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    Default What songs would you swap to another album?

    To me, I always feel like there is at least one song on each album that feels like it could have been on another. (Starting from Off The Wall) except for Blood on the Dancefloor and Invincible. Blood on the dancefloor, I think every new song fit perfectly and could never live anywhere else. With Invincible, the sound was so new and different, music had evolved away from New Jack Swing and I don't think any of it would fit on another album.

    These are not changes I would make, more like sounds that I hear. I feel like these songs are set apart from the rest on the album and could have found a home just as easily somewhere else.

    It's the Fallin in Love- sounds like some of his motown songs I think
    Wanna be Startin Something- Definitely sounds like Off The Wall to me, I did read it was intended to be at one point
    Beat It- Until I was in my 20's I actually thought this was on Bad
    Liberian Girl- Dangerous. Dangerous always had an international/exotic feel to it, I feel like it would fit on that album.
    Keep the Faith- The sound reminds me more of what we heard on Bad
    This Time Around- Have always felt that this sound fits with Dangerous so well!

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    Cool Re: What songs would you swap?

    Hey Lark :ciao:

    I first thought about 'unreleased' stuff when I read the title of the thread

    Now, I know you mean the 'flavours' to the song on each album.

    It's the Fallin in Love- sounds like some of his motown songs I think
    Wanna be Startin Something- Definitely sounds like Off The Wall to me, I did read it was intended to be at one point
    Beat It- Until I was in my 20's I actually thought this was on Bad
    Liberian Girl- Dangerous. Dangerous always had an international/exotic feel to it, I feel like it would fit on that album.
    Keep the Faith- The sound reminds me more of what we heard on Bad
    This Time Around- Have always felt that this sound fits with Dangerous so well!


    I would have loved to see 'Rock with you' on "Thriller". To me, fits with 'Beat it' and 'Billie Jean'.
    Indeed, funny thing is when I play the "Thriller" album I have to remind myself that 'Wanna be startin' Somethin' is ON "Thriller" and NOT on 'Off the wall. It really has that 'don't stop till you get enough' 'flavour'.
    'Beat it' on "BAD" :blink: Okay, they have the same theme but NAH, then 'Billie Jean' would feel 'lonely' on the "Thriller" album. :lol:
    Yeah, 'Keep the faith' is like in the lines of 'Man in the mirror' but I think ONE anthem an album is enough.
    'This time around' has to me on the HIStory album to fit the whole 'healing' process :sigh:

    I think that the demo songs on the Ultimate Collection are so 'underrated' and don't get the shine they deserve cause we are only so loyal to buy a box with only 14 new DEMO'S among 4 discs of music we already owned.

    'Sunset driver' has a "Dangerous" flavour to it.
    'Scared of the Moon' would get a spot in HIStory as it can be 'catalogued' as a story
    'Cheater' has "Dangerous' written all over it.
    'Monkey Business' has a "BAD" flavour.
    'Fall again' would fit "BOTD" perfectly for me cause I missed a SOUL song on that album
    'In the Back' is "HIStory" material.
    'Beautiful girl' would fit "BAD" I think.
    'The way you love me' would have a spot for "HIStory" to smooth the whole "anger" songs.
    'We've had enough' would have been COOL on "Invincible".

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    Default Re: What songs would you swap?

    Indeed, funny thing is when I play the "Thriller" album I have to remind myself that 'Wanna be startin' Somethin' is ON "Thriller" and NOT on 'Off the wall. It really has that 'don't stop till you get enough' 'flavour'.
    This is exactly what I mean, and I totally agree with that one! It's got that disco sound that Off the Wall has.

    'Beat it' on "BAD" Okay, they have the same theme but NAH, then 'Billie Jean' would feel 'lonely' on the "Thriller" album.
    True, I wouldn't actually swap this because I like the album the way it is. Maybe it's because I grew up listening to Weird Al sing "Eat It" and "Fat" on the same cassette tape, but I always felt like Bad and Beat it belonged together somehow!

    Yeah, 'Keep the faith' is like in the lines of 'Man in the mirror' but I think ONE anthem an album is enough
    :agree: I totally agree. Those two songs are like long lost siblings, they can never be together but they compliment still compliment each other! Like two sides of a coin

    [/QUOTE]'Scared of the Moon' would get a spot in HIStory as it can be 'catalogued' as a story
    'Cheater' has "Dangerous' written all over it.
    'Monkey Business' has a "BAD" flavour. [/QUOTE]

    Totally agreed! Scared of the Moon really reminds me of Little Susie, I wonder if it was ever between the two to put on the album? When I listen to Scared of the Moon, I always imagine the same little girl I imagine when I listen to Little Susie.

    That is interesting that you hear Dangerous in Sunset Driver, I sort of hear it two in an early incarnation of it. I hear Off The Wall more then anything, it's got a bit of that carefree disco sound.

    I feel like Thriller was the last album when he heard him sing like he had no cares in the world, he had this happy carefree sound in his voice... I hear in Bad and everything after like there is a weight in his heart. Do you hear this too?

    What is BOTD? Sorry I never did learn all the short forms of songs...

    Lark

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    Default Re: What songs would you swap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark0016 View Post
    This is exactly what I mean, and I totally agree with that one! It's got that disco sound that Off the Wall has.



    True, I wouldn't actually swap this because I like the album the way it is. Maybe it's because I grew up listening to Weird Al sing "Eat It" and "Fat" on the same cassette tape, but I always felt like Bad and Beat it belonged together somehow!



    :agree: I totally agree. Those two songs are like long lost siblings, they can never be together but they compliment still compliment each other! Like two sides of a coin
    'Scared of the Moon' would get a spot in HIStory as it can be 'catalogued' as a story
    'Cheater' has "Dangerous' written all over it.
    'Monkey Business' has a "BAD" flavour. [/QUOTE]

    Totally agreed! Scared of the Moon really reminds me of Little Susie, I wonder if it was ever between the two to put on the album? When I listen to Scared of the Moon, I always imagine the same little girl I imagine when I listen to Little Susie.

    That is interesting that you hear Dangerous in Sunset Driver, I sort of hear it two in an early incarnation of it. I hear Off The Wall more then anything, it's got a bit of that carefree disco sound.

    I feel like Thriller was the last album when he heard him sing like he had no cares in the world, he had this happy carefree sound in his voice... I hear in Bad and everything after like there is a weight in his heart. Do you hear this too?

    What is BOTD? Sorry I never did learn all the short forms of songs...

    Lark[/QUOTE]

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    Ahhh Blood on the Dancefloor... but there was no short film with Little Suzie was there? I have only seen the Tony Moran History lesson vid, is that the one?

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    Default Re: What songs would you swap?

    'Fall again' would fit "BOTD" perfectly for me cause I missed a SOUL song on that album
    Hmm for me, Blood on the Dance Floor has such an industrial sound, I sort of think Jam could find a sense of belonging there. But it's a bit different, being mostly remix.

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    Wasn't an early demo Keep The Faith written during the recording of the Bad album but Michael didn't like that version of it? Maybe that's why it sounds like it could have been on Bad

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    Come Together could have been on Bad. It was recorded in 87.

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    ^^ Agreed, I don't know why the used it on HIStory, I guess it was a filler? sounds mean but it was, I love it don't get me wrong but of course it belonged to BAD.

    I'd say Liberian Girl wouldn't fit anywhere else, I know the style Dangerous has fits it but I can't imagine BAD being my fave without Liberian Girl in it! I agree though with WSS and how it has that Off the Wall vibe and also I think Human Nature could've been part of BAD, I don't know it has that fresh, eclectic sound IMO.

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    Default Re: What songs would you swap?

    I dunno about swapping or anything, but I think HISTORY and BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR could have been essentially the same album.
    There were a few clunkers on History (little susie, for instance. HORRRRIBLE, BORING, etc.)

    Anyhoo, a better tracklisting for HISTORY (in which BOTDF never came out a year later).

    1.Scream
    2.They Don't Care About Us
    3.Stranger In Moscow
    4.This Time Around
    5.Ghosts
    6.Money
    7.D.S.
    8.Is It Scary
    9.You Are Not Alone
    10.Come Together
    11.Blood On The Dancefloor
    12.2 Bad
    13.Childhood
    14.Tablod Junkie
    15.History
    16.Smile

    Singles: Scream, Childhood, You Are Not Alone, Blood On The Dancefloor, They Don't Care About Us, Ghosts, Stranger In Moscow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    Come Together could have been on Bad. It was recorded in 87.
    Or if nothing else, a b-side to one of the singles.

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    Hmm, I always thought "This Place Hotel" (a.k.a. Heartbreak hotel) would've fitted better on one of Michael's albums, rather than the Jacksons' Triumph, because he did all the vocals (while the other family members did the percussion and Tito added a guitar solo). If I had to choose which album, I'd say "Bad", rather than "Off the wall". It's nature, to me, fit the Bad album the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerousSC View Post
    Hmm, I always thought "This Place Hotel" (a.k.a. Heartbreak hotel) would've fitted better on one of Michael's albums, rather than the Jacksons' Triumph, because he did all the vocals
    You've just described the majority of the Jacksons and Jackson 5 catalog of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark0016 View Post
    Ahhh Blood on the Dancefloor... but there was no short film with Little Suzie was there? I have only seen the Tony Moran History lesson vid, is that the one?

    Lark
    Bahahaha I was WAY to tired when I wrote this! Obviously, yes, I've seen the "Suzie + Me" Blood on the Dancefloor short film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MjsLovelyOne88 View Post
    ^^ Agreed, I don't know why the used it on HIStory, I guess it was a filler? sounds mean but it was, I love it don't get me wrong but of course it belonged to BAD.

    I think Human Nature could've been part of BAD, I don't know it has that fresh, eclectic sound IMO.
    It was an interesting choice, because of course half of HIStory was a "Best of" collection. In a way it might have made it onto the other disc, but then at the same time didn't belong there because it wasn't on Bad and wasn't one of his greatest hits. It's true it could have had a home on Bad, but once more I'm happy it ended up the way it did. Bad was right to be all knew work, no covers.

    I never thought about that before, but now that you mention it, I do hear what you mean about Human nature.

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