At 3/16/13 11:45 PM, Gagsy wrote:
Wow, that's a deep song. On the day he died, I drove home from my then-girlfriend's and had to pull over, as "I just can't stop loving you" came on the stereo and I couldn't see for the tears.
RIP RIP RIP
MJ was amazing back in the day and the only thing he was guilty of was having a pretty fucked up childhood which warped him into the confused adult we sadly remember him as now.
Again, I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. He never had a traditional childhood, so when he tried to cut loose and do the things that we don't think are a problem for our own children to do with their peers, people were going to raise eyebrows.
Awesome awesome musician though and a giant loss, just as Elvis was, John Lennon, Freddie Mercury :(
I only have one Elvis song on my iPod, Freddie Mercury was awesome and John Lennon was only the second most talented musician in The Beatles, behind George Harrison. You heard it here first.
Oh and as for my favourite song? Jeeze, where can I possibly begin? Ben was probably the earliest song of his that I liked, though perhaps Rockin' Robin was up there as well. Blame it on the Boogie from the Jacksons was pretty great as well.
Then you move onto the later stuff, the tunes that were around when I was born and into my childhood. Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat It - all iconic, all part of the seven singles from the greatest album of all time.
Bad produced Dirty Diana and Smooth Criminal, but the best tune and possibly his magnum opus was Man In The Mirror, as it always makes me stop and think for a while, even as I belt it out on the karaoke stage.
Dangerous gave us Black and White and Heal the World - another tune in a similar vein to Man in the Mirror, but something that appeals more to my dad than I. The best track on that album for me has to be Jam, mainly because I mastered the rap on that, before the tape got chewed up by our stereo - fortunately I have a better copy now.
HIStory gave us Scream and Stranger in Moscow, plus another number 1 in You Are Not Alone - I wasn't such a fan of the dress. Childhood had me asking a few questions about Michael's apparent lack of one that I alluded to earlier in this post, but there was still more to come.
Blood On The Dance Floor gave us a decent title track, but little else to show for it. Morphine starts the documentation of his struggles, which few of us saw until it was sadly too late for him.
Invincible went on to prove that he really was not, but not before You Rock My World and Hearbreaker, both tunes, which flick a switch in my psyche, allowing me to get out there and express myself. After all of that, I still don't own a copy of Michael, but I will at some stage. It's been nearly four years since he left us, yet I remain grateful to him in structuring my musical development, as I have always had a place close to me for the great vocalists, such as Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, MeatLoaf and Bruce Dickinson, to name but a few from my personal collection.
He said it best - if you wanna make the world a batter place, take a look at yourself and make a change.