"Just say no"
Written by Daz for MJJCommunity
Inspired by MJ
Today, MJJCBlog takes you back to 1997
when there was Blood on the dancefloor and
Susie had his number, lol
Did you know?
"Morphine" contained an audio clip from "The Elephant Man".
MJ also played solo percussion and drums and
joint guitar credit alongside longtime collaborator Slash
Andrae Crouch's choir also collaborated on the piece.
"Morphine" is also titled "Just Say No" on
some licensed editions of the album.
Both "Is It Scary" and "Ghosts" share certain lyrics.
Throughout the video "Blood on the dancefloor"
Jackson shows a sexual attraction towards the dancing woman,
played by Sybil Azur. (shown in picture! )
"Blood on the dancefloor " was released on May 20th in 1997
By Epic Records and is the 2nd album from MJJProductions.
Estimated sales are 6 million with
Platinum sales in 6 countries and GOLD in 4 countries.
It won the Brazilian TVZ award.
Its named as "The BEST selling Remix Album"
Interviewed on her experience during the video one of
the dancers, Carmit Bachar (of The Pussycat Dolls) noted:
"I was called in by Vincent Paterson for
'Blood on the Dance Floor'.
It was to have a Latin feel, some sort of mambo.
I arrived wearing a little salsa dress, fish nets, heels and
my hair was up in a kind of bun with a flower.
I was 'camera ready'. I showed up with the whole outfit.
It's not that producers can't see what they like or
the potential in somebody but what
I do helps them to see their vision more".
The original song "BOTDF" would later appear on
the Number Ones DVD which contained previously
Furthermore, Paterson recorded an unreleased,
alternate version of the music video,
shot with an 8 mm camera.
Writer David Noh, described it as:
"grainy, overexposed, and sexy as shit".
According to Paterson:
"Michael loved it but Sony hated it and refused to release it".
On June 6th in 1990, Teddy Riley was supposed to be
at his friend birthday party. Instead, he spent the night
working on grooves for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
Later that evening, Riley learned someone was
shot on the dance floor at the party he had skipped.
He was shaken. The rhythm track Riley worked on that
night was aggressive, ominous, menacing.
It had no words, no title, and no melody.
When MJ listened to the track that Riley had written that
faithfull evening, he had no idea about the context.
So, Riley was shocked to learn Jackson's title for the track
was named 'Blood on the Dance Floor.'
"It was like he prophesied that record. He felt its mood."
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