I remember in 1983 when MJ hit with Thriller - the airwaves was for Michael - every song seemed to out do the other and there were simply no bad songs on this album. And how can we forget the infamous moonwalk at the Grammy's and also those amazing music videos.
Michael was one of the first black faces to appear on the then white-rock MTV. It was difficult to see anything but rock on MTV, but Michael seemed to break so many boundaries - and that was because of the magic of the man himself and the music.
From the news reports and over the last 25 - 30 years we have seen the happy, sad and turbulent times of Michael. It seemed that he was in so much pain - trying to be perfect. I always got the impression that he had a big heart and loved children with sincere happiness.
To conclude, I just want to list my ten favourite MJ/Jackson 5 tracks, and we will never forget that sweet, beautiful, innocent voice. There is no other one like MJ.
RIP Michael - we love you! The world has truly lost an amazing icon.
Top 10 fave MJ/Jackson 5 songs:
2. Rock With You
3. Human Nature
4. Billie Jean
5. Beat It
6. Got To Be There (Jackson 5)
7. I'll be There (Jackson 5)
8. Wanna be Startin' Something
9. Remember the Time
10. Smooth Criminal.