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  • Tabloid junkie

    5 38.46%
  • Scream

    8 61.54%
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    Default Tabloid junkie or scream

    Let’s see who wins

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    Default Re: Tabloid junkie or scream

    This is harder than I thought it would be.. I'm leaning more towards Scream because the verses are more intelligible

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    Default Re: Tabloid junkie or scream

    'Tabloid Junkie' is another descendent of 'Startin' Somethin' - in the way that Michael spouts off random one-liners.

    I also feel that the verses evolved from 'In The Back'...

    It's all about the pre chorus and chorus for me. It somehow manages to be catchy with a pop appeal, despite being tragic overall. It's slinky and fast paced (maybe one of the fastest?) with a frenzied intro, which intensifies in the reprise. The swirling strings bring that 'Billie Jean' drama and deepness to it.

    Michael's vocals range from inaudible splutter, to clear youthful anger.

    I guess the beat-boxing during the primetime interview in '95 is the closest we got to a performance? It was a great example of how the song was structured. Almost like an audio x ray.

    Jam & Lewis did a great job. It was new jack swing, but they pushed it further. Working with Janet for so long, the backing vocals have her sensibilities and style. This also could have worked as a duet..

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    Default Re: Tabloid junkie or scream

    Tabloid Junkie for me

    An incredible song with such depth, in terms of music, lyrics and layers. Love when MJ comes out back to the wall fighting strong

    I do love Scream, brilliant duet between Mike and Janet. The short film was nothing short of a masterpiece

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    Default Re: Tabloid junkie or scream

    I chose "Tabloid Junkie" for the 'special style' really! Hard to decipher lyrics so you need to look them up lol. Love the Beat too!

    We exactly chose 'fave' songs because of the message it brings and if the rhythm is quite catchy.

    My choice for Tabloid Junkie is both


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    Default Re: Tabloid junkie or scream

    Tabloid Junkie is among the best-written pop songs ever. It's so concise and perfectly structured. It, unfortunately, described Michael's demise, which makes it even more of a standout.

    (I dislike the news intro though!)

    "But in your presence I am lost for words... words like..."

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