As you undoubtably have already heard, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed away yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles at the age of 50. At this point the details are still coming in, so no one is saying for sure what happened. But no matter the circumstances, people throughout the world are mourning the loss of arguably the greatest performer of all time, a man who spent over 40 years as a public icon and superstar, selling more than 750 million records and affecting the lives of millions of fans. Pour a sip on the concrete.
Since we can’t compete with the likes of MTV or basically every major TV network in terms of piecing together a biography or “Life in Photos” retrospective, we are going to just keep it simple.
Here are a few of our top Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 videos and tracks.
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back:
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Live from the Bad Tour 1987):
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean:
Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal:
Jackson 5 – Ain’t No Sunshine:
There already are tons of tributes planned and impromptu dance parties going on all over the city (/world) tonight and throughout the weekend, so it shouldn’t be hard to get your moonwalk/white glove/dance party fix.
So many classics, it’s hard to pick just five. Rest in peace.
P.S. What is your favorite MJ track? Let us know in the comments section!
2 responses to “JOTD Tribute Special: R.I.P. King of Pop”
SO MANY years to sift though, but let’s not forget some of the newer ones still worthy of a place in the pantheon!
One of my personal faves (I’m a sucker for the artful cameo):
On a more serious note, have you guys seen LMP’s blog about his death? Pretty intense…
Wow yeah that blog post from LMP IS really intense…