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    Default Re: Early configuration of Bad

    Replace Just Good Friends with Leave Me Alone and every song would be a hit single.

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    I love Just Good Friends.

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    Bad is borderline perfect. There's nothing you can do to make it any better than it is.

    If I had to make any changes, I'd probably revert some of the songs to the original 1987 mixes. The differences are mostly pretty minimal (e.g., "Bad" features more horns, "The Way You Make Me Feel" doesn't have ad-libs during the fade, "Dirty Diana" was about 10 seconds longer), but I just think they sound far, far better than the later reissued mixes. (I'd also figure out a way to cut those three beeps at the end of "The Way You Make Me Feel.")

    But even then, it's Michael's magnum opus (in my opinion). Don't touch it.

    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    Speaking of Just Good Friends one thing I don't understand is why Stevie Wonder's name wasn't written on the album tracklist. With a massive name like Stevie's you'd think the tracklist would have read ''Just Good Friends (Featuring Stevie Wonder)''
    I always wondered why Michael didn't include "featuring [name]" in track titles more often, especially when the names were massive musical presences. The only two times I can think of him doing so is with Paul McCartney and Janet.

    "This Time Around (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)" would've attracted MASSIVE attention in 1995.

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    Judging from the songs that didn't make the album I think it would have made a great double album as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JichaelMackson View Post
    Judging from the songs that didn't make the album I think it would have made a great double album as well.
    Agreed. Listening to songs like Loving You, Price of Fame, Don't Be Messin Round, Free, Abortion Papers, Fly Away, Cheater, Streetwalker tells me that Michael could have easily released a great double album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    Agreed. Listening to songs like Loving You, Price of Fame, Don't Be Messin Round, Free, Abortion Papers, Fly Away, Cheater, Streetwalker tells me that Michael could have easily released a great double album.
    And we haven't even heard Buffalo Bill, What You Do To Me, Tomboy, Make or Break, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    And we haven't even heard Buffalo Bill, What You Do To Me, Tomboy, Make or Break, etc.
    And Chicago 1945. That is the one track I am most interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    And we haven't even heard Buffalo Bill, What You Do To Me, Tomboy, Make or Break, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    And Chicago 1945. That is the one track I am most interested in.
    Throwing your life away :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by JichaelMackson View Post
    Throwing your life away :-P
    "Throwing Your Life Away" was from 1988 (so far as all the evidence indicates)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I will say however - the only song I might consider changing on BAD is Just Good Friends. - JGF could/should have been released either as a stand alone single or as a b-side on a single.
    ‘Just Good Friends’ should have never been released, neither on the ‘BAD’ album, nor in any other way (stand-alone single, B-side on a single, etc).

    As Quincy Jones also admitted, the ‘Just Good Friends’ song was a mistake, and it should have never been recorded, let alone been included on the ‘BAD’ album.

    The fact also that it was the only song from the album that it was not released at the time as a single also shows their big mistake for its inclusion on the album.

    Even when Stevie Wonder joined Michael Jackson on stage in Brisbane (on November 28th, 1987) during the BAD Tour, they avoided singing that duet song together.

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    Is Just Good Friends a ground breaking masterpiece that changes the way we look at music? Of course not. It's just a fun, feel good song. And that's why I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    Is Just Good Friends a ground breaking masterpiece that changes the way we look at music? Of course not. It's just a fun, feel good song. And that's why I love it.
    But that's the thing, why include a song like that when you have other stronger songs that could have replaced it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post

    Even when Stevie Wonder joined Michael Jackson on stage in Brisbane (on November 28th, 1987) during the BAD Tour, they avoided singing that duet song together.
    I'm pretty sure that's because Michael and his band never rehearsed Just Good Friends and they wouldn't have had time to put it in the setlist at the last minute. And in the 87 shows only 2 songs from the BAD album were performed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek1984 View Post
    And we haven't even heard Buffalo Bill, What You Do To Me, Tomboy, Make or Break, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    And Chicago 1945. That is the one track I am most interested in.
    Is it known which "B-Team"-demos were presented to Q & Bruce? Did Matt Forger ever mentioned this on one of Brads seminars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    Is Just Good Friends a ground breaking masterpiece that changes the way we look at music? Of course not. It's just a fun, feel good song. And that's why I love it.
    Watching the Bad 25 documentary last night, I’m surprised that the producers and people involved in the song were so negative talking about it? Like they thought it was bad but no one said anything.

    I don’t think the song’s bad, I like it, but I would’ve preferred Streetwalker.

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