BeeFan: "Darkchild" TOP 30 [fin]

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Which song will be No.1?

Lose My Breath (Destiny's Child)
1
17%
He Wasn't Man Enough (Toni Braxton)
1
17%
You Rock My World (Michael Jackson)
1
17%
The Boy Is Mine (Brandy & Monica)
3
50%
Holler (Spice Girls)
0
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Total votes : 6

Postby BeeFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:15 pm

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It is the late 90's when a song threw me in the world of R&B. It wasn't only for the artist, the producer had a huge impact of my following taste of music.
His name is Rodney Jerkins, better known as Darkchild.
I'm here to celebrate my personal favorites of his works. Since then music took a long road, even in my taste, but the truth is, most of these songs still rock my world 8-) :)

...I'm excited to know which is your favorite and to which songs you might introduce me,

starting with the countdown right away...
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Postby toni_pest » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:18 pm

Lose My Breath or Telephone for the win! :D
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Postby BeeFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:30 pm

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30. If I Told You That (Whitney Houston) 1999
First released on the My Love Is Your Love album it later got the single treatment as a duet with George Michael off of her Greatest Hits collection. The new version didn't do much for me and I'd always stick to the original.


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29. Feedback (Janet Jackson) 2007
The lead single from Janet's Discipline album doesn't do much for me. Too electronical for my taste.


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28. One Wish (Ray J) 2005
Brandys little brother had one of the biggest hits of his career in this track. Nice listen but too easy to forget.
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Postby BeeFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:31 pm

toni_pest wrote:Lose My Breath or Telephone for the win! :D
we'll see :wink:

but a poll would be a great idea :D
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Postby biscuits » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:12 pm

Darkchild has produced so many classics, so I look forward to this.

If I Told You That - really good and really underrated.

Feedback - disappointed to see it so low. It's not a typical Darkchild production, but it's one of the best songs to be released in the past few years.

One Wish - it's ok, but became annoying and too mainstream amongst the teen crowd.
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Postby Hopeless » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:15 pm

"Say My Name" for the win!
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Postby joel77m77 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:00 pm

Go Deja Vu :D
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Postby BeeFan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:05 pm

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27. When I Grow Up (Pussycat Dolls) 2008
That's the lead single from the second Pussycat album. Pretty weak in my opinion but still a worldwide hit for them.


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26. Can't Leave 'Em Alone (Ciara ft. 50 Cent) 2007
Taken from Ciara's second album this smooth midtempo became a moderate hit. It's enjoyable but I find myself skipping it quite often.


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25. The One (Mary J. Blige ft. Drake) 2009
Doesn't sound like Darkchild but still a great listen. Kinda liked the dark feeling of the song and Drake's verse is awesome.
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Postby Tiger » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:53 am

30. If I Told You That (Whitney Houston) 1999
27. When I Grow Up (Pussycat Dolls) 2008

Both nice
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby abi » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:50 am

"Deja Vu" ftw!

I actually think "Feedback" is Janet's best single to date.
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Postby GetBack » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:59 pm

I love "Feedback" and "If I Told You That".
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Postby BeeFan » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:51 pm

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24. Just Can't Get Enough (The Black Eyed Peas) 2010
This marks the newest song on my countdown. Produced by Darkchild and of course Will.I.Am it's one of the more listenable songs of their last album, though I always skip the electro ending.


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23. Don't Wanna Be A Player (Joe) 1997
More slowed down than most tracks of this countdown it's still a great song. I love Joe for giving me that mood everytime I listen to him :wink:


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22. Right Here (Brandy) 2008
When putting together this list I realized I could fill a complete Darkchild countdown with just songs of Brandy. The two combined forces on several of her albums and I figured, it would be a little bit too boring to post every single song. I decided to make a roundup of her albums, so be sure this isn't the last time we're gonna meet Brandy on this countdown ;)
Other Darkchild favorites from the Human album are Long Distance and The Definition
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Postby biscuits » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:00 pm

Hmmm, I'm not really a fan of any of those last 6! The Ciara song was ok, but the rest were disappointing (I'll have to remind myself of the Joe track).
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Postby biscuits » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:03 pm

I'd love to see Janet Jackson - Luv & Make Me chart! :D
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Postby Tiger » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:41 am

22. Right Here (Brandy) 2008
24. Just Can't Get Enough (The Black Eyed Peas) 2010

Oh poor Brandy it was such a good song
These foolish games are tearing me apart

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Postby BeeFan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:43 am

Tiger wrote:Oh poor Brandy it was such a good song
with the most entrys on this countdown, I wouldn't say "poor Brandy" :wink:
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Postby BeeFan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:30 am

This new batch may suprise y'all because it is full of album cuts. Since we're entering the Top 20 it's also the last time I'm going to share three new tracks at the same time :)

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21. Who Am I? (Will Smith) 1999
Taken from Will's Willennium album, the Tatyana Ali and MC Lyte assisted track is a classic Darkchild production IMO. Check it out if you don't know it.


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20. Weekend Love (Spice Girls) 2000
Yes, I like the Spice Girls :D Though their final album Forever wasn't any close to their previous success it still had some great tracks. I love this mid-tempo ballad. Starting with Emma's sweet vocals it turns into a great beat with the chorus and ends up with a rap from Mel B. Other great Darkchild productions from the album are Time Goes By, Tell Me Why, Let Love Lead The Way and... well, we'll see later


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19. That's The Way (Jennifer Lopez) 2001
J.Lo and Darkchild got quite the history but this marks one of their best album cuts. Taken from the J.Lo album it is one of my favorites from that record. Always hoped for a single release but it never happened to be.
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Postby GetBack » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:20 pm

I love "Right Here" and "Just Can't Get Enough"! :D :D :D

Will Britney tracks appear here too, BeeFan? :oops: :lol:

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Postby BeeFan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:54 pm

Thanks for the comments...
:( I'll probably disappoint you but...

I'd love to see Janet Jackson - Luv & Make Me chart!
sorry, but that won't happen :oops: After the 20YO album I didn't listen to her new stuff that much... I was pretty disappointed by Discipline

Will Britney tracks appear here too, BeeFan?
sorry to say, but no :oops:
I initially listed Overprotected (which is awesome), but then I remembered that it was only the weaker remix that was produced by Darkchild. The other stuff, which is mostly her covers of Satisfaction and I Love Rock'n'Roll, didn't do that much to me, to be honest.


Hopefully you'll still follow this countdown anyway :wink:
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Postby JSparksFan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:52 pm

"One Wish" is sorta nice. I remember liking it back in the day.

"When I Grow Up" is catchy, but then "I Hate This Part" was released and I totally neglected "When I Grow Up" afterwards.

"Right Here" was a song that I used to love back when it was released! I remember playing that song over and over and over 'til I think I made myself sick of it. :lol:

"Just Can't Get Enough" is one of the few BEP songs that I love.
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Postby BeeFan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:29 pm

JSparksFan wrote:"When I Grow Up" is catchy, but then "I Hate This Part" was released and I totally neglected "When I Grow Up" afterwards.
+ 1 :lol:
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Postby BeeFan » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:56 am

We're right in the Top 20 and here are the next two entries

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18. What About Us (Brandy) 2002
Another position for the wonderful Brandy. As I said, I wanted to roundup her albums because there are just so many great Darkchild productions. The Full Moon era was first represented by this song, which showed a more futuristic and electronic style of production IMO. Actually I liked the Simon Vegas Remix to that song a little bit more :wink:
Another outstanding Darkchild production is It's Not Worth It which features background vocals from Michael Jackson. All in all a great album, though it didn't come close to her previous work.
More tracks are I Though, All In Me, Can We, Anybody and some more.


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17. I'm Good (Blaque) 2003
The best thing about the dance movie Honey probably was the soundtrack. One of the best tracks is this. I just love the beat and don't understand why it underperformed so badly. I'm not sure...was it the last Blaque single ever?
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Postby toni_pest » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:35 am

Brandy's Right Here is awesome! :D
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Postby biscuits » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:03 am

I liked both songs at the time, but not so much anymore. They're kinda annoying now.

Btw, you should edit the thread title every time you update! :D
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Postby Muzikritik » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:28 pm

30. If I Told You That - one of my favoured Whitney songs but then again, I like everything on this album.
29. Feedback - straight one of the best songs of Janet's in the past 20 years. Easily. Also, brilliant workout song.
28. One Wish - loved it when it first came out. Still my favourite of his.
27. When I Grow Up - yeah nah. Least favourite Darkchild track.
26. Can't Leave 'Em Alone - yeah I like this one!
25. The One - Not my fave again, but good.
24. Just Can't Get Enough. No thanks.
23. Don't Wanna Be A Player. Claaaassssiiicc.
22. Right Here. Love this. Personally I reckon Darkchild's done better work with B, but this is cool.
21. Who Am I? Whoah, I thought I was one of the few people who knew about this song. Will and Tatyana together are great and I still play this.
20. Weekend Love. Erm, there were better on the album.
19. That's The Way. Damn, I'd completely forgotten this song and had to look it up. Its OK, I guess.
18. What About Us. Hell yes.
17. I'm Good. Loved this too!
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