Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Jackson Family's Top 142 Songs Ranked (Disc Three)


Don't think of the scores as a grading system, e.g. 7/10 = 70% = C-. Here, 70% means that the song is better than 70% of all other possible music. And don't @ me. There's a lot of awful music; I've written over 300 songs.

102. Janet Jackson, "Would You Mind" (2001) 7.9/10
She used to just sit them in a chair, but one guy pulled a "Trump" and refused to let go.


101. The Jacksons, "One More Chance" (1984) 7.9/10
Randy on the track, but one of Michael's and Janet's favs.

100. The Jacksons, "Be Not Always" (1984) 8.0/10
"Mothers cry, babies die helplessly in arms While rockets fly and research lies in progress to become" Top Michael, and co-written by Marlon.

99. Jermaine Jackson, "Daddy’s Home" (1972) 8.05/10
Jermaine Jackson and the Jackson 5!


98. Michael Jackson, "She’s Out of My Life" (1979) 8.1/10
The second song, on disc three, to feature a tearful MJ.

97. The Jackson 5, "Who’s Loving You" (1969) 8.1/10
The hat! And "down, back, three, up, two, three, stop" for my dancers.


96. The Jacksons, "Show You the Way to Go" (1976) 8.13/10

Post-Motown Mike with RANDYYYYY!


95. Janet Jackson, "Pleasure Principle" (1986) 8.14/10
In a parallel universe, she's the king of pop.


94. Michael Jackson, "Heal the World" (1991) 8.14/10
"make it a better place . . ."

93. The Jackson 5, "Up on the House Top" (1970) 8.15/10
You don't need logs, throw this in the fireplace this Christmas.

92. The Jackson 5, "Frosty Snowman" (1970) 8.15/10
These songs existed before the J5 . . . right? Maybe?

91. The Jackson 5, "Santa Claus Coming" (1970) 8.15/10
It's a complete Christmas, and their fourth album in just over a year . . . .

90. The Jacksons, "Everybody" (1980) 8.16/10
Off the Wall continued.


89. The Jacksons, "Blame it on the Boogie" (1978) 8.16/10
If it's on, we sangin' AND dancin'.  Iono, blame it on the boogie.


88. The Jacksons, "She" (1989) 8.16/10
Aaron Hall, Teddy Riley, but it's The Jacksons. And it's two decades post-"Diana Ross presents."


87. Janet Jackson, "Truth" (2001) 8.16/10
"Guess without you
My little life was nothing
But don't sweat it
Let's say we disagree so
Arguing ain't necessary cause
We both have out whole lives left to live
We're both consumed with jealousy
But the truth can set you free
Don't act like you don't know the truth
Cause deep down in your heart you do
Let it go
Ooh child Things are gonna get easier
Ooh child thing will be bright cause
Truth will set you free"

86. The Jackson 5, "If I Don’t Love You This Way" (1974) 8.17/10
Now introducing the intro to the chorus before the verse before the pre-chorus before the chorus.


85. Janet Jackson, "Funny How Time Flies" (1986) 8.17/10
Janet by Janet, seven years before janet.


84. Michael Jackson, "Who is It" (1991) 8.17/10
"I can't take it cause I'm lonelaayy"

83. Michael Jackson, "Break of Dawn" (2001) 8.17/10
This beautiful song marked the beginning of the end when a 2001 release led to scant airplay on adult contemporary stations.


Come back for disc four!
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