Michael Jackson Birth Anniversary: 5 Most Iconic Hits from The King Of Pop

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Published: August 29,2022 08:45 PM
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American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, often also called the 'King of Pop' left a million hearts shattered when he passed away on June 25, 2009

August 29, 2022: American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, often also called the 'King of Pop' left a million hearts shattered when he passed away on June 25, 2009. Known as a gifted singer, songwriter, and dancer in pop culture history, Jackson highly propagated dance techniques such as the Robot and the Moonwalk. In a career spanning more than four decades, Jackson influenced artists of various genres and smashed music charts. On the occasion of his birth anniversary let's take a look at 5 of his most iconic hits.



'Black or White'



This song was a call for racial unity as it practiced what it preached by seamlessly combining classic-rock swagger and R&B drive. There was a deep message presented in this song fueled by powerful guitars, soulful and hot dance grooves and of course Michael Jackson’s pitch perfect vocals.





 



'Smooth Criminal'



Jackson wrote one of the sickest basslines for this song which was released as the seventh single from the 'Bad' album. Following its release, 'Smooth Criminal' broke the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number seven.





 



Thriller'



'Thriller' was the title track of Michael Jackson’s legendary album of the same name. The song was released as the album’s seventh single.





 



'Beat It'



One of the most surprising and stunning moments on the 'Thriller' album was the track titled 'Beat It', which featured Steve Lukather of Toto fame on that classic guitar lick and Eddie Van Halen playing that mad guitar solo.





 



'Billie Jean'



Michael Jackson's greatest song, Billie Jean, sums up all the contradictions in his music: youthful exuberance, tortured nerves, and pure physical grace.