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

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25. Michael Jackson - Thriller (138 points, 5 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Thriller, 1982

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

O_O

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey! Something I voted for! The way MJ hits and holds those top notes on "Got To Be There" is just awe inspiring.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I somehow completely forgot about "Thriller" the song when voting.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i made sure to vote for "Thriller" the song because i love it and feel like it tends to get overshadowed by "Thriller" the video and Thriller the album

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i made sure i gave 'thriller' top spot because i just *knew* it'd get overlooked by ilx. surprised it was overlooked that much though. the bassline and the bridge are just undeniable. it's one song that i've heard a million times that i can still get along with, in fact i probably like it more now than i did back then.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Got to be There really is one of the most beautiful songs I can think of, such an amazing vocal too.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Thriller' placing so low is why I tend to think these rundowns should ideally be top 20 only - it'd be quite exciting to reach the top five and find all these classics that hadn't shown yet.

(no criticism intended btw Jamie, I always err on the long side myself)

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Almost sure that nothing from the Motown era made my ballot, but it was at least in part a strategic move.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't mention a single pre- or puberty hit song.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

24. The Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye (138 points, 6 votes) from Maybe Tomorrow, 1971

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

23. The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There (143 points, 6 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Third Album, 1970

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

how is "I'll Be There" so low

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

just started listening to the Spotify playlist, 50 may have been too much...huge improvement starting in the high 30s. great countdown so far though!

skip, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

how is "I'll Be There" so low

because either "Centipede" or "Diamonds" will be #1 with a bullet

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would've been surprised if "I'll Be There" placed higher tbh

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

because either "Centipede" or "Diamonds" will be #1 with a bullet

Not if my ballot box stuffing on behalf of "Hot Potato" has anything to say about it.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might as well get this challops out of the way now. If "ABC" and "I Want You Back" place above "If" and "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," I'll be pissed.

― dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:49 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

listen, "i want you back" has to be reckoned with

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, regarding "if":

here is my janet jackson challop: "rhythm nation" and "if" are essentially the same song, except "rhythm nation" is better.

― horseshoe, Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:45 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

in conclusion:

IT'S TIME TO GIVE A DAMN LET'S WORK TOGETHER

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's not a challop, that's true

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

here is my janet jackson challop: "rhythm nation" and "if" are essentially the same song, except "rhythm nation" is better.

It's not a challop!

I like "If" fine though, especially her feral tone on the verses.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"thriller" didn't even make my ballot but it seems too low. everything on this poll is too low.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i thought it was a challop because "If" is such an ilx fave

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha I was just about to post that the main thing "If" has going for it is Janet singing in a low tenor register for most of the verse and the rising scale out of it that leads into the pre-chorus

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

her outfit in the "if" video is the cutest thing she's ever worn, maybe

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

it actually shocked college-aged me that I was taken aback at Janet Jackson cooing "your silky smooth/It feels so good against my lips, sugar" at me

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I got over it in like 5 seconds but at first I was all "well I guess we're done with waiting!"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Got To Be There," "Never Can Say Goodbye," and "I'll Be There" are pretty much the alpha & omega of music

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, I got over it in like 5 seconds but at first I was all "well I guess we're done with waiting!"

― (thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:56 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha rich juzwiak had a good summary at some point of the evolution of janet's thematic concerns, album-by-album. i tried to find it to link on the nominations thread. even when it becomes and sort of stays the sex chronicles with janet there's a lot of variation of focus in the later albums.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

last two for today

22. Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Lately? (161 points, 8 votes) Tied with 21
from Control, 1986

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

21. Janet Jackson - Got ‘til It’s Gone (161 points, 8 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) Tied with 22 from The Velvet Rope, 1997

Jamie_ATP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'll Be There" was my #1; would've expected a Top 10 finish.

clemenza, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

yay "what have you done for me lately"!!! that has aged better for me than "nasty." is also a much better song than "got 'til it's gone" imo, though i love velvet rope.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

yay "what have you done for me lately"!!! that has aged better for me than "nasty."

Agreed

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"empty" should be higher than "got til it's gone," y'all

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesome songs today on the whole.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Really not hearing "Rhythm Nation, Part 2" in "If." If there's a zero-effort "Rhythm Nation, Part 2," it's the two songs that follow it on the RN1814 album.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

The main thing "If" has going for it is that psycho-intense filtering on the Supremes sample that turns it into some sort of android killing machine.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uh-oh. Woulda figured at least one of those two Janet songs in the top 10 - and I wouldn't have even been surprised at "What Have You Done" going top 5. Guess I really should've voted for more Janet tracks.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

So are any Janet songs gonna place top 10?

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aside from maybe "That's the Way Love Goes," I mean?

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Right now, it's looking like "If" is it for the top 10. Maybe "Pleasure Principal."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg, new (old?) pron title

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would love "Throb" or "What About" to place, but I think it's probably too late for that now.

prolego, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this going to turn into the Stevie Wonder poll all over again, with Innervisions (or, in this case, Thriller) taking up over half the top 10?

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see "Don't Stop Till Tou Get Enough" winning though.

prolego, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

The way these results have been going, it's too soon to make calls, but I'm starting to feel an "I Want You Back" triumph over "Billie Jean."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Billie Jean" didn't even win the Thriller poll: THRILLER POLL

i really think "Don't Stop" is gonna take it all, since it's kind of THE Off The Wall hit where most of the other big Michael/Janet albums will kind of have votes split between a bunch of different songs

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

when "PYT" wins I'm going to give you all such a look

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


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