Whilst writing some posts this evening/early morning, I have been listening to music – like most of the IntoMobile team when they are writing I think!
Of course, with recent events, Michael Jackson is at the front of many peoples’ minds, and I’m no exception – the man brought some amazing music that crossed boundaries, defied genres, and enriched our lives. So here, whilst I am posting, are my top 10 MJ tracks – ranked in descending order:
10: Jam (another MJ – Michael Jordan – in the video. Heavy D on rap duties!)
9: In The Closet (Naomi Campbell in video. Nuff said)
8: Who Is It (bad-ass percussion on this)
7: You Rock My World (Darkchild is a legendary producer)
6: Stranger in Moscow (underrated track – great Todd Terry remixes….)
5: Human Nature (incredibly delicate track, but superb instrumentation)
4: Billie Jean (one of the best intros to a track ever…)
3: Smooth Criminal (awesome, even if just for the Alien Ant Farm cover years later!)
2: Beat It (talk about an another awesome intro, and some hard pop lyrics!)
1: Thriller (had to be, didn’t it – but listen to the instrumentation on it, amazing for the time – and interpolated cleverly by Prodigy years later on ‘The Way It Is’ – check it out if you have 5…)
Of course, everyone has their own Top 10 – post yours in the comments below (you can get the full singles discography here at Wikipedia).