Michael Jackson's birthday

Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th birthday. Even though Michael Jackson died four years ago at the age of 50, social media and news outlets have been celebrating the King of Pop’s life.

Below is a montage of some of his most popular videos, and if you’re feeling extra nostalgic, Spotify has a playlist of his music.



What’s your favorite Michael Jackson song?

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  • EL

    Aww! Happy Birthday Michael!

    We miss you :(


  • IBJuliet

    Wow, it’s been four years and counting since MJ’s death and it still stings. He was and always will be my all time favorite artist.
    Some of my favorite songs are
    Be Not Always
    Summer Love
    Rock With You
    Billie Jean
    Human Nature
    Heartbreak Hotel
    She’s Out of My Life
    Lady In My Life
    Man In The Mirror
    Stranger In Moscow**
    Earth Song**
    And a plethora of others not listed. RIP King of Pop!

  • The Other Jess

    Happy B-day MJ! To the greatest Black man in recent history (imho). Not too many other great ones since Malcolm X and Dr. King, sorry.

    Best songs ever:

    *Can You Feel It
    *I Can’t Help It
    *Earth Song
    *This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel)
    *Wanna Be Startin’ Something
    *Working Day and Night
    *Man in the Mirror
    *Will You Be There
    *Don’t Stop til You Get Enough
    *Lady in My Life
    *Shake You Body Down to the ground
    *Another Part of Me
    *Stranger in Moscow
    *Smooth Criminal
    *The Girl is Mine
    *Say, Say, Say
    *I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
    *I Want to Be Where You Are, Destiny, Goin’ Places, I Want You Back (really really really old skool 60s/70s when still with The Jacksons and Jackson 5)

    *Forever Came Today (you all should really see this old skool video – it’s the greatest – youtube.com/watch?v=7omcgFPUJkc )

    …and so many more, but these are some of his best

  • The Other Jess

    oops, and how did i forget:

    *Blame It on the Boogie
    *Let Me Show You the Way to Go (performance at Musikladen on youtube is the best!)
    *Remember the Time
    *You Can’t Win (from The Wiz)

    • LMO85

      YES how can I forget “You can’t win”–his lower register was off the chain on that one. **Going to check youtube on the others you mentioned now. Thanks!