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

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Fingers crossed "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" and "Wanna Be Startin' Something" are tied for 1st.

idg the love for "Wanna Be..." and never have. It's such a minor track in every way.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

pshhhhhh

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's an 800-percale tapestry of hooks.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i voted for "billie jean" and everything, don't get me wrong. didn't vote for "wanna be startin' something" but that's only because the poll was impossible

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually like the way this poll has turned out for the most part. Only gripes: Nasty too low, Stranger in Moscow way way too high (any placing would've been too high imo), and the weird praise Wanna Be... gets that vaults it way up lists like this. So, over all this poll rollout gets an A-.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, I haven't listened to The Velvet Rope a whole lot in the years since its release, so I'd forgotten about Empty. Great song! Thanks for reacquainting us, poll.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only half my ballot is going to place, so...B+/could do better.

seandalai, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only gripes: Nasty too low, Stranger in Moscow way way too high (any placing would've been too high imo), and the weird praise Wanna Be... gets that vaults it way up lists like this. So, over all this poll rollout gets an A-.

I mean, I am no fan of Motown-era Jacksons, but you don't hear me complaining about it.

... oh wait.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I need to memorise the style in these Michael videos and throw out all my clothes.

I voted all Janet, in part so I could hit the deadline, in part because I knew she'd be totally under-appreciated (true) and in part because I have become pretty sick of Michael after the past decade reading any sort of media at any time. But god damn if he didn't make some perfect records. I think I need to spend the rest of my life forgetting the horrible bullshit and just remembering the good times.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing how non-dated Billie Jean sounds even though it uses all sorts of quirky '80s production tricks and musical elements.

skip, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

4. Michael Jackson - Human Nature (443 points, 16 votes, 3 1st Place Votes) from Thriller, 1982

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

3. Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (449 points, 16 votes, 3 1st Place Votes) from Off The Wall, 1979

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit i need to leave for work in ten minutes plz hurry! or dont, and i'll have a nice surprise in the morning.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. Rockwell feat Michael Jackson - Somebody's Watching Me (5000 points, 48 votes 20 1st Place Votes)

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf these results are crazy!

i mean that in a good way.

except Thats the way love goes >> If

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't vote for "don't stop til you get enough," which i can't really defend. it's definitely the mj song that most immediately and consistently makes me want to dance. one time i was at a bakery and it came on and i had to suppress dancey vibes. then a dude came in and immediately started to dance up and down the narrow space in front of the counter. that dude otm.

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"human nature" was my #2 and is very beautiful.

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe "The Girl Is Mine" got #2, well done everyone

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf how did that not make #1

2 = Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
1 = I Want You Back

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now, Dan, we're not going to fight about this, ok?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

#2 Do The Bartman

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know what song I really, really like in spite of myself, is "They Don't Care About Us"

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay had a long day so without further ado...

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 & 2. Hold My Hand - Michael Jackson feat. Akon from some terrible fucking album except for that Yellow Magic Orchestra track which sort of rules actually, 2011

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know what song I really, really like in spite of myself, is "They Don't Care About Us"

― robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, February 24, 2012 4:42 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i almost voted for it, heard the non-"kick me kike me" edit a lot after MJ died and it grew on me

DNRIYHM NATION 1814 (some dude), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

no lie, "They Don't Care About Us" was one of the most thrilling parts of "This Is It" (the other being "Earth Song")

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still need to see that!

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously though i know this cover is actually hella old but this is great and also the video is wonderful - watch it!

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is killing me.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

C'mon mama say, mama saw, et al.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

2. Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (455 points, 16 votes) from Thriller, 1982

1. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (521 points, 17 votes, 3 1st Place Votes) from Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, 1969

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

SMH

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only predictable part of this poll

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to everyone that voted!

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want you back wins any ts ever.

― horseshoe, Sunday, September 9, 2007 1:56 PM (4 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i want you back wins all polls

― horseshoe, Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:07 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i want you back is the greatest song of all time so

― horseshoe, Monday, June 13, 2011 2:24 PM (8 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Best debut single by anyone, ever, in the history of everything.

Let A Man Come In And Do The Cop Porn (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

thank you, Jamie_ATP!

horseshoe, Friday, 24 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

ZERO #1 votes???????????????

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

My blind spot is the rest of y'alls deaf spot.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

your deaf spot is my def spot

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

horseshoe otm, even though "Don't Stop" was my #1 and I Want You Back wasn't my top J5 song

Big Mr. Guess U.S.A. Champion (crüt), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to glass-half-full today's results and thank voters for recognizing Janet's best single.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks, Jamie! My favorite poll in months.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 24 February 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesome Jamie, thanks (except that Say Say Say didn't make it)

Ismael Klata, Friday, 24 February 2012 22:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool poll, deserved winner

J0rdan S., Friday, 24 February 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks Jamie!
xp also bummed about no Say Say Say even though I forgot to vote for it

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

actually it's now striking me as amazing that "State of shock" placed but not "say say say" which is a better and more popular song

billstevejim, Friday, 24 February 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perfect 1-2. Good job.

clemenza, Friday, 24 February 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink


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