Editors’ Notes There are rare talents, and then there is Michael Jackson. Yes, the Indiana-born musical prodigy's albums sold like kitchen appliances in the ‘80s, but more importantly, the lifelong showman sang as if every breath were his last. He out-discoed disco. He used elements of R&B, soul, funk, blues, rock, and gospel to turn sonic emotion into genre set pieces, like how “Thriller” morphed fear into horr-opera. MJ even invented his own onomatopoeic language—“Hee hee”; “Chi-ooh!”; “Ow!”—all of which instantly conjure a snapped fedora. Even among the Greatest of All Time, the King of Pop stands apart.

SONG
ALBUM
Billie Jean
4:54
 
Beat It
4:18
 
The Way You Make Me Feel
4:58
 
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
6:04
 
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
3:58
 
Man In the Mirror
5:18
 
Thriller
5:57
 
Rock With You
3:39
 
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
6:02
 
Black or White
4:16
 
Smooth Criminal
4:17
 
Remember the Time
4:00
 
You Rock My World
5:38
 
Dirty Diana
4:40
 
Human Nature
4:05
 
Off the Wall
4:05
 
Leave Me Alone
4:40
 
You Are Not Alone
5:44
 
5:39
 
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
4:13
 
Say Say Say (Remastered 2015)
3:55
 
She's Out of My Life
3:38
 
Ben
2:46
 
Got to Be There
3:17
 

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