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

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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

My dentist had 'Black or White' on earlier, I think that was a sign.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plenty more from Off the Wall to come, I think (hope). Maybe more than from Thriller?

Jeff W, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went to an office birthday party today and "PYT" was playing on the stereo, goddamn i love that song

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are at least 4 songs from Thriller guaranteed to show up later, i seriously doubt that many from Off The Wall will place this high

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno how anyone could listen to PYT and not be creeped out by it

erotic war comedy pollster (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, unless you are receptive to an awesome song full of great hooks.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i was actually gonna say it's amazing that "PYT" hasn't been tainted at all by MJ's later life, at least not for me

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Stop" and "Rock With You" are shoo-ins at least.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

no doubt. but so are "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" and "Human Nature" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'."

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait so "Miss You Much" isn't going to place?

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i honestly have no idea, seems like a 50/50 shot at this point

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Miss You Much" is totally a top 20 song, come on

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah I mean you'd think it's a given

bold prediction: I think "Beat It" won't make this poll

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're probably right, but i'd be more confident if i hadn't cut it from my ballot at the last minute (xpost)

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

euler you crazy

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Miss You Much" is my least favorite RN single :(

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love "Beat It" but it's a lot harder for me to separate from the hype when it was new than any other MJ song. plus the video while classic is also hilariously lame: Michael as killer is such a bad look.

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is a very weird image to take away from the "Beat It" video

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

were the knifes just for cutting salad?

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

(avoiding a circumcision joke)

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Michael didn't have a knife!

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

he looked so lame in that vdeo that every teenager in america tried to copy his outfit for years

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

like the entire story of the video was "Michael wanders around town singing to himself before showing up at a rumble to stop it with choreographed dance", I am not quite sure how that translates to "Michael as killer"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the bigger question is "which Paul duet cracked the top 20?"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought he had a knife! it's been years. & it is true that the look was popular. but I dunno: I'll retreat to the view that "Michael wanders around town singing to himself before showing up at a rumble to stop it with choreographed dance" is hilariously lame

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw I voted for "Ben"

Euler, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's the video for reference: http://youtu.be/meT2eqgDjiM

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

some really rong things being said about "beat it" itt. the choreography in that video is my favorite MJ choreography ever. on those turns, he looks like he's about to take flight. also one of the songs that took on new resonance for me after his death; i had never noticed how sad the lyrics are before. it was my top-placing Thriller song.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's my challop: I only started being able to listen to "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" without turning it off in disgust last year. It is easily my least favorite of Janet's classic period and good bit worse than some of her later not-so-classic-period singles (particularly "Feedback" and "All Nite (Don't Stop)")

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suspect this might be the only poll where most of my ballot is in the top 20. Didn't vote for 'Beat It.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't need to turn "love will never do" off but i have no particular attachment to it, either. the song itself was sort of overshadowed by the video and boobs! and different-looking-nose! iirc

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i should have done an all-janet ballot. i hope she's not blocked out of the top 10.

horseshoe, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

"love will never do" is the first janet song i remember as a current hit single during the period that i was gradually becoming actively engaged with popular music as a child. i had a conversation with my step-sister about how she thought they were saying something like "rockaway choo choo" at the end of the song.

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink


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