And I’m pretty sure Jackson never had a run-in with the sort of predatory groupie he describes in ‘Dirty Diana.’ I’m sure women threw themselves at him — he was the biggest star in the world, after all — but I doubt he was even mildly tempted.
I never got to know this album very well, unlike its 1982 follow-up, Thriller. Thriller is an album that, even at 10 years old, I knew by heart. But Off the Wall might be an even better record start to finish.
My #2 album of 1982 may well have been the #1, were it not for a classic record by a personal favorite. But Michael Jackson’s Thriller will have to settle for being the world’s all-time top selling album.
All these years later, after Jackson’s many scandals and unseemly death, it’s hard to recall what a fresh and dominating presence he was in the music world. Taylor Swift could only wish for his level of cultural dominance.
How does a live version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ wind up at #14 on the Hot 100 in 2014? Thanks to a viral video, of course.
High school junior Brett Nichols performed a dance routine to ‘Billie Jean’ in front of a packed gymnasium and footage of the performance spread across the web like wildfire.
Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’ is the epitome of the genre, so much so that it actually contains the lyrics “if you want to make the world a better place.” And it is painful to sit through.
The 25th anniversary re-release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller features a series of bonus tracks on which Jackson’s original tracks are re-mixed and turned into duets with performers such as will.i.am, Akon, Kanye West and (in today’s SOTD) Fergie.
First of all, I hate the idea of a “duet” with a dead person. I hated it when Natalie Cole sang with old Nat, and I hate it here.
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.