Monday, June 30, 2014

Rolling Stone's list of the 50 Best Michael Jackson Songs

Rolling Stone recently published a list of the "50 Best Michael Jackson Songs" and 46% of them fall within the years 1976-85.  Here are those songs from that list and my thoughts on the ranking.  Full RS list can be found here.  Check the CD Project for my thoughts on Off The Wall, Thriller, and The Jacksons.

50This Place Hotel1979just right
45State of Shock1984a little high
41Farewell My Summer Love1984remove from list
40Can You Feel It1980much too low
39Blame It On The Boogie1978a little low
36Say Say Say1983too high
35We Are The World1985a little high
34Enjoy Yourself1976just right
33Get On The Floor1979a little high
27Burn This Disco Out1979just right
25The Girl Is Mine1982much too high
22Off The Wall1979just right

21Thriller1982too low
19She's Out Of My Life1979just right
18P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)1982too low
16Human Nature1982much too low, should be top 3, if not #1
14Workin' Day and Night1979just right
10Rock With You1979just right
8Beat It1979just right
7Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'1982just right
5Shake Your Body1978a little high
3Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough1979just right
1Billie Jean1982too high

1 comment :

  1. No surprise that a good bit of the rest of the list includes classic Jackson 5 material. I'm good with his solo work up through Bad, and then it falls off for me. I do enjoy the five albums you chose to spotlight from this period though.