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The iconic Michael Jackson and his blockbusters

The celebrated Michael Jackson with his blockbusters

Michael Jackson started his solo career in 1971 with captivating stadiums and eccentric crowds.
He became a record-breaking pop star with fans swooning over him for his high energy and passion for the music. Shows were jam-packed with Jackson’s gifted choreography and killer vocals. But some songs were better than the others. So let me tell you five iconic numbers that broke the music industry.

Here are Michael Jackson top five songs!

  • BILLIE JEAN;

She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one

Billie Jean was released in 1983 and crowning all music charts across the globe. And shattering all the records by staying on the top for 25 weeks.
Jackson wrote this song and this also won two Grammys along with multiple awards. This song started the era of pop and intense choreography.

  • BEAT IT:

They’re out to get you, better leave while you can
Don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man,You wanna stay alive

Beat It is our second iconic song. This number also peaked for 25 weeks and remained number one on the Billboard countdown. Michael Jackson depicted a gangster who is unbeatable.
Beat It became most popular and achieved great success because of powerful vocals along with perfect melody mixed with guitar chords. Eddie Van Halen’s guitar added much need power and electricity to the song.

  • SMOOTH CRIMINAL:

All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that they don’t really care about us

The next song is called Smooth Criminal and is part of the album called Bad. It is certified platinum two times by the Recording Association of America which later became one of Jackson’s signature dance steps.
The smooth criminal was also a centrepiece of the movie Moonwalker. It is named as the last best hit of the disco era.

  • DANGEROUS:

She’s so dangerous
The girl is so dangerous
Take away my money
Throw away my time
You can call me honey
But you’re no damn good for me

Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, and Teddy Riley wrote this blockbuster number. The song paid tribute to Judy Garland’s dance number “get happy” The dancers also Jackson wore fedora and wreaths.
This song broke all song records and premiered across 27 nations with 500 live audiences.

  • THRILLER:

This iconic song was based on horror and with its appealing lyrical style. Michael Jackson admired horror and frightening creatures, so director John Landis made him into a werewolf.
The song became celebrated with its alliance of the best directors, actors, and costume designers. It became a mini-movie set with the longest-running version for almost 14 minutes.

Did you know that Michael Jackson was the best selling singer? Because his album thriller is still the best with more than 300 copies selling worldwide.

About the author

Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.
Email:sarah@dailyresearchrecord.com

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