How shocking is this news? I haven't heard a word about the King of Pop for four years and then all of the sudden he ends up dead...crazy. I can't lie, the first thing I thought when I heard the news was suicide. Maybe I'm wrong, he was apparently gearing up for another tour. Either way, the news is unfortunate. I'm not even going to touch on the all the legal issues he has faced throughout his lifetime; the truth is, that guy was fucked from birth and deserves more sympathy than condemnation.
So here are my favorite five songs from the greatest entertainer in the history of entertainment.
"Billie Jean"- 1982. This is a top 5 song ever. The song begins and you immediately know that you are about to listen to a classic. The funny thing is, this song is actually based on a serious situation where Jackson was accused of fathering a child with one of his fans...No, I refuse to make a joke about pedophilia.
"Smooth Criminal"-1987. Remember the movie "Moonwalker?" Yeah, me either, but it was the centerpiece to the movie. Despite being the seventh single of his Bad album, it has become one of his most popular songs. I can't lie, I really became a huge fan of this song after Alien Ant Farm re-made it. I'm embarrassed to admit this.
"Thriller" -1982. This is probably the most well known song in the world. It is definitely the most watched music video of all time. It is also the best choreographed music video of all time. I mean, come on, who doesn't know the Thriller dance? Everybody knows at least part of it. Even Donovan McNabb can do it.
"I Want You Back"-1969. This song is great. I know it is Jackson 5, but we all know it was all about Michael. Unfortunately, this was probably the beginning of his downfall. His father destroyed any chance Michael ever had at growing up to be normal from this point on. That doesn't change the greatness of the song though. Click the link and enjoy.
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"-1979. A true classic. The first single that Michael Jackson ever had complete control over. This was the first glimpse that people had into the great artist the Jackson would become. Chris Tucker owned this song in Rush Hour 2.
Watching this videos it doesn't even seem like I am talking about the same person who we know as Michael Jackson today.
Again, no matter what your perspective on his life or death, it is tragic.
R.I.P. Michael Jackson
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