This is not one the most fondly remembered songs on the album but Ive come to appreciate it more as I listen to it, especially the instrumentation at the start. Its quite a different song though, very haunting in way. Its about groupies and possibly Diana Ross who Jackson knew as a child. Princess Diana apparently said it was her favourite song too! Steve Stevens Billy Idol guitarist does the solo. I know most people here are rock fans mostly so this song may really appeal to alot of people though its not quite as strong as Bear It.
Smooth Criminal- One of the most famous songs on the album though not the best at all. The beat is really distinctive and the lyrics are very evokative. Very much superior to the lame AAF cover. Not as strong as tracks 1,2,7 and 9 but not much wrong here- 4. Leave Me Alone- This is actually a bonus track in order to entice people to buy the CD version of the album rather than the 10 track tape version.
It shows too in my opinion. Whilst it is enjoyable, its not really as strong as most of the other tracks on the album and feels abit dated in a way. The animated video however was one of the Jacksons best videos ever. Treat it as a bonus track and its good fun but Smooth Criminal is the strong closer- 3. I know I may seem quite generous in my ratings but these songs really do deserve them. There really arent many albums as enjoyable as Bad and I listen to alot of music- rock, jazz, pop, soul etc.
Id rank it 3rd out of Michael Jacksons solo albums behind Thriller and Dangerous possibly on a par with Dangerous actually. Now its about the 23 biggest seller I think. He wrote 9 of the 11 songs himself compared to about half of Thriller. Critically the album was mostly seen as a decent follow up to Thriller but not really as strong in the long term.
This is an opinion I agree with. It is a classic album and almost never puts a foot wrong but it just doesnt feel quite as good as Thriller and hit the same highs. It hasnt really dated much at all though as much of the 80s pop music has and contains more classics than most stars have in their Hits collection so in its own right it is actually a classic and an essential purchase to any serious music fan.
Everyone knows the man has become abit of a joke these days in his weird habits and biazarre look but there is a reason he is the biggest solo star of all time and second only to The Beatles as the biggest artist ever- he produced some of the best pop music ever.
The special edition also includes about 15 mins of the always aimable Quincy Jones discussing the album and its production. Another reason to rediscover this classic pop album. Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Incubus Light Grenades. The Jacksons Triumph. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
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