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Michael Jackson in the 200 Best Songs of the 70s

August 26, 2016 • By

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Pitchfork has done a full list of 200 best songs from the 70s as voted by their full time staff and contributors!

Obviously, Michael Jackson is in the mix and here the results:

#31 Michael Jackson “Rock With You”

As the master of the single, Michael Jackson’s most memorable songs often feel like individually wrapped gifts of pop perfection—hits that contain entire standalone worlds within them. “Rock With You” is something of an exception in that, while it certainly sounds immaculate on its own, it sounds even better in the context of Off the Wall, for which it serves as the sonic thesis. The album successfully positioned MJ as a grown-up solo artist with a confident vision; “Rock With You” is the sound of that confidence. There is, of course, a timeless chorus, but the verses that bridge the hooks together cement “Rock With You” as the mature breakthrough Jackson wanted. Instead of the falsetto of album opener “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” he shows his range with a sensual lower register (by MJ standards, at least); like the 20-year-old he was, Jackson seemed eager to try out grown folks’ way of singing.

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Italian TV Rai4 to play “Michael Jackson: from Motown to Off The Wall”

August 26, 2016 • By
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Michael Jackson’s RIAA Gold Record for ‘Thriller’ to Be Auctioned

August 23, 2016 • By

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Michael Jackson’s personal RIAA gold record award for his epic album “Thriller” will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on August 25. Interested bidders may participate in the auction online.

Jackson was awarded the gold record two months after the album’s release in November 1982. “Thriller” ultimately attained RIAA diamond status for selling 10 million copies.

Released on November 30, 1982, “Thriller” featured the hits, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘Beat It’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ Music historians believe the album paved the path for other 1980’s black artists including Prince and Whitney Houston among others. Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is credited with launching the era of modern pop music.

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The Official Michael Jackson 2017 Calendar now available

August 19, 2016 • By
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Michael Jackson One to unveil iconic memorabilia

August 19, 2016 • By

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The Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson ONE will be having three-day birthday celebration in honor of the King of Pop next week.

The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in last Vegas on August 27 and will unveil a spectacular piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, the fourth to be loaned by the Estate and installed at the Mandalay Bay! The third one being the HIStory Statue which was unveiled a couple weeks ago!

It’s happening on Aug. 27 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. They will unveil a spectacular, iconic piece of Michael Jackson memorabilia, the fourth to be loaned by the Estate and installed at Mandalay Bay.

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