There is a good reason why Michael Jackson was crowned The King Of Pop
For at least a decade-and-a-half, he was near-untouchable. His commercial success was wholly dominant: the albums he released from 1979 to 1995 — starting with the masterpiece of Off The Wall and ending with the 30-song behemoth HIStory — are all among the highest-selling albums of all time.
And he was an icon, truly. The word is too often attributed without warrant, but with Jackson it was entirely deserved. His music, his fashion, his dance moves — all of it contributed to a cult of personality quite unlike anything before or after it. The public, visceral outpouring of grief in the wake of his passing in 2009 is testament to that.
Today would have been The King Of Pop 60th birthday. To celebrate the landmark, I have put together a rundown of my all time favorite videos. I haven’t included any of his work from the Jackson 5 years — they surely deserve their own list — and have instead focused on the solo songs, from the earth-shaking ballads to the perennial dancefloor fillers. Hope You enjoy.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ!