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    Default Jackson family battle: Michael vs. Janet (battle over)

    We haven't had one of these in a while, and since we've never had any battles involving any Jacksons I figured why not. Each bracket is one Michael song vs. a Janet song. This might end up with the last two songs being either one or the other, but we'll see.

    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    1b) When I Think of You

    2a) Rock With You
    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller
    3b) Rhythm Nation

    4a) Beat It
    4b) Miss You Much

    5a) Billie Jean
    5b) Escapade

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel
    6b) Love Will Never Do (Without You)


    7a) Smooth Criminal
    7b) That's The Way Love Goes

    8a) Man in the Mirror
    8b) Together Again

    The video links probably aren't at all necessary for Michael, but hey, his videos are kind of fun.
    Last edited by Taumpy; 10 Aug 2010 at 12:48 PM. Reason: round update

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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller

    4b) Miss You Much

    5a) Billie Jean

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel


    7b) That's The Way Love Goes

    8b) Together Again

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    1b) When I Think of You

    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller

    4b) Miss You Much

    5a) Billie Jean

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel

    7a) Smooth Criminal

    8a) Man in the Mirror

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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller

    4a) Beat It

    5a) Billie Jean

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel

    7a) Smooth Criminal

    8b) Together Again

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    We pick the one we want to see in the next round, right?

    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller

    4b) Miss You Much

    5a) Billie Jean

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel

    7a) Smooth Criminal

    8a) Man in the Mirror
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    Quote Originally posted by Myrnalene View post
    We pick the one we want to see in the next round, right?
    Yes.

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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    3a) Thriller

    4a) Beat It

    5a) Billie Jean

    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel

    7a) Smooth Criminal

    8a) Man in the Mirror
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    2b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    3a) Thriller
    4a) Beat It
    5a) Billie Jean
    6a) The Way You Make Me Feel
    7a) Smooth Criminal
    8a) Man in the Mirror

    I really don't see Janet having any chance at all against Michael. Her best songs are better than some of her brother's worse songs, but he's just way too far ahead of her otherwise.


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    Quote Originally posted by parzival View post
    I really don't see Janet having any chance at all against Michael. Her best songs are better than some of her brother's worse songs, but he's just way too far ahead of her otherwise.
    In terms of this battle, I never actually expected Janet to win. But I can't agree with you. Michael, at his best, did better than Janet ever did, however I think over the course of their two careers (assuming your just talking solo stuff. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons might put Michael over the edge. It's arguable.), Janet's overall body of work is better than Michael's. He had two excellent albums, and a couple of good singles otherwise. She was good from Control until All For You. (86-01). Whether you can give that credit to Janet herself, or Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, I don't know. You can make the same argument for Michael and Quincy Jones, though. ETA: Of course, in terms of just singles, Michael blows Janet out of the water.


    1b) When I Think of You

    2a) Rock With You

    3a) Thriller

    4b) Miss You Much

    5a) Billie Jean

    6b) Love Will Never Do (Without You)

    7a) Smooth Criminal

    8a) Man in the Mirror
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    Quote Originally posted by Taumpy View post
    In terms of this battle, I never actually expected Janet to win. But I can't agree with you. Michael, at his best, did better than Janet ever did, however I think over the course of their two careers (assuming your just talking solo stuff. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons might put Michael over the edge. It's arguable.), Janet's overall body of work is better than Michael's. He had two excellent albums, and a couple of good singles otherwise. She was good from Control until All For You. (86-01). Whether you can give that credit to Janet herself, or Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, I don't know. You can make the same argument for Michael and Quincy Jones, though. ETA: Of course, in terms of just singles, Michael blows Janet out of the water.
    AGREED, although Janet has had a few stunners on her more recent albums. "I want you" from Damita Jo was a stunner and she's had some fantastic sunny tracks on Discipline and 20 Y.O. that went unnoticed. But I cannot deny that some of Michael's singles are heaven in a bridge.

    1a. When I think of you

    2a. Rock With You

    3b. Rhythm Nation

    4b. Miss You Much

    5a. Billie Jean

    6b. Love Will Never Do (Without You)

    7b. That's the Way Love Goes

    8b. Together Again

    JANET STAN

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    Round 2:

    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Thriller
    2b) Miss You Much

    3a) Billie Jean
    3b) The Way You Make Me Feel

    4a) Smooth Criminal
    4b) Man in the Mirror

    Uh-oh. Things are looking dark for Janet already. (Panther, I'm glad someone voted for Rhythm Nation. It pained me to vote against that song. But putting it against Thriller, what can you do?)
    Taumpy: Oh noes, you aren't a super powerful wave of destruction.
    Panther Squad: It's true! My scythe does not shorn the biomonsters in great swaths like it ought!

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    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Thriller

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    Aw geez.

    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Thriller

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal

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    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2b) Miss You Much

    3b) The Way You Make Me Feel

    4b) Man in the Mirror


    I feel like a blue in a red state...
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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2a) Thriller

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal

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    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2b) Miss You Much

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal

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    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Thriller

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal
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    1b) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Thriller (really really wanted to vote for Janet here but just... couldn't.)

    3a) Billie Jean

    4a) Smooth Criminal


    And this will go to round three sometime tomorrow.

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    1a) Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

    2a) Thriller

    3b) The Way You Make Me Feel

    4b) Man in the Mirror




    Almost forgot to vote

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    Round 3!

    1a) What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    1b) Thriller

    2a) Billie Jean
    2b) Smooth Criminal

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    1a) What Have you Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Billie Jean
    comcast guy - m4m - 18 (nb)
    seem like we had that connection when we looked at each other
    you had a blue shirt on nice asss,dought you will see this but dosnt hurt to try, but id love to play with you. tell me what you where fixing, or the street name,or describe me.

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    1b) Thriller

    2a) Billie Jean

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    1a) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Billie Jean

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    1a) What Have You Done For Me Lately?

    2b) Smooth Criminal
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    1b) Thriller

    2b) Smooth Criminal

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    1b) Thriller

    2a) Billie Jean
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    1a) What Have you Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Billie Jean

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    1a) What Have you Done For Me Lately?

    2a) Billie Jean

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    Final round! Yay, Janet made it!

    What Have You Done For Me Lately?
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    Billie Jean

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    What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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    You know, I never could have predicted this showdown. Regardless:

    What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    comcast guy - m4m - 18 (nb)
    seem like we had that connection when we looked at each other
    you had a blue shirt on nice asss,dought you will see this but dosnt hurt to try, but id love to play with you. tell me what you where fixing, or the street name,or describe me.

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    Billie Jean.

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    2a) Billie Jean

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    Billie Jean
    In the land of the blind, the one-arm man is king.

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    What Have You Done For Me Lately.

    Just because it's Janet's.
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    Billie Jean
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    Billie Jean (Sorry Janet. )

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    Well, I'd say it's official. Michael wins. (and I called Billie Jean winning in round 2, though IMO it's not his best song.)
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    Quote Originally posted by Taumpy View post
    (and I called Billie Jean winning in round 2, though IMO it's not his best song.)
    What do you think is?
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    It's not his best song, but it is a very pivotal one as far as his career goes and so has been cemented in people's minds. The distinctive bass, the unveiling of the moonwalk in his first televised performance of it, and of course, its link to the Pepsi commercials that set in motion his addiction to pain killers.

    Billie Jean both made and destroyed him, in a way.

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    I would say Thriller, though I may be very influenced (perhaps unfairly) by the video. It's definitely debatable, as at least in one sense (how well the sound/production of the songs have aged) Billie Jean does win out.
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    Who wants to host Jermaine Jackson vs Reenie Jackson or Randy Jackson?
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