This is a tribute to the Michael Jackson,the King of Pop. His legend and memory will live on in our lifetime and generations to come. During the 80s and 90s, everyone (every single perosn?) on the planet know who is Michael Jackson.
My favourite MJ songs:
Beat It, Doggone Girl, Thriller, Who is It, Give it to me, Heal The World, We Are the World, Remember The Time, …… well I might as well just list all the albums. But if you want be to pick a favourite, i’ll pick Who is It and Beat It.
Remember there was once during school and the English teacher asked us to write a poem and submit the next day. Being clueless on what or how to write a damn poem, I got my idea while listening to the Thriller album at home in the afternoon after school. The song Thriller and the last part where the “ghost” was talking:
Darkness falls across the land
The midnite hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize yawls neighbourhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpses shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzy ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
I got a good mark and a praise from the teacher… who I bet did not realise that it was taken bluntly from the lyrics. Also I remember the time when we sang Heal The World in concerts and performances. Classmate R. Devindran and Gilbert Lands Roy performed Black and White during school year end awards day. Kok Ming the smooth criminal came to school to show off his Discman (CD version of the famous Walkman)…. listening to Bad and Dangerous album that we all came to love. The song Will You Be There was immortalise in the captured killer whale movie Free Willy.
Funny moments when my bro impersonating MJ, my cousin doing a cover of the Earth Song. Michael Jackson was just part of life. Even my late grandparents can pronounce Michael Jackson and they like him they would glue to the TV when there’s MJ concert showed on TV.
Well, fate has denied us another album or world tour of Michael Jackson. Rest in peace, MJ. Your memory and legend will live on in the HiStory of mankind for you are the one and only King of Pop. We love you.