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RIP king of pop

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Happy Deathday Michael Jackson.  I still think you’re awesome.

Yeah, I’m boring.  I’ve got a lot of running around to do today, so this won’t be a very lengthy or deep post.  So here comes one really original top ten list honoring the King of Pop!


15. Earth Song – It’s big and it’s got power but frankly I prefer when he dances.

14. Scream – Unique, crazy, expensive, but impressive.

13. Rock With You – One of my favorite MJ songs, his sequins charmed the world in this clip.

12. Liberian Girl Freak, how many celebs are IN that vid?

11. Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough – He’s so dang cute, and sounds and looks so joyful.

10. Leave Me Alone – Michael Jackson IS an amusement park.

9. Man in the Mirror An inspirational song and video, with hardly an appearance from the man himself.

8. The Way You Make Me Feel Heck, I just like to watch him walk down the street!  I also like the guy that gives him a thumbs up. 🙂

7. Billie JeanGreat song, everything he touches lights up just as his audience did.

6. Black & White – Face morphing, Macaulay Culkin, controversial final 2 minutes… This video rocks.

5. We Are the World (USA for Africa) – Let’s face it, Michael Jackson is the best part of this humanitarian video.

4. Smooth Criminal In his white suit and with the innovative anti-gravity move, this slick night-club vid is legit.

3. Bad – Directed by Martin Scorsese and all, it doesn’t get much better than this one.

2. Thriller – This 14-minute segment is the quintessential Jackson.  Rad dancing, great song, great Michael, and Vincent Price.  There are so many moments where I just have to smile… it’s so well done.

1. Beat It – With a West Side Story feel, this is the greatest MJ video.  The dancing doesn’t get better, the Eddie Van Halen guitar riff stands out, and the song just ROCKS hard core.

Okay, ironically enough, the Beat It video is “no longer available in my country” so this MJ-vid-a-thon just came to an abrupt halt.  I’m kind of pissed off, but whatever – I’ll look for a video to embed later.

Honorable mentions: Dirty Diana, You Rock My World, and Remember the Time

You’ll always be remembered MJ!


Written by laurenthejukebox17

June 25, 2010 at 10:51 am

we are the world 2010

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I have always been a fan of the super group “USA for Africa” and the original 1985 We Are the World. So it’s only fair that I state my official opinion of this new collaboration to help those affected by the earthquake in Haiti this year.

What I liked: Michael Jackson. He was the best part of the original, he’s the best part posthumously. NO one could replace his cool “wearetheworld,wearethechildren” refrain. But we appreciate the help from Janet anyhow.

Rap? I can dig it. Didn’t like it at first, but it works. The 1985 version drags on at the end and I appreciated how the rap breaks up the monotony. What’s up Wyclef Jean.

What they did wrong? Two words: Justing Bieber. Ultimately, he’s just a mess of a recording artist. But to give him Lionel Richie’s opening lines? Serious mistake. Puberty is going to hit that kid like an avalanche…

Here’s the original:

You gotta miss Bruce Springsteen…

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February 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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