I know that talent-wise Rebbie Jackson doesn't have much compared to Michael (who I think wrote "Centipede"?) or Janet, but man oh man is that brilliant tune, with totally left-of-the-field lyrics and beats for a pop single.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

MJ wrote and produced "Centipede," and, yes, it's mental.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even the video is totally OTT in an awesome way:

http://youtu.be/a8SdzwoIcwo

Cobra shooting lightning from its eyes, wtf?

Considering that MJ probably had pretty weird conception of sexuality, I wonder if he actually thought that people would find the metaphors in the lyrics hot? Also, wouldn't it have been pretty weird to hear your big sister sing about "the centipede"?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Waching early Simpsons animation can be such a shock now.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't forget Someone To Call My Lover & What's It Gonna Be

billstevejim, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 01:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

billstevejim, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll probably end up with 10-15 songs once I eliminate stuff I'm sick of--this will be on there somewhere:

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ brilliant though that is, Michael didn't sing it.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Honestly? I didn't know that--always thought it was him.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kipp Lennon. Another cherished illusion shattered.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yep, Michael did the speaking parts in that episode, but a soundalike was brought in for the singing:

According to Jean, Jackson would not commit to the episode until after a read-through of the script was done.[8] The read was held at Jackson's manager Sandy Gallin's house, and Dan Castellaneta (who provides the voice for Homer) was 30 minutes late. Jean recalls that "no one said a word, we just sat there waiting".[9] Following the read, Jackson stipulated his conditions: he would record his speaking parts but not receive credit, and his singing voice would be performed by a sound-alike.[8][10] Leon Kompowsky's singing parts were performed by Kipp Lennon,[6] because Jackson wanted to play a joke on his brothers and fool them into thinking the impersonator was him.[10] Lennon recorded his lines at the same time as Jackson, who found the impersonations humorous.[6] Jackson showed up for the recording session alone and did not use the special trailer that was set up for him.[6] According to Jean, Jackson did record versions of the singing parts, and while there have been rumors that those parts were the ones used in the final episode, The Simpsons music editor Chris Ledesma has stated the Lennon versions were used.[7]

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

("Jean" = Simpsons writer Al Jean)

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

MJ did write "happy b-day lisa" though, so it still qualifies for poll purposes...

Aglet, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Leon Kompowsky's singing parts were performed by Kipp Lennon,[6] because Jackson wanted to play a joke on his brothers and fool them into thinking the impersonator was him.[10]

I always thought the use of impersonator was because MJ's contract with Epic/Columbia barred him from recording a song to another company, whereas just doing a speaking role wouldn't have been regulated by the contract. The idea that it was done to fool his brothers sounds pretty weird.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 07:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

The article for Do the Bartman has this bit:

The album The Simpsons Sing the Blues was released in September 1990. The first single from it was the pop rap song "Do the Bartman", performed by Bart Simpson's voice actor Nancy Cartwright and released on November 20, 1990.[1] Rumors began spreading in the summer of 1990 that Michael Jackson would write a song for Bart on the album. This song was reported early on to be "Do the Bartman", but executive producer James L. Brooks issued a press release in September 1990 apologizing for the misunderstanding and stating that song was actually written by one of Jackson's friends, Bryan Loren.[2]

However, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening revealed during an appearance at the 1998 World Animation Celebration convention in Pasadena, California that "Do the Bartman" was actually co-written and co-produced by Jackson,[1][3] but he could not receive credit for it because he was under contract to another record label.[4]

I'd assume those same contractual reasons would have stopped Jackson from recording "Happy Birthday, Lisa" and, having learned from the "Bartman" brouhaha, he decided to get an impersonator to sing the song.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

would def buy an album of mj demos like beat it above

dave cool it (stevie), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 08:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

bump

lana del rey: everythang's workin' (some dude), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always thought the use of impersonator was because MJ's contract with Epic/Columbia barred him from recording a song to another company, whereas just doing a speaking role wouldn't have been regulated by the contract. The idea that it was done to fool his brothers sounds pretty weird.

On a DVD commentary (for another episode, not Stark Raving Dad), Al Jean says that indeed Jackson was not allowed to sing on the episode for contractual reasons.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

People, you are not putting "Lisa, It's Your Birthday" on your ballot.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

that sounds like a challenge

lana del rey: everythang's workin' (some dude), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

sooo nice...

billstevejim, Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

the still frame of that lyrics video being

i-yi i-yi i-yi i-yi
i-yi i-yi i-yi
i-yi yi yi

i-yi i-yi i-yi i-yi
i-yi i-yi i-yi
i-yi yi yi

is seriously cracking me up

lana del rey: everythang's workin' (some dude), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay less than a week left to vote, not many ballots in so far - thought this one would inspire more chat!

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 6 February 2012 08:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think "Miss You Much" is my favorite Janet single

crüt, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Miss You Much is aaaaaaace.

I actually really like Janet's first two albums - they certainly don't compare to anything from Control onwards, but still really fun.

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

definitely going towards the top of my ballot:

crüt, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

state of shock owns btw

crüt, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

easily the best "rock song" michael jackson ever wrote/co-wrote

crüt, Monday, 6 February 2012 09:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted

Ismael Klata, Monday, 6 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

this will be in my top 5

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Always been a fan of this one.

Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just sent my ballot. I added this song since it's talks about how screwed up Janet's relationship with "Father." Nothing like daddy issues on top of a new jack swing beat.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 06:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

is this eligible?

the greates (crüt), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 09:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

still only a small amount of ballots in - deadline is friday!

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to do this but theres no way I can get in by friday. If I get backed into a corner tho I may just submit Velvet Rope front to back.

dr dre throwing dubstep balloons (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

An 'I Voted' Bump.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, gonna have to submit for this one. If I'm being honest with myself it's going to be dominated by MJ/J5 stuff. There'll be a few Janet tracks, tho, and I gotta rep for "Anytime, Any Place" - the original version, not R. Kelly's remix.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would think the people who love r&b/pop on this board would be all over this ballot considering that the Jacksons basically set up the template for every solo male/female artist and boy band out now.

Tired of these edcuated basic bitches. (lilsoulbrother), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and it's pretty easy to vote too. I don't own any albums by any Jackson (except for one Janet remix album) but I have/have heard so many of the singles they've released that coming up with a top 20 was no problem (and I still had to leave out 20 other tunes I love).

Tuomas, Friday, 10 February 2012 07:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gonna give this one another week to give the slackers a bit more time to send in a ballot.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 10 February 2012 09:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks. Will try and sort my ballot out over the weekend. May even do some repping itt.

Jeff W, Friday, 10 February 2012 10:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

glad i rushed one through last night now.

second only to popcorn (or something), Friday, 10 February 2012 12:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol was just coming to say WHY THE FUCK DID I NOT VOTE FOR RHYTHM NATION I LISTENED TO IT 30 TIMES LAST NIGHT

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was on my ballot but i think it should have been higher

horseshoe, Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

SING IT UP

horseshoe, Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

9 Michael
8 Jackson 5
2 Jacksons
1 Janet
1 Mick Jagger

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Saturday, 18 February 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Actually, listening to Janet's "Number Ones" right now and probably would have included more Janet songs had I actually reviewed things more before voting. "What Have You Done for Me Lately" another giant omission from my ballot. I'm guessing a few all-Janet ballots will right the balance, though. Would LOVE to have done a 40 song ballot for this one.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah Mick Jagger - "Looka me, looka me...look at me...look...at...me...(squeal)."

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

My #1, a Janet track, was met with some eyerolls and one "what the hell?" when I went over my ballot with my coworkers. I made sure they knew part of the ordering was strategic, but I had no idea putting ___________ at #1 would be so controversial.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

was it 'wardrobe malfunction;?

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like my ballot was:

9 Michael
5 Janet
4 The Jacksons
1 Rebbie
1 La Toya

Tuomas, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink


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