There are moments in time that you never forget. Michael Jackson’s passing today will be one of those moments. It came as a shock to me – and while I am still digesting the news, I am wondering if a bit of the empty pit in my stomach comes from knowing that Michael led somewhat a disturbed and unhappy life.
Over the years, Michael has been chased by media hounds – looking for any weakness or misstep to exploit, and Michael never dissapointed. From dangling his baby outside a window, to building a petting zoo in his home – especially with all the allegations of child abuse – following his persona like a shadow – Michael found his way to the front pages.
Regardless, despite the many attempts by media and all ‘haters’ alike to tarnish Mike’s image, one thing we ALL know and respect – is that Michael was one of the most talented musicians to grace our world. He was an amazing dancer, choreographer, entertainer and singer. Hit after hit will ensure that Michael lives on forever in the hearts and memories of his fans.
And with that…. I’d like to share my top 10 favorite hits of Michael Jackson… leave me yours!
1) Don’t stop till you get enough
2) Rock with you
4) Human nature
5) Beat it
6) Smooth criminal
7) Billie Jean
8) Blame it on the boogie
9) Ain’t no sunshine
10) Can it be that I stayed away too long
There are more songs, Remember the time, Maria, Ben, She’s out of my life…. you name it. Either way, I am dedicating the next month or so to Michael’s memory. This is indeed a sad day. Death is inevitable, but at 50 years of age, it came too soon for Michael.
What Elvis was to those who grew up in the 50s… Michael is to those of us who grew up in the 70s and 80s. RIP MJ – King of Pop!
Also – RIP to Farrah Fawcett – Charlie’s Angel’s beauty – and her courageous battle with colorectal cancer… and of course to Jeff Goldbloom – ‘The Fly’ – who I learnt died today of a terrible accident. Today is seriously a tragic day…