1958 - 2009
My mom still tells stories of me dancing around the house singing hits like "Billie Jean" when I was toddler and could barely enunciate the lyrics. Nowadays I find myself, nearly every time I'm at the gym, doing triceps dips to "Remember the Time." And no road trip is complete without "Human Nature," "PYT" and "Rock With You."
Over the past decade or more, Jackson wasn't exactly our golden boy, but like that crazy uncle that embarrasses us all at the family reunion, we loved him anyway. And we always will.
What's your favorite Michael Jackson song?
Do you remember when you first fell in love with his music?
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