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Old 06-27-2009, 11:19 PM   #16
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I always wanted to see him in concert. *sigh*

Did anyone here ever see his concerts??
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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I'm afraid I'm going to go a bit corny and sentimental round about now.

Michael Jackson, at his peak, had everything - the rhythm, the dance, the craft, the connections.

F***, I don't know what 'it' is, but whatever it is, dude had it.

As has been said before, to those of us who grew up in the '70's and '80's, it's almost as though we grew up in an era when pop/rock music was irrevocably changed - largely due to MJ.

We know now that in terms of record sales, MJ is statistically unique - as there will never be another album that sells as much as Thriller, unless they ban the internet.

His legacy will be in the unique and original music he created, the artists influenced by that music - and hopefully, those still to come.

I have a soft spot for the funky soul of 'Dirty Diana' but if I had to pick one song by MJ, it would be 'Man in the Mirror':


YouTube - Michael Jackson "Man in the Mirror"


Still important, still relevant, IMO...
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Just watched that performance

GAF - my computer froze there too for a bit. Less videos per post namkcur
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:25 AM   #19
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I have a soft spot for the funky soul of 'Dirty Diana' but if I had to pick one song by MJ, it would be 'Man in the Mirror':
I agree. Man in the Mirror is an amazing song. I fell out of touch with Michael's music after Thriller, meaning I knew his singles but never really actively listened to his music post Thriller, with the exception of this song. And I think I've listened to it like 7 times since yesterday...
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Listening to songs like "Rock with You," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and "Billie Jean" in succession reveals just how compositionally strong pop music can be, and just how much top 40 music has faltered in the last few decades. Jackson was tremendously gifted and tremendously popular, a combination achieved by very few musicians. For me "Billie Jean" will always be his finest hour - the beat, the vocal, the video, everything was there.
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Michael completely owned the UK charts this week, number 1 album, a bunch of songs in the top 40. Man in the Mirror might be number 1 next week, I don't think we'll ever see this again
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Great thread. Thanks.
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A mash up of our favorite band and MJ. Interesting.

YouTube - I wanna rock with U2 mash up
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Did anyone here ever see his concerts??
Yes!!
My first "real" concert was the Jacksons, Victory Tour, summer 1984 in Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN. I was 10 years old! It was my first experience with the euphoria of artist and crowd connecting through music, and I'm still trying to recapture that emotion, primarily through U2 tours.

I was a budding music fanatic at the time - I guess that's why my mom asked me if I wanted to trek 6 hours across the state with her to meet her sister at the show - and this show pushed me over the edge. I'll never forget the atmosphere that evening before the show as tens of thousands of fellow fans made their way to the stadium. The entrance of the Jacksons at the beginning of the show took at least 5 minutes, as I remember it, and they started out with my favorite MJ song, "Wanna Be Starting Something." I remember working hard to fight back tears as the crowd swelled, the music started, and Michael poured it out! I was young and overwhelmed with the spectacle and emotion, but I couldn't be caught crying by my mom and aunt...
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No "Liberian Girl?" That video's just as bad as "Thriller" is good.
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Michael completely owned the UK charts this week, number 1 album, a bunch of songs in the top 40. Man in the Mirror might be number 1 next week, I don't think we'll ever see this again
That will be great. I got his Number One's album the day it came out and was shocked to see that Man In The Mirror wasn't on there, meaning it never got to number one. Sometimes the best songs don't get to the top. It said that it was previously was at 21 and this week it climbed to 11 and was his highest single in the charts this week. I don't know if this was an error or that people had been downloading it due to the publicity over his upcoming London concerts. I'd still rather have him alive though

If I was 9 or 10 I would've been devastated on Thurday. he was the one to get me into music.
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I always wanted to see him in concert. *sigh*

Did anyone here ever see his concerts??
My first concert was during the Bad tour, at the Palace in Detroit, October 1988 (I was 10).
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My first concert was during the Bad tour, at the Palace in Detroit, October 1988 (I was 10).
I am so jealous of you right now. I'm sure I would've gone too, but I was 2 months old at the time, so that was kind of out.
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I havent seen anyone post this one yet. I know its more Paul McCartney than Michael Jackson, but I've always liked this song and video

YouTube - Say. Say. Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson (RIP)
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Gosh, I can't stop listen to "Stranger In Moscow" lately. It's so beautiful and haunting, and it shows what an utterly brilliant lyricist Michael was. It was on HIStory, but he wrote during the first round of accusations while he was on tour in Moscow for Dangerous. It's heartbreaking to realize the pain this must have caused him, but I'm glad he was at least able to pour it out in his music.

YouTube - Michael Jackson - Stranger In Moscow
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