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luka
30-01-2017, 11:15 PM
Just answer the question

Corpsey
30-01-2017, 11:16 PM
I Feel For You

craner
30-01-2017, 11:49 PM
This will all be explained tomorrow. But let's just say, Corpsey is correct.

sadmanbarty
30-01-2017, 11:52 PM
aint nobody

Leo
31-01-2017, 12:58 AM
toss up, too close to call.

oh ok, "ain't nobody", preferably frankie knuckles "hallucinogenic mix"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL1R0yK4pEI

CrowleyHead
31-01-2017, 02:39 AM
None of these are "Clouds", this feels shoddy.

luka
31-01-2017, 07:47 AM
This will all be explained tomorrow. But let's just say, Corpsey is correct.

Craner I told you not to skew the results! Fuark! Can't be trusted, and let's just say, Corpsey is wrong. Sorry Corp.

luka
31-01-2017, 08:59 AM
None of these are "Clouds", this feels shoddy.

You can't have three fighters in the same ring. What brand of errant anarchy is this?

luka
31-01-2017, 09:06 AM
'Ain't Nobody' - Video Clip From the 'Breakin' ' Ö: http://youtu.be/qssjPDTP4ho

Yeah thank you. I rest my case.

craner
31-01-2017, 10:09 AM
Appears to be a dead heat.

luka
31-01-2017, 10:38 AM
I feel for you is too prince archness for chaka's blow the bloody doors off thing. aint nobody lets her tear in. she feels like a trapped animal inside i feel for you and that transfers itself to me as anxiety and discomfort.

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 10:46 AM
Don't you like both songs?

I Feel For You just seems self-evidently one of the greatest pop songs ever to me. Funky as fuck, 80s as fuck, Stevie Wonder harmonica solo, 'Chaka-Chaka-Chaka Khan', that bit where she goes 'Woah-ah-woah-ah-woah-ah-ah-OHHHHHHHHHHH!' etc.

I think I've heard the Prince version and it wasn't a patch on the Khan version. I loved this tune long before I ever even LIKED Prince.

What are Khan's other big choons?

luka
31-01-2017, 10:49 AM
of course i like both songs im not a monster

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 10:51 AM
I like this format for a thread. I predict many more song wars threads in the near future.

luka
31-01-2017, 10:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWAdn9zCil4

sweet thing is maybe the next biggest one but im not in love with it. i like this one more. then theres im every woman.

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 11:04 AM
This isn't a fair fight whatsoever, but this sort of thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu5xfnUz7c0

VS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAaZl5pCcAQ

sadmanbarty
31-01-2017, 11:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ5E4Jo3lpU

craner
31-01-2017, 01:36 PM
Blatant voter fraud

CrowleyHead
31-01-2017, 02:41 PM
Oooh, but "I Feel For You" is clearly Prince living out his Chaka fanaticism ON the original song, so there's something about Chaka playing an idea or mold of her as opposed to being herself.

Also Luka denying the opportunity for the 3 way dance is truly heartbreaking, but he knows "Clouds" would be a runaway winner.

luka
31-01-2017, 02:47 PM
The thing about ain't nobody, in London if not countrywide, is that it's part of the landscape in a way no other chaka khan song is. That song was played every single hour of the day on both heart and magic fm. Which is how this debate started.

Heart and magic are, or at least were, in my day, the stations all builders listened to. So when I was working for builders I heard that song 8 times a day and it's the only one that didn't suffer for it. Everything else was marred to one degree or another, but ain't nobody always lifted my spirits. It's rousing. It's life affirming. Very few people in the UK would know clouds. Everyone would know ain't nobody.

craner
31-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Whereas I Feel For You had a solid, and loved, presence in provincial discos and nightclubs for years and years, which is why everybody else loves it.

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 03:07 PM
They're about different stages of the love journey aren't they?

I Feel For You is the heart-stopping excitement of falling in love. Ain't Nobody is about the steady joy of having somebody. :x:

luka
31-01-2017, 03:44 PM
with one or two exceptions (manic monday) prince songs only work if performed by prince or prince impersonators. theyre too indelibly prince like

PiLhead
31-01-2017, 03:55 PM
"Ain't Nobody" a thousand times.

"I Feel For You" is gimmicky and bitty - lots of good bits, admittedly. A period piece, though - trapped in its 80s moment. Charming for that reason, but...

"Nobody" is eternal.

This is a great Chaka deep cut


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrxAVXhoSjM

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 03:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-m7bflwAto

THIS PROVES YOU WRONG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cNk1Zak-Lw

SO DOES THIS

craner
31-01-2017, 03:59 PM
Luke is recruiting heavyweights to his cause, Corps.

sadmanbarty
31-01-2017, 04:35 PM
"Ain't nobody is a better song than I Feel Fur You"

Lester Bangs

sadmanbarty
31-01-2017, 04:37 PM
"Given the choice of Ain't Nobody and I Feel Fur You, I would choose the former"

Winston Churchill

sadmanbarty
31-01-2017, 04:38 PM
"My favourite Chaka Kahn song is Ain't Nobody. It's much better than I Feel Fur You"

Mahatma Gandhi

Leo
31-01-2017, 04:41 PM
"Ain't Nobody" is a tremendous, tremendous song, the biggest selling song in years. Some people say biggest seller ever."

-- Donald Trump

luka
31-01-2017, 04:47 PM
185

luka
31-01-2017, 04:51 PM
186

craner
31-01-2017, 04:52 PM
Shady cyber-bullying campaign

craner
31-01-2017, 04:52 PM
Fascism

john eden
31-01-2017, 04:56 PM
"I feel for you" purely because it had a massive impact on me when I heard it on the radio and saw the video as a 14 year old.

"Ain't Nobody" is simply a genius song with an amazing bassline. But there are quite a few of them. Also has a touch of the wedding disco about it now, which is no bad thing, but...

craner
31-01-2017, 04:56 PM
Good call, Eden.

Corpsey
31-01-2017, 05:01 PM
We're all waiting to see which way Woebot will go.

luka
04-02-2017, 06:46 PM
Upstairs neighbours blasting out ain't nobody. Good choice.

Corpsey
05-02-2017, 02:13 PM
Listened to Ain't Nobody the other night and I still think I Feel Fur You is better.

hint
06-02-2017, 05:13 PM
Ain't Nobody wins every time.

Feel For You contains the line "makes me wanna sing", which is an immediate disqualification. You're already singing about how much you like this person, Chaka.

Can you imagine a great poem that contains the line "makes me want to write a poem"?

craner
07-02-2017, 10:41 AM
That's a good point, actually.

Corpsey
07-02-2017, 11:33 AM
Grasping at straws!

However, bringing up the lyrics does show that Luka is onto something. The vocal part isn't all that important in Feel Fur You. It's the funky ass drums and bassline above everything else. And the synth blasts and the harmonica, and the silly 'chaka-chaka-chaka' stuff. That's where all the energy is, and Chaka is just the icing on top of the gigantic tottering wedding cake. So I'll concede that Ain't Nobody is a better SONG (you'd rather hear it on accoustic guitar, if a gun was to your head), but I Feel Fur You is the record I'd save from the incoming tide on my desert island.

Corpsey
07-02-2017, 11:34 AM
That's a good point, actually.

You know your onions so I'll assume I'm wrong in thinking a great deal of poetry is about writing poetry, and specifically about writing poems about people you have the horn for.

droid
07-02-2017, 11:40 AM
Has to be feel for you. It has the splintered, stuttery intro, the scratch cuts, all the ruff with the smooth - introduces a level of tension into the 80's synth funk perfection.

craner
07-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Don't worry, I'm a Feel Fur You die hard, Corps.

Leo
07-02-2017, 02:12 PM
...the splintered, stuttery intro, the scratch cuts, all the ruff with the smooth - introduces a level of tension into the 80's synth funk perfection.

most of which makes it sound good but incredibly dated, unlike the timeless "ain't nobody".

Corpsey
07-02-2017, 02:19 PM
Timeless = Bland

The reason why Ain't Nobody has been embraced by a million drivetime deejays? Not my place to say.

droid
07-02-2017, 02:21 PM
Aint nobody is basically a late 80's Whitney tune with added synth bass.

droid
07-02-2017, 02:22 PM
Almost ruined by that guitar as well.

CrowleyHead
07-02-2017, 02:44 PM
To tip my hat to the enemy, I don't think you can piss on a guitar solo for "Ain't Nobody" when the Harmonica Solo on "Feel For You" is right there.

droid
07-02-2017, 02:48 PM
Its not the solo, its the awful atonal rock accents in the verses. Yuck.

CrowleyHead
07-02-2017, 02:50 PM
Yeah, I mean, the immediate bridge between both these songs is the misery that is the Tina Turner comeback. "What's Love Got To Do With It" is the soulless version of these two songs having a child.

craner
07-02-2017, 04:02 PM
Ain't Nobody sounds like Randy Crawford.

I Feel Fur You sounds like a big box of misfiring rockets.

craner
07-02-2017, 04:03 PM
I note that the actual poll solved nothing.

droid
07-02-2017, 04:05 PM
It was shut before I had a chance to vote. Fake poll.

craner
07-02-2017, 04:06 PM
Not fair!

Leo
07-02-2017, 05:06 PM
lying pollsters, very bad people. SAD!

Corpsey
07-02-2017, 05:17 PM
Well let's not ignore the fact that AIN'T NOBODY is written in capitals and 'I Feel Fur You' is in lower case with a typo preserved. (I'm talking of course about that 'FOR'. It's 'FUR' FURFUCKSSAKE)

sadmanbarty
07-02-2017, 11:11 PM
The verses on ain't nobody are simmering with anticipation. They have a gravitas to them. The song has the weight of the world on it's shoulders. Humanity's destiny tightly gripped in it's palm. It's the music of mount olympus. It's the music of ra and oden and thor and brahma. It's the sound of the last stand. The march to victory. The struggle before salvation.

Fur You has a good harmonica bit.

luka
07-02-2017, 11:39 PM
Barty is tje future of dissensus listen to tje young prodigy

Corpsey
08-02-2017, 07:26 AM
You would say that, cos you're one and the same person.

hint
08-02-2017, 01:10 PM
It's Tuesday morning. You hear the letterbox rattle. You rush downstairs in your Steve Gurley pyjamas and find on the doormat 2 cards.

You open the first.
Inside, you find the following:


Captured effortlessly
That's the way it was
Happened so naturally
I did not know it was love
The next thing I felt was you
Holding me close
What was I gonna do
I let myself go

Your heartbeat rises. Such romantic prose. Who is this mystery card sender? You will spend the rest of your days searching for this charming admirer.

You open the second card.
Inside, you find the following:


Baby, baby, when I look at you
I get a warm feeling inside

This card is clearly written by a 12 year old. Oh well.

craner
10-02-2017, 11:44 AM
The Face (http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/theface.htm#1984)recordings of the year, 1984. 'I Feel Fur You' above 'Ain't Nobody'.

Not sure this really helps my case, actually.

mrfaucet
10-02-2017, 12:45 PM
/THREAD


It's Tuesday morning. You hear the letterbox rattle. You rush downstairs in your Steve Gurley pyjamas and find on the doormat 2 cards.

You open the first.
Inside, you find the following:



Your heartbeat rises. Such romantic prose. Who is this mystery card sender? You will spend the rest of your days searching for this charming admirer.

You open the second card.
Inside, you find the following:



This card is clearly written by a 12 year old. Oh well.

PiLhead
11-02-2017, 12:38 AM
Ain't Nobody sounds like Randy Crawford.

I Feel Fur You sounds like a big box of misfiring rockets.

a comparison to Randy Crawford is supposed to be an insult?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRBYsINSUZ0

sadmanbarty
12-02-2017, 10:35 AM
thatís airto moreira on percussion at 2.45. He played with Miles Davis on Live-Evil and Big Fun

pattycakes_
12-02-2017, 03:51 PM
thatís airto moreira on percussion at 2.45. He played with Miles Davis on Live-Evil and Big Fun

and a million other records throughout that period. percussion don. :fire:

Benny B
19-05-2017, 09:09 AM
FWIW ILX has just voted 'I feel for you' as the best rnb tune of the 80s. 'Ain't nobody' is at number 6

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=105716#unread

luka
19-05-2017, 09:20 AM
FWIW ILX has just voted 'I feel for you' as the best rnb tune of the 80s. 'Ain't nobody' is at number 6

http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=105716#unread

Case closed. I love music lol.

Corpsey
19-05-2017, 03:53 PM
Well, now ILM have picked I feel fur you, I feel duty bound to change my choice to Ain't Nobody.

craner
19-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Stick to your Guns, Corps. Everybody has bad allies sometimes. Doesn't mean we're wrong.

luka
19-05-2017, 10:27 PM
Lukey is always right