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

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This feels like the first real challop in this poll (or maybe I'm the one being challopy).

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah, "Stranger in Moscow" is terrific, made my ballot

Euler, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's kind of boring

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's nothing obviously "Michael Jackson" about it, though. meh.

eh, dude, the rhythm of the song is pretty michael jackson, and the way the rest of the song seems to phase in out of nowhere? way exquisite

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

18. Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror (170 points, 8 votes) from Bad, 1987

Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

17. Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle (176 points, 7 votes) from Control, 1986

Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only learned to love "The Pleasure Principle" in the last five years, particularly the remix.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"pleasure principle" is my favorite janet song that is not "if"

every time i hear it is like hearing it for the first time

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"pleasure principle" is my favorite janet song that is not "if"

^^^

prolego, Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, "stranger in moscow" was on my ballot at #20 but i can't believe it placed so high!

horseshoe, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3 the video for "pleasure principle"

horseshoe, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

"pleasure principle" was my #4

horseshoe, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

16. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (180 points, 8 votes) from Bad, 1987

Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

15. Rebbie Jackson - Centipede (206 points, 8 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Centipede, 1984

Jamie_ATP, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hold on, 'Smooth Criminal' way down here?! Only eight votes out of 27?!

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

these polls always throw up at least one incredible song that i'm amazed i've never heard; 'centipede' was it this time.

second only to popcorn (or something), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't even know there WAS a Rebbie Jackson

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

NICE

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

My reaction to this pair:

Smooth Criminal TOO LOW
Centipede THIS SONG RULES HOW CAN PEOPLE NOT KNOW ABOUT IT

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd never heard of "Centipede" before people started talking about it on the prepoll thread.

seandalai, Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rebbie Jackson is actually Condoleeza Rice rite

Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

14. Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You (214 points, 8 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Control, 1986

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

13. Michael Jackson - Off The Wall (235 points, 10 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Off The Wall, 1979

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

best michael track.

prolego, Friday, 24 February 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

man. i voted "off the wall" but i should have voted it higher.

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow Stranger In Moscow.. always been a fave of mine.

piscesx, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

12. Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes (240 points, 9 votes) from janet., 1993

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

11. Michael Jackson - PYT (Pretty Young Thing) (240 points, 10 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Thriller, 1982

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn it, janet. sorry

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit.. its gettin heated

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really hoped #11 and #12 would have made it to the top 10

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

pyt really is just about the best thing EVER.

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok if PYT made it, Beat It obv is also gonna

expected more J5, not that my ballot helped with that

Euler, Friday, 24 February 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesomeness all around yet again today. Really shocked "Smooth Criminal" landed outside the top 10.

I guess this means I can stop holding out hope for the as-awesome-as-"Centipede"-in-my-opinion "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it heretical to claim Robert Palmer's cover of "Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming" is superior?

Nope.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's just a great song, in either version. Same with "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

For a while the guy had impeccable pitch for electrosoul.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

"that's the way love goes" was my top janet track. :( TOO LOW

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it a coincidence that the vibraphone beat in "Empty" reminds me Peter Gabriel's "San Jacinto"?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would like to thank this thread for making me listen to lots of Janet Jackson again, because sometimes I forget even though the "Miss You Much" cassingle was the first music thing I ever owned and I made my cousins all learn the "Rhythm Nation" dance

all the other twinks with their fucked up dicks (billy), Friday, 24 February 2012 05:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad to see "Centipede" (my #1) and "Stranger in Moscow" (my #6) made it so high. "Stranger in Moscow" was the last time I was really moved by a MJ song, I think it's just a brilliant slow tune without the theatrics that mar some of his other ballads. And "Centipede" is just a mindblowing, disturbing-in-its-sexiness/sexy-in-its-disturbedness beast of a tune. The off-kilter beat, the wtf lyrics, Rebbie's histrionic performance, they all meld together to push this one to the next level. Everyone should get a hold of the 12" extended version of "Centipede", by the way, it works even better than the shorter version.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha, glad to see centipede and blame it on the boogie make the cut, didn't vote but very fond of those tunes

buzza, Friday, 24 February 2012 07:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never heard of "Centipede" before this poll! (In fact, I wasn't even aware that Rebbie made records.) Will check it out at the weekend.

Jeff W, Friday, 24 February 2012 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't even know there WAS a Rebbie Jackson

― Artful Dodderer (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:33 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

prediction time!

Locks?:
I Want You Back
If
Beat It
Wanna Be Starting Something
Billie Jean
Miss You Much
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

Guesswork:
Nasty
Human Nature
Together Again

???

At a point there I just started clutching at straws. The Jackson fam are so great that lol there could be a totally different 10 from them.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think "Miss You Much" might have missed the poll at this point. "Rock With You" is a lock.

prolego, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Can You Feel It" hasn't appeared yet, that one must be in the top 10.

I'm hoping "Together Again" will place (it was the top Janet tune in my ballot), but I kinda fear it's too positive a song for ILM to love it.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it'll place, actually. I didn't vote for it, but "Together Again" is an ILX kinda tune.

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Together Again was another song from TVR I dropped :( I just thought it was the other big Janet single for people to get behind other than like Black Cat or oh shit Twenty Fourplay why didn't I vote for that, I love 24P! I guess All For You maybe has a chance too?

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


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