August 29, 1958; a star was born. His name? Michael Jackson. Over the course of his lifetime, he has given us the gift of music; over forty years worth between his solo career and that of the Jacksons/Jackson 5. The talent that Michael Jackson possessed is one that we don’t see often; a true artist that worked very hard over the years to gain the title of “King of Pop”. With this gift, he has touched millions, young an old, and continues to inspire the young musicians of today. Tragically, on the fateful day of June 25, 2009, we lost the “King of Pop” in physical form, but his spirit lives on.
On this day, what would have been his 53rd birthday, let us celebrate his legacy through the music he has made over the years. One of my favorite musical memories, is playing the “Thriller” LP at my cousins house, dancing around, and realizing that SWV sampled “Human Nature” for their single “Right Here”. I was about six or seven years old, but even at such a young age, I knew how important Michael Jackson’s influence was on the music industry. I’ve compiled a few of my favorite Michael Jackson songs, and would love for you to check them out below. Vibe with me and remember, he is gone, but never forgotten.