Posts tagged: Michael Jackson

We Are The World Part 2

By , February 19, 2010 1:42 am

I’m not really sure how I feel about this.  For a pretty powerful and inspiring song, I’m not sure it really needed a remake, especially since it seemed a little B+ in the star power department.  I guess someone was compelled to do this and the earthquake in Haiti coupled with the 25th anniversary of the song seemed like a ‘natural fit.’  Leave it to modern musicians to sample for charity, very noble.

What I liked:  Michael Jackson solos, seeing Busta Rhymes alive, Tony Bennett, the Indian guy wearing a kurta

What I hated:  Wyclef squealing, Will I Am’s lyrical genius, auto-tuners (except Lil Wayne), Jamie Foxx doing a Ray Charles impression, Fergie, Lionel Richie’s “Wow”, standard message and data rates apply

What did you like/dislike about ‘We Are The World Part Deux’?  Did you like the original version better?  Is there anyone else that thinks that Bruce Springstein and Kenny Rogers would have won a fight with the auto-tuners in this version?

Here’s the original for those that like to compare and contrast and forgot how bad-ass The Boss was:

King of Pop was Number 1

By , June 26, 2009 9:16 am

Michael Jackson was one of my childhood heroes, and his body of work speaks for itself.  13 Grammys.  13 Number Ones.  9 Platinum Singles.  The man made Thriller, which spent a ridiculous 37 Weeks at Number 1.  Bad spent 38 Weeks in Billboard 200’s Top Five, and included 5 Number One singles.  Nearly 25 years later, we still hear at least one MJ song played at almost every bar/club/party/bbq/you name it; if people are dancing, MJ is playing.

His music was not just his legacy, but one of the few collections that can really be described as “timeless.” Here are some fantastic megamixes by DJ_OXyGeNe_8 for your enjoyment.  Shamone!

Part III and Part VI – These were not included in the player above.

And lastly his unbelievable live performance where he floated on air for the first time.

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