Michael Jackson’s 10 Greatest Songs

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“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

Album: Off the Wall

This is his solo debut single and also the first song the singer had total creative control over.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrPTDU40hO4


“Rock With You”

Album: Off the Wall

This release was one of the last big hits of the disco era in the early ’80s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GN6kgYMrXI

“Billie Jean”

 Album: Thriller

Jackson premiered his famed moonwalk while performing this song on the Motown 25th anniversary special.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44BrnpO3mRY&feature=related
“Thriller”

Album: Thriller

The voice-over used in this epic is that of classic horror movie star Vincent Price.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khd_DvDfPCw

“Beat It”

Album: Thriller

Rocker Eddie Van Halen’s famous guitar riff makes this track. When producer Quincy Jones intially called the guitar genius to play on the song, he thought it was a joke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkGOiS75Lwk

 
“Bad”

Album: Bad

This hit was intended to be duet with Prince.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFcFsVJ0nsM

 

“Smooth Criminal”

Album: Bad

The seventh single off Bad, the song almost didn’t make it to the album’s final cut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ix9GlHZdWY
“In the Closet”

Album: Dangerous

This erotic chart topper was originally conceived as a duet with Madonna. When she presented Jackson with her lyrical ideas, he thought they were too provocative and she dropped out of the project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cupnsUDyjuA

“Heal the World”

Album: Dangerous

One of his most socially and politically conscious songs, Jackson had said “Heal the World” is the song he was most proud of creating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMSnigL0aA

 “You Rock My World”

Album: Invincible

‘You Rock My World’ was Jackson’s last top 10 hit in the U.S.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu8h-h0zk3c

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