The Best Michael Jackson Songs of the 1980s
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Legends need no introduction, and yes, Michael Jackson was one of those. He is still one of the best-selling artists, with sales of over 350 million.
We have all heard the King of Pop, be it in the 1980s or present time. He had a four-decade career, and it’s spellbinding. Indeed, some of his work is not quality-based. But no one can deny his contribution to music, dance, fashion, as well as philanthropy.
The King of Pop has a long list of hit songs, way more than any artist can dream of charting. Here, we have compiled a list of the Best Michael Jackson Songs of the 1980s.
Here is a list of Michael Jackson songs to add to your Spotify list:
Rock With You (1979)
Rock With You is a pleasure on its own. Even though it was released in 1979, we had to include it in our list because even three years after its release, people couldn’t stop listening to this beautiful work. This song made it evident that Jackson was reaching the peak of his career.
It is a Disco and Funk song. Even though Rod Temperton wrote it, Jackson’s voice makes you forget the authorship.
A music video released for the song featured Jackson in a sparkly suit where he sang to his heart’s content.
Man in the Mirror (1988)
Man in the Mirror is tragic; there is no other word for it. Most people would not like it during celebrating times. Yet, you can’t stop but give your due attention to it.
The song gives good and evil, with music and lyrics by Garrett and Ballard. Michael and Quincy Jones produced it.
The song was at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. At the 31st Grammy award, the song got on the nomination list for the Year’s Record.
Beat it (1983)
Beat it is a song from his studio album called Thriller. The lyrics of the song have no great significance. But that’s not a great deal because Jackson is famous for his mastery of sound.
It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It was a new genre for Michael, and he explored it. During his Thriller album, Jackson was at the top. His wisdom is noticeable in the voice.
Billie Jean (1983)
Epic Records released Billie Jean as a second single of the album called Thriller. Again, Jackson wrote it and produced it with Jackson and Quincy Jones.
The song blends funk, dance-pop as well as post-disco and rhythm and blues. It was on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Black Singles chart within three weeks of its release.
The song has a mix of anger, passion, and complexity. It is interesting to listen to this song with a nifty melody. Billie Jeans was his all-time career best.
Going through a list of Jackson songs, we all feel like updating our Spotify list. Well, wait no longer and get your list updated. These are the best Michael Jackson songs of the 1980s.
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