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

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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

I dunno, ILM usually doesn't love that kind of unabashedly sunny and cheerful tunes. I'll be happy to be proven wrong, though.

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

(x-post)

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

"Together Again" def won't be in the top 10, but it's not because of whatever dumbass theory you have about ILM being too negative to appreciate it, you dope

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Together Again is about the death of a friend, not exactly unabashedly sunny and cheerful

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I meant sonically, not lyrically.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 from Thriller
2 from Off The Wall
3 by Janet
1 by Jackson 5

gospodin simmel, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd love You Rock My World, but no way is it outpointing Smooth Criminal. Black or White has maybe a slightly better chance, but ditto really.

I thought Darling Dear would show, but maybe that's just me.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 by The Jacksons, no way "Can You Feel It" isn't in the top 50.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

so I agree with hoy hoy, just replace Nasty (which placed already) with Rock With You.

gospodin simmel, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

gospodin otm

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my bad on Nasty

did a 50-11 get posted?

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can You Feel It VS Together Again?

gospodin simmel, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've never even heard of "can you feel it," it's not gonna be in the top 10. "centipede" was the last curveball.

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

pffft this poll is made for a curveball or four. like i wonder how many of you also voted for ilx-favourite busta ft. janet

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol as if

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Human Nature" is the one you had down as a maybe that's a lock btw

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've never even heard of "can you feel it," it's not gonna be in the top 10. "centipede" was the last curveball.

Er, what? Is this a joke? "Can You Feel It" is like the best-known The Jacksons tune there is (alongside "Blame It on the Boogie") + the classic video will probably help it get high points + Madonna stole the bassline for "Material Girl" + The Tamperer sampled it for "Feel It".

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

the only video i've ever seen from '80s Jacksons is "Torture"

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

it looks like it did WAY better on european charts than in the u.s., though, so that's probably where our disconnect is stemming from. still don't think it'll place.

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The best known Jacksons song in the states is "Shake Your Body...," Tuomas.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay... But "Can You Feel It" really played a lot on MTV. My family didn't get MTV until 1990, and I still saw it there several times.

(xx-post)

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

you realize you didn't grow up with the same MTV as most of the rest of us, though, right

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, okay, maybe there really is some kind of Europe/US disconnect here? MTV Europe certainly loved that tune.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Can You Feel It" is like the best-known The Jacksons tune there is


Chart (1981) Peak position
Dutch Singles Chart 2
UK Singles Chart 6
US Billboard Hot 100 77
US Billboard R&B 30

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

(xpost)

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ummm Tuomas fyi Europe in itself has many seperate MTVs.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think it's a draw between "Can You Feel It" and "Shake Your Body."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's weird... I wonder why it was so much more popular in here than over there?

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost I knew the former well before being exposed to the latter.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ummm Tuomas fyi Europe in itself has many seperate MTVs.

Not until the late 90s, IIRC. Certainly not when I started watching it.

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

hell I hadn't heard "Lovely One" until two years ago.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

In late seventies America the Jacksons weren't a major pop force; the success of Off The Wall eclipsed his bros' records.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit yeah 1997... which is when i started paying attention to music and videos and whatever. Did they just show everything in English then or were there shows in Finnish shown in Greece etc. etc.?

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did they just show everything in English then or were there shows in Finnish shown in Greece etc. etc.?

It was just one English language MTV for the whole Europe. It was produced in Britain, though many of the hosts were from other countries.

Tuomas, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess it was just vids+beavus and butthead/real word repeats at the time

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

10. Janet Jackson - Miss You Much (248 points, 10 votes) from Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, 1989

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

9. The Jacksons - Can You Feel It (249 points, 11 votes, 1 1st Place Vote) from Triumph, 1980

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

also "Miss You Much" is SUCH A FUCKING JAM

lol I had typoed "HAM", I might start saying that now ("ooh watch out, that's my HAM")

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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