Seeing as today is the 1 year anniversary of Michael’s death, I wanted to dedicate a Trio post of my top 3 favorite MJ related subjects…This list could go on and on, but that would make this post even longer than it’s already about to be. All I’ve listed above is by no means an exhaustive list…but I could only list 3 because, well, that’s what Trio posts are all about!
Human Nature – I first heard this song during a scene in the ’92 TV film The Jacksons – An American Dream. From the moment I heard the dreamy melody, I was hooked…but I had no idea what the name of the song was or which album it was on. It wasn’t until 2001 when I bought my first copy of Thriller when I was pleasantly surprised by track #7. I love everything about the song – the production, the lyrics, the emotion in MJ’s voice…simply perfection. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the songs that sample Human Nature, some of which include “It Ain’t Hard to Tell” by Nas and “Right Here” by SWV. You must also check out John Mayer’s acoustic version (which was played at his memorial) – it is stunning.
We Are Here to Change the World – This was from Captain EO…one of the 1st 3D films I ever saw way back in the day at Epcot. I rediscovered it when I bought The Ultimate Collection…I love how cheesy 80’s goodness this song is! By the way, Captain EO is back at Disneyland in case you happened to miss seeing it back in the 80’s and early 90’s – it’s certainly a treat!
Rock With You – This song gets me nostalgic everytime I hear it. Obviously, I wasn’t around in the 70’s. but there’s something about the timeless melody and lyrics makes me feel like I could have been in love to this song back in the day. Again, the production on this song is magic as well and that sparkly suit MJ is rocking in the video is so awesome 🙂
Things I love:
The colors, concept, and choreography
The fact that Janet’s in it AND they’re performing together
Those latex leggings they’re rocking
Things I Love:
The choreography (Especially “The Lean”)
The 1920’s concept – excellent costuming!
The fact that the scene in this video is in the Moonwalker video game
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Things I Love:
Michael is so cute in this video
The marbles that whizz around in the background
Dangerous – This was performed during the Dangerous World Tour and during various music award shows in the mid 90’s. The dancing in this number is fire and the costuming is on point. I love the fedora’s and red gloves. This was my favorite number to costume during Legacy.
Motown 25 Performance – I wish I could have been alive to see this live. Why? Because this is when MJ performed the Moonwalk for the first time ever. Plus this is when the iconic sparkly black jacket was worn…which (FYI!) was actually his mother’s.
Michael Jackson 30th Anniversay Special – I love this because this was basically the last time the brothers performed together. It was on Sept 10, 2001.
The man always had a sense of style like no other…and even though they were opulent, I loved how he dressed…here are some of my favorite looks…
Some other random favorites?
My favorite part of the song Tabloid Junkie is when MJ beatboxes at the beginning of the track…so cool that he can do that!
My favorite tour to watch is The Dangerous World Tour.
I do apologize about the length of this post, but you must understand that I have been a Michael Jackson fan since I was 6 years old. Literally. I made my Dad play the Dangerous cassette (yes, cassette) anytime we went anywhere in his car. I never bought into the “Wacko Jacko” mess and I get infuriated at the people whom feel that he committed inappropriate acts with children. To me, he’s simply the greatest entertainer of modern times. But more than that, I honestly feel like he was a good human being with a beautiful spirit. I realize he was human and I’m sure he was a jerk at times and made tons of wrong decisions, but at the end of the day, his music and legacy are some of the things I consider influences on my life. As strange as this may sound, I miss him and I hate that his life had so much darkness. But at least he’s in a better place and his legacy truly will go down in history…Rest In Peace King of Pop – you’re still, and always will be loved.