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alphastreet

Janet Nasty vs Vanity 6 Nasty Girl

Which song do you like better and why?

Also, which one is more remembered?
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Reply #1 posted 12/26/21 3:04pm

funkaholic1972

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Tough one, I love both songs very much. I would say Nasty is probably best remembered. If I were forced to pick a favorite then it would be Nasty Girl.

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Reply #2 posted 12/26/21 3:12pm

CynicKill

Tough one.

I'm gonna go with "Nasty" because it sounded so different to me at the time and it hit like a bomb!

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Reply #3 posted 12/26/21 5:13pm

telecode101

Vanity Nasty Girl !!

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Reply #4 posted 12/26/21 6:13pm

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They're two different songs. "Nasty" is arguably the first New Jack Swing song. It's pop, it's R&B, it's funky, syncopated, attitude-y. It's an empowerment anthem for women who are treated less than what they're worth as a human being.

"Nasty Girl" is a funky little bop, heavily R&B oriented, dirty ditty about fuckin'. It's cheeky, and not-so-coy in its need for a big ol' dick.

Janet ain't afraid of the dick, but she needs it to be attached to a propery grown ass man.

"Nasty" is 100% more memorable to the average listener. "Miss Jackson, if you're nasty" is practically her personal slogan, given by the press and fans. It's also better produced and more catchy; iconic video, it defined her as a feminist and a woman, as much as "What Have You Done For Me Lately" did. Control is all about empowerment for women.

"Nasty Girl" is a girl being nasty for the sake of it. It's cute, but we ain't hangin' around for cute.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 12/27/21 6:50am

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Nasty>>
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Reply #6 posted 12/27/21 10:15am

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Both songs are top notch and unique, I give my nod to Janet's Nasty, good topic to debate

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Reply #7 posted 12/27/21 10:38am

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Both great songs but Nasty edges it out. Janet really brought it in the video with just the right amount of sass, fierce dance moves and fun.
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Reply #8 posted 12/27/21 11:09am

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"Nasty Girl". I'm still surprised it got as much airplay as it did back in the early 80s. It was in heavy rotation on R&B radio. I dont think Pop formats would touch it. It was considered quite raunchy at the time.
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Reply #9 posted 12/27/21 7:45pm

SoulAlive

“Nasty Girl”…this song (and the whole V6 concept) was totally ahead of its time biggrin we had never heard a song like this before! This was bold stuff for 1982,lol.This certainly wasn’t the Supremes,lol.Bold,edgy,unapologetic,female sexuality at its best!

Musically,the song is one of Prince’s hottest,funkiest grooves too.
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Reply #10 posted 12/27/21 7:48pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

I'm still surprised it got as much airplay as it did back in the early 80s. It was in heavy rotation on R&B radio. I dont think Pop formats would touch it. It was considered quite raunchy at the time.


One of our local R&B radio stations played it,but they removed the “I need 7 inches or more” line lol it was edited out of the song,lol
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Reply #11 posted 12/29/21 7:27pm

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SoulAlive said:

kitbradley said:

I'm still surprised it got as much airplay as it did back in the early 80s. It was in heavy rotation on R&B radio. I dont think Pop formats would touch it. It was considered quite raunchy at the time.


One of our local R&B radio stations played it,but they removed the “I need 7 inches or more” line lol it was edited out of the song,lol

Right! lol I heard it on an old school R&B radio station a couple years ago and they played the entire album version. I guess its considered rather tame compared to what is being played on hip-hop stations and contemporary R&B stations.
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Reply #12 posted 12/30/21 9:32am

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alphastreet said:

Which song do you like better and why? Also, which one is more remembered?


I will go with Nasty. More memorable hooks and creative industrial sounds. Still love Nasty Girl though.

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Reply #13 posted 01/05/22 8:56am

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alphastreet said:

Which song do you like better and why?

Also, which one is more remembered?


Nasty remembered
Nasty girl better
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Reply #14 posted 01/05/22 10:38am

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SoulAlive said:

“Nasty Girl”…this song (and the whole V6 concept) was totally ahead of its time biggrin we had never heard a song like this before! This was bold stuff for 1982,lol.This certainly wasn’t the Supremes,lol.Bold,edgy,unapologetic,female sexuality at its best! Musically,the song is one of Prince’s hottest,funkiest grooves too.

Same for me and for the same reason. Vanity 6 all the way.

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"Nasty", while it's a great song, blended in with a lot of what was going in in 1986.

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #15 posted 01/05/22 10:39am

vainandy

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SoulAlive said:

kitbradley said:
I'm still surprised it got as much airplay as it did back in the early 80s. It was in heavy rotation on R&B radio. I dont think Pop formats would touch it. It was considered quite raunchy at the time.
One of our local R&B radio stations played it,but they removed the “I need 7 inches or more” line lol it was edited out of the song,lol

Not the ones in my area. They played it straight through. I had the 45 but when I heard the "7 inches or more" part on the radio, I HAD to get the album. lol

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Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #16 posted 01/05/22 10:45am

blacknote

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"Hey Philip, GIVE ME A KISS BABY!!!!!"

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Reply #17 posted 01/06/22 2:43pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Janet ain't afraid of the dick, but she needs it to be attached to a propery grown ass man

Jeez, I guess that's one way of putting it. lol

I like Nasty Girl, but I have to opt for Nasty for that Ensoniq Mirage bassline alone. I managed to recreate it on the Korg Minilogue XD... I'm completely obsessed with it. I tend to listen to the instrumental version though, I can take or leave Janet's vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/w...P3IvyNTycw

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Reply #18 posted 01/11/22 1:24pm

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SoulAlive said:

“Nasty Girl”…this song (and the whole V6 concept) was totally ahead of its time biggrin we had never heard a song like this before! This was bold stuff for 1982,lol.This certainly wasn’t the Supremes,lol.Bold,edgy,unapologetic,female sexuality at its best! Musically,the song is one of Prince’s hottest,funkiest grooves too.

This 100%

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Nasty Girl is so funky! Nasty always annoyed me with that chugging, train sound throughout.

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I think Nasty is taken from Nasty Girl since Janet talks about going to the tiprle threat tour and seeing the Time and her mother covering her eyes or something.

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And obviously Jimmy & Terry played Nasty Girl even though they didn't write it. (Though I think Terry co-wrote IF a Girl Answers)

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Reply #19 posted 01/11/22 1:34pm

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vainandy said:

SoulAlive said:

“Nasty Girl”…this song (and the whole V6 concept) was totally ahead of its time biggrin we had never heard a song like this before! This was bold stuff for 1982,lol.This certainly wasn’t the Supremes,lol.Bold,edgy,unapologetic,female sexuality at its best! Musically,the song is one of Prince’s hottest,funkiest grooves too.

Same for me and for the same reason. Vanity 6 all the way.

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"Nasty", while it's a great song, blended in with a lot of what was going in in 1986.


bored I guess both of you haven't noticed that Prince was simply programming the beat from "Sunshower" by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.

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Reply #20 posted 01/14/22 1:47pm

SoulAlive

GaryMF said:

SoulAlive said:

“Nasty Girl”…this song (and the whole V6 concept) was totally ahead of its time biggrin we had never heard a song like this before! This was bold stuff for 1982,lol.This certainly wasn’t the Supremes,lol.Bold,edgy,unapologetic,female sexuality at its best! Musically,the song is one of Prince’s hottest,funkiest grooves too.

This 100%

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Nasty Girl is so funky! Nasty always annoyed me with that chugging, train sound throughout.

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I think Nasty is taken from Nasty Girl since Janet talks about going to the tiprle threat tour and seeing the Time and her mother covering her eyes or something.

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And obviously Jimmy & Terry played Nasty Girl even though they didn't write it. (Though I think Terry co-wrote IF a Girl Answers)

yeah,"Nasty Girl" was truly ahead of its time.It was a groundbreaking single.So funky,so bold!

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Reply #21 posted 01/14/22 6:02pm

JoeBala

Vanity 6!
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #22 posted 01/17/22 11:34am

GaryMF

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Cinny said:

vainandy said:

Same for me and for the same reason. Vanity 6 all the way.

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"Nasty", while it's a great song, blended in with a lot of what was going in in 1986.


bored I guess both of you haven't noticed that Prince was simply programming the beat from "Sunshower" by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.

Just listeneded to that song. Nasty Girl has similar bass-drum triplets, but the beat for Nasty Girl is way more complex than that.

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