Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Pop

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The music world has lost a great – The King of Pop; the entertainer, dancer, singer, and icon; the visionary, maverick, artist, and ground-breaker. The legacy of Michael Jackson lives in four decades of timeless music and a sea of artists and performers for whom MJ paved the way and inspired.

Here are some musical highlights from the decorated, eccentric, and talented life of MJ:

- 1970: Their first album, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, includes the hit singles I Want You Back and I’ll Be There, which go to No. 1.

- 1979: Jackson’s first solo album as an adult, Off the Wall, is released. He becomes the first solo artist to place four singles from the same record in the top 10.

- 1982: His album Thriller wins a record eight Grammys and becomes the world’s biggest selling record of all time. Along with the title track, it includes the songs Billie Jean and Beat It.

- 1983: Jackson electrifies the 50 million viewers of the Motown 25 television special by singing and dancing to Billie Jean while wearing a black fedora, one white glove, and pants that end above his ankles.

- 1985: Jackson and Lionel Richie write what becomes one of the fastest-selling singles ever with We Are the World. The song was produced to raise money for victims of the Ethiopian famine. Jackson also pays $47.5 million for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

- 1987: His album Bad produces five No. 1 singles and sells at least 22 million copies worldwide.

- 1995: Releases the album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future Book I. In August, the song You Are Not Alone becomes the first single in pop music history to enter the Billboard chart at No. 1.

(from NDTV.com)

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
Billie Jean MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 4:52 Hear Song
Billie Jean Pop Medium 4:52 Hear Song
Black or White MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:22 Hear Song
Black or White Pop Fast 3:22 Hear Song
Can You Feel It DANCE :: Boogie Shoes; MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:50 Hear Song
Can You Feel It Pop Fast 3:51 Hear Song
Can You Feel It Pop Fast 3:50 Hear Song
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 5:51 Hear Song
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Pop Fast 5:51 Hear Song
Earth Song HARDSHIP :: We're In This Together Pop 6:46 Hear Song
Got to Be There MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World R&B/Soul 3:24 Hear Song
Got to Be There Pop Slow 3:24 Hear Song
Human Nature MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:45 Hear Song
Human Nature Pop Slow 3:45 Hear Song
Off the Wall MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:45 Hear Song
Off the Wall Pop Fast 3:45 Hear Song
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:58 Hear Song
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) Pop Fast 3:58 Hear Song
Remember the Time MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:59 Hear Song
Remember the Time Pop Medium 3:59 Hear Song
Rock With You MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:23 Hear Song
Rock With You Pop Medium 3:23 Hear Song
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 3:44 Hear Song
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) Pop Fast 3:44 Hear Song
The Way You Make Me Feel MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 4:26 Hear Song
The Way You Make Me Feel Pop Medium 4:26 Hear Song
Thriller MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 5:12 Hear Song
Thriller Pop Medium 5:12 Hear Song
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World Pop 4:17 Hear Song
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Pop Medium 4:17 Hear Song
You Rock My World Pop Medium 5:08 Hear Song
You Rock My World SCOUT - dance; MICHAEL JACKSON :: You Rocked Our World; COCKTAIL PARTY :: Mingle Pop 5:08 Hear Song
You Rock My World Pop Slow 5:08 Hear Song