From the 1987 Bad album, Smooth Criminal along with it’s groundbreaking music video is one of Jacko’s most loved tracks. Only Michael could get away with repeating the line ‘Annie are you okay?’ umpteen times. The legendary leaning effect in the video and the 1920s style will be remembered for years to come.
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
The first track from 1979’s Off the Wall album, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough is one of the king of pop’s finest dance tracks. It’s long length and infectious groove still make it a hit on dance floors today.
From the classic Thriller album, Human Nature is a tender emotional ballade which tells of Jacko’s desire to escape the people around him and live his life the way he wants to. Famously sampled by SWV on their track ‘Right Here Right Now’, the introduction sends shivers down your spine.
Rock With You
Another track from the fantastic ‘Off the Wall’ album, ‘Rock With You’, is another floor filler, albeit a little slower that ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’. Produced by the multi talented Quincy Jones, the song is often overlooked as part of Michael’s back catalogue, although it definitely shouldn’t be.
Off The Wall
The lead track from the 1979 album, this track begins with a spooky ghost like atmosphere which is a predecessor of Thriller. Another groovy dance track, the lyrics in ‘Off the Wall’ urge the listener to live life to the full and enjoy themselves whilst having a good old dance.
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Another track from the Thriller album. PYT which stands for Pretty Young Thing is a great slice of 1980’s pop. With it’s bright synth sounds and vocoder vocal effects, every Jacko fan must agree that it’s a classic. Although not one of his most famous tracks, PYT has definitely stood the test of time.
Who could forget the moment as the Motown 20 year aniversary TV special when Michael took to the stage to preform Billie Jean for the first time? For many it was the first time that they ever saw the now world famous moon walk. However, it’s not just the dance moves and amazing video that make this track to of the list of Michael Jackson tracks. The infectious groove, world class production and brilliant string arrangement make this not just Jacko’s finest song, but one of the best ever in our opinion.