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Riptide
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I've chilled out to Sade many times, and Smooth Operator doesn't get much more chill than this, but one of Michael Jackson't songs(and video) is Smooth Criminal. It's very tough, but I'm going with Sade. Then again with my ADD kicking in I will probably change my mind again....tsk tsk.
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I'm going with the Alien Ant Farm version of Smooth Criminal
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I'll take Smooth Criminal
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Devolution here,

MJ. All the time, every time.

WE are DEVO

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Sade for me...
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I vote for Sade.

BTW, whatever happened to her?

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My votes (in order) would be:

1. Alien Ant Farm's Smooth Criminal
2. Sade's Smooth Operator (especially the album version that morphs into the Jazz track)
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99. Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.

Actually, make that

99. Red Balloons by Nena
100. Michael Jackson

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quote:
Originally posted by StevenHW:
I vote for Sade.

BTW, whatever happened to her?

WIKIPEDIA page for Sade

Sade's home page

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smooth operator..blech. i hate that song.
but i like some of sade's other stuff.

smooth criminal wins for me. even the alien ant farm version - great cover.

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I agree with Nowhere Girl....I like SOME of SADE's stuff but this aint one of them. I like Smooth Criminal by MICHAEL JACKSON...and the ALIEN ANT FARM version is even better.
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I don't like the Alien Ant Farm version at all. I prefer the original but each to their own. I like some of Sade's stuff and I have two of her albums. Her music is a smooth as the lyrics.

The vid for Smmoth criminal is relly good tho, like a mini movie and thats the thing I like about 80's music vids is the fact that alot of them are like mini movies. I think Duran Duran were very good at making music vids though. Wild boys is their best vid though.

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