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Michael Jackson 1958-2009: Favorite songs and memories

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My favorite songs from Michael Jackson as well as the Jackson 5 would have be I'll be there, Got to be there, Shake your body down to the ground, Off the wall, Rock with you, Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat it and Human nature.

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What are your favorite songs/music videos of Micheal Jackson?

 

1) Beat It

2) They Don't Really Care About Us (controversies aside)

3) Heal the World

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And one of Micheal earliest 'modern' videos w/ the Jacksons called 'can you feel it.'

 

Great song & video! I also like "Ben", "Man in the mirror", "Just leave me alone", and a bunch of others. I used to rent "moonwalker" all the time, that movie is great. :cool:

 

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Metsfan a question? I be in Philly later today(Saturday) visiting my brothers for family Picinic/BBQ. What Philly radio stations are having MJ memorial weekends ie playing his songs in marathons?

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In few days since his passing MJ albums around the globe has become hotter than hot cakes. Here BBC story.

 

Michael Jackson tops album chart Number Ones last topped the UK album chart in 2003. BBC News Wires Services.

 

Michael Jackson has topped the UK album chart and made six new entries in the singles top 40, six years after his last number one.

 

Greatest hits album Number Ones rocketed from 121 to the top spot after a surge in sales since the superstar's death on Thursday.

 

The same album earned Jackson his last number one when first released in 2003.

 

Four of his other hit albums also made a reappearance in the top 20, the Official Charts Company said.

 

Thriller, still the biggest-selling album of all time, raced from 179 to number seven, King of Pop reached 14, Off The Wall got to 17 and The Essential Michael Jackson came in at number 20.

 

A total of 11 Michael Jackson or Jackson Five albums featured in the top 200.

 

In the singles chart, 43 out of the top 200 singles feature the singer, with Jackson hits accounting for all but one of the new entries in the top 40.

 

Overall, Michael Jackson accounted for over 300,000 record sales across singles and albums in just two days this week.

 

World domination

 

Music retailers said that although demand for Jackson's singles had been high since his death, his extensive back catalogue meant that no one song stood out in sales and he was narrowly denied a posthumous entry in the top 10.

 

 

Stores have seen a surge in sales of Jackson's albums

Man in the Mirror re-entered the charts at number 11, nearly 20 years after its original release, while Billie Jean got to 25, Smooth Criminal to 28, Beat It reached 30 and Earth Song reached 38.

 

Jackson's return to the charts overshadowed electro-pop newcomer La Roux's new entry at number one in the singles chart with Bulletproof.

 

Kasabian also suffered and was knocked off the number one spot in the albums chart with West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

 

Gennaro Castaldo, of music retailer HMV, told the BBC the estimated demand for Jackson albums was now 80 times greater than the day before he died.

 

"Once we had the announcement of his death people came into our stores and we had large crowds.

 

"Fortunately we had a lot of stock because we had been preparing for the O2 concerts, but sadly we didn't expect to sell them for this reason."

 

'Larger in death'

 

Jackson's albums have dominated sales at music retailers and download sites across the world since his death. Earlier on Sunday his songs topped Apple's iTunes download charts in every country except Japan.

 

Jackson Sold:750 million albums

Earned:$700 million (estimated)

 

Speaking in an interview with Fox News, Michael Jackson's father, Joe Jackson, said he doubted that stress over the star's upcoming residency at London's O2 Arena was a factor in his death.

 

He added he thought his son was going to be larger in death than he was in life, but wished he was around to see the public outpouring of affection since he died.

 

Sunday Night the US television Channel BET(Black Entertainment Television)rearranged their annual awards shows into a Jackson tribute.

 

Meanwhile the main source on US charts Billboard releases it new survey by Wednesday.

 

c)2009 BBC-TV Inc.

 

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1. wanna be startin' something

 

2. Smooth Criminal

 

3. Can you feel it

 

4. Thriller

 

5. I'm bad (and Weird Al's I'm fat)

 

and yes, I did have hater comments (aka DOB2RTO jokes) when I heard of the King of Pop-(ing......) passing.........

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1. wanna be startin' something

 

2. Smooth Criminal

 

3. Can you feel it

 

4. Thriller

 

5. I'm bad (and Weird Al's I'm fat)

 

and yes, I did have hater comments (aka DOB2RTO jokes) when I heard of the King of Pop-(ing......) passing.........

 

Knowing your jokes, we gotta hang out so I can hear them lol

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my favorite songs by the jacksons came from the era when they left motown for cbs now sony let me show you and enjoy yourself and as a solo artist beat it my favorite guitar player eddie van halen on that and give in to me with slash

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my favorite songs by the jacksons came from the era when they left motown for cbs now sony let me show you and enjoy yourself and as a solo artist beat it my favorite guitar player eddie van halen on that and give in to me with slash

 

 

 

You sound the same age as my oldest sister in my family. My 'sis favorite era of the Jacksons and Micheal was the late 1970's(ie 1976-pre thirller years)and she also claims MJ's 'best album' was "off the wall' and not "Thriller."

As a 9-10 year old little boy in 1982-83 when "Thriller" first came out, i admit did get tired of hearing it and was played to death on the radio.

 

FYI. The albums in post Motown years made by the Jacksons was produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and legendary Phildelphia producers Gamble and Huff.

 

Since his passing i been playing & also downloading on youtube and napster 'earlier' MJ/Jacksons songs from the 1970's/80's myself. I really liked stuff such as 'let me show you the way' 'can you feel it' and 'heartbreak hotel' myself.

 

In last 2 weeks since his passing, i was surprised watching on tv specials and on the radio how many people interviewed including music industry exces and rock/pop music reporters & critics-analysts also state 'thriller' as the best and personally favorite Micheal Jackson album ever.

 

No matter what you thought of Mr. Micheal Jackson personally(there are aspects of his life i could not stand myself but another matter)he ranks among the top few entertainers in music ever. In same breathe as Elvis, the Beatles, Marley and Mozart. RIP MJ.:cry:

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yes i will be 39 in august love gamble and huff from the teh ojays harry melven and the blue notes teddy pendergrass lou rawls the jacksons mfsb love all that music the sound of philly they have a great box set of all their hits they to me are the producers of soul with their thumping bass heavy guitars great drumming and the best strings great music that what i grew up on

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