Friday, June 26, 2009

In Memory: Michael Jackson

I guess I will be one of millions of bloggers who post something about Michael Jackson. I am not going to get into his personal life. I just want to make a list of my favorite Michael Jackson songs/performances. So that is what I will do.

Dueting with Bart Simpson (1991?)
Michael Jackson (credited as John Jay Smith) is the voice of Leon Kompowsky, a big fat white man from a mental hospital who believes he is Michael Jackson. Episode: “Stark Raving Dad.”
This is one of the greatest songs from the long running cartoon.
When I was a kid, after reading the credits, I said “Wow I really thought it WAS Michael Jackson.” Little did I know it was. HAHA

Rockwell “Somebody’s Watching Me (1982?)
Michael Jackson sings the chorus to this song. He does not appear in the video. I just like this video.

Paul McCartney “Say, Say, Say.” (1983)

This is a wonderful song, and I love the video. I like the concept of them portraying snake oil peddlers! Watch for Latoya Jackson’s cameo.

*Michael Jackson performs Billie Jean and does the Moon Walk for the first time.
I was just a kid maybe 5 when I saw this on TV. It was the very first time I ever saw Michael Jackson, and I loved his music. This song will always be my favorite Michael Jackson song.

Thriller is my favorite Michel Jackson video of all time. Zombies, AND the legendary Vincent Price, what’s not to love. But sadly youtube is lame and embedding has been diabled on the extended version. :<>
So I will leave you with this commercial from the 80s

*I would like to thank QuentinsOnTheWay for sending me the video of the Billie Jean performance.

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