Today is Michael Jackson's Birthday. He would have been 63 and love him or hate you cannot deny his impact on the music world. The King of Pop, an influential legend he produced 10 solo albums with a myraid of hits. This article covers 5 hidden gems you may have never heard, or maybe heard and never paid it any mind.
This cut on his 2001 Invincible album briefly heard on the 2009 documentary This Is It. With Michaels soft vocals is the perfect song for any wedding, proposal background track or valentines day. It's a song about love and how being head over heels in love can cause someone to be at lost for words.
4. Stranger In Moscow
Released on 1995's History album and released as a single in 1997. At the time of the songs release MJ was losing his iron grip on the music world. The single didn't receive much video play on MTV, BET or VH1. Despite that The song has a infectious beat, followed by lyrics about isolation and paranoia. It's one of his better songs of that album.
3. On The Line
Played briefly during the opening scene of the 1995 film Get On The Bus, the song for whatever reason wasn't included on the official soundtrack. It was years later released on a compilation album. Co-produced by Babyface with a gospel influence, the song covers the need for preserverance and moving forward despite struggles. The song may or may not have been written in response to MJ's troubles at that time. In any case it's a either a little known song or heavily slept on song.
Featured on 1997's Blood On the Dance Floor album at this point MJ's grip on the music world was pretty much nonexistant. Partnering with Teddy Riley he produced this spiritual follow up to Thriller, including a short film that debuted at Cannes and had a young Mos Def in a role. This track is way more upbeat than Thriller and guaranteed to get a Halloween party turnt. The song was included in the 2010 Wii game Michael Jackson The Experience and would get that heart rate pumping.
1. Break of Dawn
My favorite track on the Invincible album and one of my favorite MJ songs period. The song produced by Dr. Freeze is about love and making love is quite sensual for a MJ song. The birds chirping in the beginning gives images of a cool summer night mindset. Simply if you listen to this song you will put it on repeat again.
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