Remembering Some Of Michael Jackson's Greatest Songs On His Birthday

Published on 25th Aug 2021 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Some Of The Evergreen Michael Jackson’s Songs

Michael Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with a career spanning over four decades. Dubbed the “King Of Pop”, his contributions to dance and music made him a global figure in pop culture. He inspired many artists in music and dancing and is the most awarded music artist in history.

Michael Jackson made his debut performance as a member of the Jackson 5, along with his 5 brothers. He started his solo career in 1971 and became a music sensation with his album Off The Wall. He is credited with breaking racial barriers with his songs and music videos.

On the occasion of Michael Jackson’s birthday, let us remember some of his greatest tracks-

Michael Jackson’s Earth Song - 1995

Written by: Michael Jackson
With elements of blues, gospel and opera, Earth Song is one of the most loved Michael Jackson songs. Michael Jackson’s Earth Song mainly focuses on the environment, animal welfare and destruction and rebirth of Earth. It is one of the best Michael Jackson songs that was accompanied by a lavish music video shot in four geographical regions. Michael Jackson received several awards for his social message in the Earth Song. In 2011, Michael Jackson’s Earth song was paired with the poem "Planet Earth" and released in the remix album Immortal.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Earth Song:

Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time - 1992

Written by: Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley and Bernard Bell
Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time was the highlight of his album Dangerous. One of the best Michael Jackson songs, it talks about remembering the feeling of falling in love with someone. The song charted number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles as well as the Mainstream Top 40 chart. Michael Jackson’s Remember The Time is one of the much-praised Michael Jackson songs with its video set in Ancient Egypt.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Remember The Time:

Michael Jackson’s Black Or White - 1991

Written by: Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell
Black or White is one of the best Michael Jackson songs that made him the first artist to have number one hits in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s with his song Black or White. It is a fusion of pop-rock, dance, hip hop and is described as a dance song about racial harmony. One of the well-known Michael Jackson songs, it was written by Michael Jackson in his favourite spot, “The Giving Tree”, which overlooked a lake at Neverland, where he lived.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Black Or White:

Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror - 1988

Written by: Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett
Man In The Mirror from the album Bad by Michael Jackson, is the singer’s fourth single. One of the best Michael Jackson songs, it is a sentimental song arranged as a gospel choir in a pop song. Man In The Mirror was dedicated to Yoshiaki Ogiwara, a five-year-old boy who was kidnapped and murdered. The video of the Michael Jackson song is unique where Michael Jackson himself doesn’t appear in the video but instead features a montage of major news events and famous people. Man In The Mirror was also nominated for Record Of The Year at the 31st Grammy Awards.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Man In The Mirror:

Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal - 1988

Written by: Michael Jackson
One of the best Michael Jackson songs, Smooth Criminal features lyrics about a woman who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth criminal". It also showcased for the first time the very famous “anti-gravity” lean that appears physically impossible. It is one of the most admired Michael Jackson songs that was inspired and elevated from a song entitled “Al Capone” which the singer never released. Smooth Criminal is remembered for its R&B groove and rock edginess and Michael Jackson’s shift to darker and edged material.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Smooth Criminal:

Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean - 1983

Written and Composed by: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
Released in 1982 from the popular Michael Jackson album Thriller, Billie Jean was the first short film made for the album. It is one of the best Michael Jackson songs that describes a woman, Billie Jean, who claims that the narrator is the father of her unborn child. The vocals of the song were recorded with a six-foot-long tube and only in one take. Billie Jean is one of the most famous Michael Jackson songs that won two Grammy Awards and an American Music Award. The song introduced some of Michale Jackson’s signatures like the moonwalk and white sequined glove.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Billie Jean:

Michael Jackson’s Beat It - 1983

Written and Composed by: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
Another hit from Michael Jackson’s album Thriller, Beat It song talks about avoiding violence by purposely walking away from a fight. Michael Jackson’s Beat It charted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks. One of the best Michael Jackson songs, it also includes a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. The Beat It song is one of the most popular Michael Jackson songs that received the 1984 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, as well as two American Music Awards. It is the most celebrated and recognised song in the history of popular music for its impact on pop culture.
Listen to one of the most loved MJ songs, Beat It:


 

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