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    Default How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Firstly I love Streetwalker, it's one of my favourite outtakes from any era and the vocal performance is fantastic (reminds me of TWYMMF) also I love how funky it is.

    With that being said, how was Streetwalker ever considered strong enough for Bad?
    I know the version we have (the 2001 special edition bonus track) is a mix done in 1988 while Michael was on tour but if I'm honest, it's not even my favourite demo from that era.

    The only thing I can think of, is there is at least one mix of the songs which reflects it's high status better, maybe my complete lyrics.
    If you compare Streetwalker in comparison to other up-tempo tracks on the record it loses to all par maybe Just Good Friends and possibly Speed Demon (although I love Speed Demon). Also it is really similar to The Way You Make Me Feel.

    There's my thoughts, what are yours?

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Well the story is Michael wanted Streetwalker on the album and Quincy wanted Another Part Of Me! they put it up for a vote and Another Part Of Me won.. I love both songs, but thinking of Bad without Another Part Of Me - I don't want to think about it lol
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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Streetwalker is fine, but it doesn't do much for me. I can't remember the last time I listened to it all the way through; it loses its muster after the second chorus. Another Part of Me stomps it into the dirt.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Imo, Streetwalker is a much better song than Speed Demon and Just Good Friends. It could have easily replaced any of those songs. To me it's the best outtake from the Bad era along with Cheater. Guess it's just different strokes for different folks

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Imo, Streetwalker is a much better song than Speed Demon and Just Good Friends. It could have easily replaced any of those songs. To me it's the best outtake from the Bad era along with Cheater. Guess it's just different strokes for different folks
    I totally agree with you, Streetwalker and Cheater are way better than Speed Demon

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Streetwalker is a one of the best outtakes. Of course I'm happy that Another Part of Me made it onto Bad in its place but I would happily take Streetwalker over Just Good Friends.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    A well deserved outtake.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    I don't dislike the song I've just always been shocked it nearly took the place of Another Part Of Me, which in my opinion, is one of the best and most funky cuts on the record.

    I do like Streetwalker and I love that funk

    I love these debates and hearing everyone's different opinions.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothCriminal1995 View Post
    I don't dislike the song I've just always been shocked it nearly took the place of Another Part Of Me, which in my opinion, is one of the best and most funky cuts on the record
    Yeah, Apom just had to be in the album. I just can't imagine a Bad tour without APOM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Imo, Streetwalker is a much better song than Speed Demon and Just Good Friends. It could have easily replaced any of those songs. To me it's the best outtake from the Bad era along with Cheater. Guess it's just different strokes for different folks
    Different strokes for different folks eh, Speed Demon Is in my MJ top 10 😎
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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hulkamaniac View Post
    Yeah, Apom just had to be in the album. I just can't imagine a Bad tour without APOM.
    Agreed. The real question is, had Streetwalker replaced APOM on the bad tour what would that live performance look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbsaber01 View Post
    Agreed. The real question is, had Streetwalker replaced APOM on the bad tour what would that live performance look like?
    Probably similar to The Way You Make Me Feel.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    I love Streetwalker, but I think having it on BAD would have ruined the flow of the album.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    Can someone please explain to me why people don’t like Just Good Friends? I LOVE his vocals on that song! I don’t understand why people dislike JGF over Streetwalker. Streetwalker is a good song, but I’m not sure if it would with the album’s flow.

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    Default Re: How was Streetwalker strong enough for Bad?

    ‘Streetwalker’ always struck me as the dark lyrical version of ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’.

    ‘Streetwalker’ was a very strong candidate for the ‘BAD’ album. MJ at one point was even planning a short film for that song (during the ‘BAD’ recording sessions).

    I think it was a good decision that ‘Streetwalker’ was eventually replaced in favor of ‘Another Part Of Me’.

    Finally, it is interesting that a part of the rhythmic melody of ‘Streetwalker’ was later used as the basis for the early version of the ‘Dangerous’ song.

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