Wanna Be Starting Something has to be the most peculiar song I have ever heard in popular music. Is there even a chorus for the song? The song is so loose without a defining structure, it's just all over the place, in the best way possible. Guitar solo, bridge after bridge, choir parts, acapella parts, instrumental breaks. That song is in general one of the most peculiar songs in popular music that I have ever heard.
SoCav;4085488 said:I'd probably say In The Back
thiron;4085489 said:The first track that comes to my mind is "Shout".
Themidwestcowboy;4085493 said:Jam sounded soo different than the songs he had previously recorded prior to Dangerous. I remember playing Dangerous for the first time and I was just taken aback of how different it was compared to his earlier work. It was like he was talking but he wasn't, and the hornstabbs and the DJ scratching and the shattering glass and the Rap section. Wow. After Dangerous MJ made many type of Jam songs but back then it was a novelty coming from MJ.
Without a doubt "Little Susie". Everything about that song is unorthodox.
MineBlower;4085517 said:I'd say In The Closet, never heard anything like it really.
What an interesting thread! :yes: I immediately thought of Morphine.
I'd probably say In The Back
Totally agree to which I add Monkey Business, Scared of the Moon, Morphine, some others mentioned and so many others if not just about everything else.To be honest, I think a lot of Michael's self-written songs are nothing like what anyone else would write. He had a unique style.
There is no another Billie Jean, WBSS, Who Is It, TDCAU, WDAN, DSTYGE, Smooth Criminal, Little Susie, Heartbreak Hotel etc. etc. in pop music history.
Seriously, this track is totally awesome! So mysterious! The arrangement is so rich, the production is grand and innovative. What a song, if only he could release the full version.
Is there a full version?
Autumn II;4085555 said:Going waaaaay back. . . . For me, it's no contest. "Your Ways." I think it's on the Triumph album, 1980, by the Jacksons, with Michael doing the lead vocal. Written by Jackie. The vocals are almost entirely falsetto, and are intensely sad/grieving, and haunting. Instruments have that Motown horn section sound, with the vocals weaving in and around the horns, and there is somewhat of a "house" beat. It seems like a song of profound loss, and it blew me away the first time I heard it. It still does.
dewey;4085590 said:What an interesting thread! :yes: I immediately thought of Morphine.
Don91;4085903 said:I would have also said Morphine. And If You Dont Love Me always struck me as a rather unususal track in MJs catalogue.