Being a child of the '80s I was fortunate enough to grow up listening to the sweet sounds of Michael Jackson. One of my earliest memories was sitting on the couch (felt glove on one hand from the 99 cent store, bedazzled with rhinestones) waiting for "Thriller" to come on MTV so I could mimic the magnificent footwork of MJ. I practiced the moonwalk, the point, the spin, the body wave, the open arm stance with billowing top (I needed to stand in front of the air conditioning vent for that one)...everything short of the (crotch) "grab", basically. Oh the memories.....
This afternoon, Mum and I visited a local music shop and reminisced as we went through all of Michael's c.d.s and d.v.d's. We purchased two, and have been dancing ever since. Yesterday, a good friend of mine (and also a big Michael Jackson fan since childhood), was married and MJ's music played all night long...
Last week, we lost a musical genius and an icon who will go down in history as being the greatest musician, dancer and singer that ever lived....the King of Pop....who will live on in his fantastic, ground-breaking music.
Some of my favourite Michael Jackson music includes:
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Rock with You
Don't Stop 'Til You get Enough
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man in the Mirror
You Rock My World
Break of Dawn
I Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
In fact, I think I'll go play some of them now...