May 12: ‘Battle of the Headliners’ – Chaka Khan vs Janet Jackson
This battle should prove to be interesting among two ladies with somewhat similar but, at the time, different styles. Both Chaka and Janet can move a dance floor equally but the question is who is the better singer overall. Personally I think Chaka blows Janet away in that area, however, Janet may be a bit stronger in the party music category and, although not as dynamic a singer, Janet may be a tad sexier that Chaka in terms of songs that are meant to 'entice'. For example, 'Anytime, Anyplace' and 'Funny How Time Flies' may register with guys as sexier than 'Through the Fire'.
Janet's 'Jackson name could carry her on to victory, but not if the listener is truly voting based upon vocal talent. If a listener's vote is basely solely on vocal talent; this is 'No Contest' and Chaka walks away with the crown...unfortunately for Chaka; many will not base their vote exclusively on vocal ability.
Well here are you two contenders today...I wish them both the best of luck!
Chaka Khan - Through The Fire:
Janet Jackson - Anytime, Anyplace:
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You:
Janet Jackson - The Pleasure Principle:
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody:
Janet Jackson - Control:
Chaka Khan - Angel:
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation:
Chaka Khan (with Prince) - Sweet Thing:
Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately?: