The Jacksons Tracks - Smooth CrimiPOLL results1!!1!!!!

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it's sooooooo the best single from Dangerous. total summer jam aceness.

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 20 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't much like Remember the Time...too new jack swingy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

much as i love torture it probably shouldn't be ahead of remember the time

good thing i didn't end up voting for it

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 20 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"State of the World" would have been the eighth single had the record company reneged on a physical single.

Its seven commercial singles all peaked within the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first and only album to achieve that feat.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 February 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hah - I didn't even think "Torture" was gonna place. And over "Remember the Time"? Wow. Both were in my top 10, but damn - if I'd known it was gonna come out like this I would've switched their places. I love "Torture", but RTT is the better song, no doubt.

Also Jamie OTM.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Monday, 20 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's sooooooo the best single from Dangerous.

would agree with this were "who is it" not a single from dangerous

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's enough for today - 10 more coming tomorrow

Jamie_ATP, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Who Is It" is my favorite.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

too new jack swingy.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, February 20, 2012 12:55 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

does not compute

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i cut dangerous from my ballot entirely, but it was excruciating. love "remember the time" and "in the closet"

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Somehow, "She Drives Me Wild" is my most played Dangerous track as per iTunes, by a whole lot. (Not a single, I know.)

dead-trius (Eric H.), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Also, not that it was on my ballot.)

dead-trius (Eric H.), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol xp

There's something about the swing in the new jack swing (and the snare sounds) that are like kryptonite for my ears.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish "Give In To Me" had been a single – his best use of metal hysterics.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

everything should be new jack swingier

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish "Give In To Me" had been a single – his best use of metal hysterics.

Wow, I don't think I've listened to this since 92 or so, but it's great.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

did "state of shock" place because of mick jagger's creepy ad-libs at the end

kind of a worthless song imo especially when compared to its immediate surroundings in this list

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Shock"s placement feels sort of like classic ILX lurker results, but, again, I think the animosity it inspires is way overstated.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Looka me...looka me...lookame...lookame....look...at...me..lookame...(unhh!)"

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, old-timers: how was "State of Shock" received in '84? I read an issue of Billboard published that July which noted how the single apparently stalled for a few weeks before peaking in the top five.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn! so glad I helped LWNDWY, In The Closet and Remember the Time place

Looks like Control will have more songs place than Rhythm Nation. weird

gospodin simmel, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love "State of Shock" unreservedly.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Monday, 20 February 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks like Control will have more songs place than Rhythm Nation. weird

― gospodin simmel, Monday, February 20, 2012 1:37 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

don't get how you can know this? i voted for a bunch of rythm nation singles; none of them was love will never do, though i like it.

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

but also, if that does happen, it won't be that weird; control is awesome

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a little too soon to suggest the poll's going to give Janet the short end. But I have the fear.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Monday, 20 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxp I always think of RN as the biggest Janet album, nothing against Control (which must have three more songs on this thing, right?)

gospodin simmel, Monday, 20 February 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

lot of love on ilx for velvet rope iirc. for example, i love velvet rope. it's more vibe-y and less singles-y, i guess.

horseshoe, Monday, 20 February 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

40. The Jacksons - Blame It on the Boogie (100 points, 5 votes) from Destiny, 1978

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

39. Janet Jackson - Someone To Call My Lover (103 points, 4 votes) from All for You, 2001

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blame It on the Boogie! It still would've placed w/o my vote, but I'm glad I could give it a bump.

This Janet track is nice. I've not spent any time with the All For You album and missed it as a single, but I like it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, I love me some disco-era Jacksons.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

alright "Someone To Call My Lover"! thought "Scream" would be higher though

some dude, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

38. The Jacksons - This Place Hotel / Heartbreak Hotel (104 points, 6 votes) from Triumph, 1980

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

37. The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (109 points, 5 votes) Tied with 36 from Destiny, 1979

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is the only poll were every song is guaranteed to be amazing; I didn't even vote because how could I? too much awesome

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty much OTM, even if I'm not the biggest fan of "Let's Wait Awhile."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

So glad to see This Place Hotel make it, it ended up being one of three tracks from that album that made my list.

I really don't remember Someone To Call My Lover, think I only know the title track from that album. It's never occured to me to check out any of her albums past Janet which I wasn't a big fan of. I Love Control and Rhythm Nation of course.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Janet's albums don't start becoming suspect until they start getting Dupri-ified, and even then there will be at least one face-melting song of greatness on there.

You should really check out The Velvet Rope and All For You

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blame it on the Boogie way too friggin' low but at least

"renegade" gnome (remy bean), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't even realize until i looked it up for my ballot that the Jacksons' "Heartbreak Hotel" technically was released under a different title; Whitney wasn't as scared of the Elvis estate when she released hers in the '90s

some dude, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

A weird suspicion on their part: titles aren't subject to copyright violations.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe it was more of act of deference/respect

some dude, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

36. Michael Jackson - Who Is It (109 points, 5 votes) Tied with 37 from Dangerous, 1992

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

35. Janet Jackson - Alright (109 points, 6 votes) from Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Excellent twosome.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

this poll has been amazing so far.

All For You was the first Janet album I bought. I was on holiday with my mum in America to visit fam and I'd hang out w/ similar aged cousins watching lol TRL (lol America) when the vid came out and my cousins were crazy over it and I got hooked in. When I came home my brother told me about how great Velvet Rope and Janet were and my sis with the two before that and it was kinda this weird family-based love.

(don't think I voted for All For You the song though I gave points to Someone To Call My Lover, China Love and Doesn't Really Matter. Maybe the Carly Simon song too, which is :D)

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Alright" is so warm and inviting.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alright was my #16 vote. Warm and inviting otm. Its like a hug at the end of a party.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

I voted for "Alright." What an odd chorus! All these breathy couplets, then the resolution is "You're alright with me"? Awesome.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chorus and verse and bridge (at least in the album version) melt together in "Alright."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

How could I have not voted for "Forever Came Today"?!

Bobby Ken Doll (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's one of my favorite J5 tracks, though it's a Supremes cover isn't it?

frogbs, Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but a most ebullient one.

Bobby Ken Doll (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I asked my coworker what the real appeal of Wanna Be... is, and she said "that's one of those songs where the singer catches the holy ghost in a way that can't be faked."

Thought about this comment today.

Eric H., Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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