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    Default Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    You could say that he would have never released something if he was disappointed with it. But people's opinions change over time, and many artists have been disappointed with some material they put out. So did Michael have a song he ended up not liking that much after he released it?


    I don't think he hated it, but I remember an interview from 2001 where he said that he was frustrated with Wanna Be Startin Somethin' because he could never get the song to sound like the way it sounded in his head.

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Good question mate.
    I remember being shocked when I first read Moonwalk, that Mike wasn't satisfied with some songs on Thriller The Girl Is Mine and WBBS.
    I recall he wasn't satisfied with some of the tracks on Triumph, Walk Right Now and Everybody. I'm sure Michael said something like those songs didn't have Quincy's richness to them. That was in Moonwalk too

    It would be interesting to see on what MJ's thoughts were about his post Thriller career

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Interesting… Michael performed WBSS in every tour he did, so apparently he did like the song, but was unsatisfied with the way it sounded on the record… would be interesting to compare the studio version with the live version, to see what he changed…

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piek View Post
    Interesting… Michael performed WBSS in every tour he did, so apparently he did like the song, but was unsatisfied with the way it sounded on the record… would be interesting to compare the studio version with the live version, to see what he changed…
    The live version doesn't always sound the same. And maybe the reason for that is because Michael wasn't satisfied with it? He kept tweaking it until he found a version he was happy with. But he could never find anything

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Michael Jackson was disappointed with many of his songs after he released them.

    The ‘BAD’ album is a clear example: after the album’s original release, he kept making alterations, slight changes and improvements to songs from that album because he was not satisfied with how they sounded on the original album’s release.

    That is why the ‘BAD’ album exists in several different versions.

    Also, at one point in 2005, when he was in the recording studio, he expressed to American journalist Geraldo Rivera his disappointment about the fact that certain things should have been in his songs after these songs’ release.

    There is also the matter of sound glitches that must have made the singer feel disappointed after the songs were released (such as, ‘Give In To Me’, ‘Don’t Walk Away’, ‘Jam’, etc).

    Also, he apparently was disappointed with the dated, new jack swing sound of his ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ song when it came out in 1997.

    This explains why he decided to give it a rockier edge when he performed it in 1997 during the HIStory Tour.

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Michael Jackson was disappointed with many of his songs after he released them.

    The ‘BAD’ album is a clear example: after the album’s original release, he kept making alterations, slight changes and improvements to songs from that album because he was not satisfied with how they sounded on the original album’s release.

    That is why the ‘BAD’ album exists in several different versions.

    Also, at one point in 2005, when he was in the recording studio, he expressed to American journalist Geraldo Rivera his disappointment about the fact that certain things should have been in his songs after these songs’ release.

    There is also the matter of sound glitches that must have made the singer feel disappointed after the songs were released (such as, ‘Give In To Me’, ‘Don’t Walk Away’, ‘Jam’, etc).

    Also, he apparently was disappointed with the dated, new jack swing sound of his ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ song when it came out in 1997.

    This explains why he decided to give it a rockier edge when he performed it in 1997 during the HIStory Tour.
    Where do you get this info from? It seems like a lot of is opinion, unless you have access to things that we all don't?

    Also, why do you refer to him so formally all the time "Michael Jackson", "the singer".

    Just questions, no hate intended

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamBa17 View Post
    Where do you get this info from? It seems like a lot of is opinion, unless you have access to things that we all don't?

    Also, why do you refer to him so formally all the time "Michael Jackson", "the singer".

    Just questions, no hate intended
    It is mj_frenzy... his/her posts are all the same style, he/she has every information of Michael, I believe he/she know exact dates and times even when MJ farted :D :D LoL... I´m sorry, but I´m sooo bored about his/her "statements" :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubyss View Post
    It is mj_frenzy... his/her posts are all the same style, he/she has every information of Michael, I believe he/she know exact dates and times even when MJ farted :D :D LoL... I´m sorry, but I´m sooo bored about his/her "statements" :D
    he/she knew MJ in person. afaik he/she mentioned that a while ago.


    no idea how true that is.
    MJ fan since 1991 <3

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    he/she knew MJ in person. afaik he/she mentioned that a while ago.


    no idea how true that is.


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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Michael Jackson was disappointed with many of his songs after he released them.

    The ‘BAD’ album is a clear example: after the album’s original release, he kept making alterations, slight changes and improvements to songs from that album because he was not satisfied with how they sounded on the original album’s release.

    That is why the ‘BAD’ album exists in several different versions.

    Also, at one point in 2005, when he was in the recording studio, he expressed to American journalist Geraldo Rivera his disappointment about the fact that certain things should have been in his songs after these songs’ release.

    There is also the matter of sound glitches that must have made the singer feel disappointed after the songs were released (such as, ‘Give In To Me’, ‘Don’t Walk Away’, ‘Jam’, etc).

    Also, he apparently was disappointed with the dated, new jack swing sound of his ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ song when it came out in 1997.

    This explains why he decided to give it a rockier edge when he performed it in 1997 during the HIStory Tour.
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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanGerouS- View Post
    he/she knew MJ in person. afaik he/she mentioned that a while ago.

    no idea how true that is.
    I don't think he has ever mentioned anything like this, on the forum.
    Please, let's keep the conversation focused on Michael instead of other members.

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    I think Michael's dissatisfaction with some songs can be taken another way. He admitted that he was a perfectionist and that he didn't like to "settle" for anything. He always wondered if a song could be better and liked to continue to work on it and change it up. To me, it's just the way he worked, even if it may have been frustrating to some of the people he collaborated with. As someone who heard an entire song in his head and then attempted to pass on what he heard to others so they could replicate it, I have no doubt that sometimes what was actually produced fell short of what Michael first imagined. It's not really disappointment, in my book....it's the downside of being a genius and a visionary.

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Questions like this would have been great if journalist had asked MJ while he was alive. Questions about his art and the creative proces - and the after proces.
    But the stupid media asked into allegations, plastic surgery and all stupid rumors regardig MJ.

    No one really asked MJ all the interesting questions while he was live - and now we will never know.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago. :)

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Yes, I think he was said not to like a few of his songs. The guy was a perfectionist, which is why most of his songs were fire.

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    Default Re: Was Michael ever disappointed with any songs he released?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    Questions like this would have been great if journalist had asked MJ while he was alive. Questions about his art and the creative proces - and the after proces.
    But the stupid media asked into allegations, plastic surgery and all stupid rumors regardig MJ.

    No one really asked MJ all the interesting questions while he was live - and now we will never know.

    The closest thing we ever got to getting interviews about his music was the 1993 Mexico Deposition, and the 1994 Dangerous deposition. Sadly it had to happen in a court room because some crazy people tried to sue Michael because they claimed he stole music from them. Michael won all the cases btw

    And I love how we learn things that we never would have learned from regular interviews. Like how the song Dangerous came from Streetwalker
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