"Rock With You""Billie Jean""Ben""I Want You Back"
It was "Ben!"
Michael's first number one song was "Ben" when he was only 14 years old. "I Want You Back" was his first number-one ever, but as part of The Jackson 5.
Remember: "Annie, are you OK? So Annie, are you OK? Are you OK, Annie?". (Hope she's OK)
"You Rock My World""Earth Song""One More Chance""Hold My Hand" (Feat. Akon)
It's "One More Chance!"
The song was written and co-produced by R. Kelly. It was the last original song released during Jackson's lifetime.
None, "Off The Wall" was his first studio album as a solo artist.Two: "Got To Be There" and "Music & Me."Three: "Got To Be There," "Ben," and "Music & Me."Four: "Got To Be There," "Ben," "Music & Me," and "Forever, Michael."
He released four!
Yes, it's true. Even though most of the people have no idea, Michael Jackson tried to make it as a solo artist four times. Thanks to Quincy Jones, he achieved his long-awaited success with "Off The Wall" in 1979.
SadeDebbie HarrySiedah GarrettKim Carnes
It's Siedah Garrett!
Who else could it be? According to Wikipedia, The presence of Garrett on the track was a last minute decision by Jackson and Quincy Jones, after Jackson's first two choices for the duet, Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston, both decided against participating.
"Billie Jean""The Girl Is Mine" (Feat. Paul McCartney)"Beat It""Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
It was "The Girl Is Mine" feat. Paul McCartney!
Interesting fact: Michael Jackson never performed the song live.
September 11 attacksJanet Jackson's nipplegate at the Super BowlNew accusations of child molestationMichael Jackson's addiction to plastic surgery
The September 11 attacks.
"Invincible" was released on October 30, 2001, a complicated moment for the music industry and the United States.
"Come Together""Let It Be""Yesterday""Something"
It was "Come Together!"
Jackson included the version in his 1995 album. We're pretty sure he'd have nailed the other three Beatles songs, though.
Pretty Young TenderPerfect Young ThingPretty You ThingPretty Young Thing
It's PRETTY YOUNG THING!
The song is known for the usage of the word "tenderoni." And no, that's not the thing Tony Soprano eats with his pals.
"Leave Me Alone""Who Is It""Scream""Unbreakable"
It's "Who Is It!"
"Who Is It" is about a man who's desperate to know the identity of his partner's lover, thus the title.
"They Don't Care About Us""Why You Wanna Trip On Me""Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'""Dirty Diana"
It's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'!"
Believe or not, Jackson says the line several times throughout the song. Please note he became a vegetarian during the '80s.
Although the video and the song are arguably Michael Jackson's signature works, "Thriller" was chosen as the last single from the best-selling album of all time.
A secret, forbidden affair.The media, of course.Michael's sexual ambiguity.Michael's skin colour controversy.
It's about a secret, forbidden affair!
The two lovers make a vow to keep their affair "in the closet," ergo, privately. FUN FACT: "In the Closet" was originally conceived as a duet between Jackson and Madonna, but Madonna's proposed ideas were too much for Jackson.
"History: Past, Present and Future, Book I & II""HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I""HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I & II""History: Past, Present and Future"
It's "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I!"
HIS + story = HIStory. "Past, present and future" because the album includes past songs and new songs. But it's "Book I," not "Book I & II" despite being a double album.
Yes, she was one of Michael's stalkers.No, she was completely made up.She was partially based on all the groupies of The Jackson 5, but there was never a girl called Billie Jean.She was partially based on Michael's girlfriends from his childhood.
She's partially based on all the groupies of The Jackson 5, but there was never a girl called Billie Jean!
Jackson wrote on his book "Moonwalk" (Double Day 1988): "There never was a real Billie Jean. The girl in the song is a composite of people my brothers have been plagued with over the years. I could never understand how these girls could say they were carrying someone's child when it wasn't true."
"This Time Around" and "Break Of Dawn""Break Of Dawn" and "2000 Watts""This Time Around" and "Unbreakable""Unbreakable" and "Break Of Dawn"
Biggie Smalls is featured in "This Time Around" and "Unbreakable!"
The Notorious B.I.G. is the only rapper featured in more than one Michael Jackson album, but according to Wikipedia, the rap verse in "Unbreakable" was originally from the song "You Can't Stop the Reign" by Shaquille O'Neal. Yes, Shaquille O'Neal.
"Money""Jam""Give In To Me""Gone Too Son"
"Money," a song about greed, is included in the album released after "Dangerous."
"Man In The Mirror""Black Or White""She's Out Of My Life""Keep The Faith"
It's "She's Out Of My Life!"
If you pay attention to the last verses, you'll appreciate Jackson's voice trembling as if he were crying. This is because the song was too emotional for the singer and he only recorded it once.
It was for "Dangerous!"
After the massive success of "Off The Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad," Jackson decided it was time for a change. According to Jones, he convinced Jackson to have Teddy Riley replace him in the production of "Dangerous."
"I'll pick you up in my car and we'll paint the town.""I like the groove of your walk, your talk, your chest.""Just kiss me baby and tell me twice that you belong to me.""I'll be working from 9 to 5 to keep you by my side."
It's "I'll pick you up in my car and we'll paint the town!"
It's "I like the groove of your walk, your talk, your DRESS."; "just kiss me baby and tell me twice that YOU'RE THE ONE FOR ME"; and "I'll be working from 9 to 5 TO BUY YOU THINGS to keep you by my side."
"Stranger In Moscow""Blood On The Dance Floor""Scream""Bad"
It was "Scream!"
"Scream" still holds the record of most expensive music video thanks to its production budget of seven million dollars (that adjusted by inflation would be $10,834,025).
"Ben" is a horror film about the friendship between a young boy and his pet rat. It currently holds a 57% rating in Rotten Tomatoes.
"Speed Demon""Another Part Of Me""Say Say Say""Just Good Friends"
It's "Just Good Friends!"
"Just Good Friends" and "Speed Demon" are the only two tracks from the album "Bad" never to be released as singles.
"The Way You Make Me Feel""You Are Not Alone""Black Or White""Dirty Diana"
It was thanks to "You Are Not Alone!"
"You Are Not Alone" sold 120,000 copies during its first week, which was enough to land at the top of the list. The song was later certified platinum for shipments of at least one million units.
"Burn This Disco Out""It's The Falling In Love""I Can't Help It""Off The Wall"
It's "Burn This Disco Out!"
There's no better way to close a disco album as great as "Off The Wall" than with a song called "Burn This Disco Out," am I right?