Song of the Day #591: ‘Rock With You’ – Michael Jackson

I was listening to Off the Wall the other day, and especially digging this song. The album isn’t quite the equal of Thriller but it’s a terrific funk/pop record.

Started wondering what ever happened to Michael Jackson. He just sort of disappeared after Dangerous.

Turns out he died last year. How did I miss that? Must have been drowned out by all the coverage of Farrah Fawcett’s passing.

I salute you, Jacko! You will be missed.

Girl, close your eyes
Let that rhythm get into you
Don’t try to fight it
There ain’t nothin’ that you can do
Relax your mind
Lay back and groove with mine
You got to feel the heat
And we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Were gonna rock the night away

Out on the floor
There ain’t nobody there but us
Girl, when you dance
There’s a magic that must be love
Just take it slow
cause we got so far to go
When you feel that heat
And were gonna ride the boogie
Share that beat of love

I wanna rock with you (all night)
Dance you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Were gonna rock the night away

And when the groove is dead and gone (yeah)
You know that love survives
So we can rock forever, on

I wanna rock with you
I wanna groove with you
I wanna rock with you
I wanna groove with you

I wanna rock (all night) with you girl (sunlight)
Rock with you, rock with you girl (yeah)
Dance the night away

I wanna rock with you (yeah) (all night)
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock with you (all night)
Rock the night away
Feel the heat feel the beat
Rock you into day (sunlight)
I wanna rock – rock the night away

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5 thoughts on “Song of the Day #591: ‘Rock With You’ – Michael Jackson

  1. Dana says:

    I was expecting another Rouse song, so this really is “off the wall,” Okay, let me adjust….er, yes…Jackson was a great talent and this song certainly foreshadows the wonderful songs to come on Thriller. However, I’ve always been a bit more partial to “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” off this album–it’s even more funky than “Rock with You”

  2. daniel says:

    I’ve always loved this song and find it a perfect and refreshing way to come off a theme week (and a half). Talk about music that impacts an audience! How great was it to be in the audience to watch him dance on the Motown celebration or to see the debut of the “Thriller” video.

    If you haven’t yet see This is It, and I’m pretty sure you haven’t, you really owe it to yourself to rent it. The kids will enjoy the music, and you’ll enjoy watching this monster talent at work.

  3. Clay says:

    Now I’m pretty sure that wasn’t really Daniel.

  4. peg says:

    Great song, great artist, so sad he’s gone.

  5. Amy says:

    :) can’t believe he’s become such a frequent contributor. What a wise old soul he is :)

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