Thats one of his best performances, the reason i believe he was so popular was because of his combination of dance and music
Im shocked and amazed that as a music critic you dont like songs like Billy Jean, Beat it, smooth criminal,, dont stop till you get enough (club banger till this day) even dirty diana.
Songs that have passed the test of time in many peoples eyes.
Nothing against you for not like these songs ryan because it is indeed your opinion but i dont think i have ever seen a critic/reviewer use the words elevator music for mj, just unreal comment, but dont forget ryan mate, this is comming from a mj fan so im probably deluded in his music yet are so many millions of others.
One final question, can you see why he was so popular in the 80's, even to this day where poorer albums like his last release Invincible sold 10 million copies, not many people could sell 10 million copies of an album this day.
But i think i understand where your music tastes lie and that your not into mainstream pop, im no way into the current pop culture, the only musician that made me like it was MJ and that says alot for what he has done, all this current pop culture with shows like X-factor are pure filth and it sounds like awful robot music with no feeling and passion, mj used pop culture but added variation, passion, dance, performance, creativity to make it more interesting and this is why i believe he is adored by so many people.
BuddyHolly, with respect it just seems that your obessed with hating, questioning MJ. No i dont believe he was the 2nd comming, there are momments where i believed MJ was absoloute tool and made stupid mistakes, acted like an idiot, prick so on
Lets get one thing straight you as an idealist will never know for sure what was going with Mj, your going by 2nd hand material that is fed to you, stop sucking the ball sack of media propaganda, MJ is this, Mj is that. Just appreciate the music, dance that he gave the world, this comment is backed up by millions of people, just look at the positive reaction to his death, it says alot really.
Simple facts, these are not facts my friend, it is bullshit media and your just a sucker for it.
If you g.mirny were a child star and was beaten by your dad, told everyday that you was ugly and disgusted him, i wonder how you would react, then on top of this , you were pressured to perform day in and day out since the age of 5, this was not a normal life, his life was played on tv for nearly 45 years, anything he did was reported on, ridiculed and so on, i wonder how you would deal with this.
Yes i agree, he turned into abit of a fruitcake in the 90s, he had all that wealth, people dont report the good things he did, giving 20 million to aids foundation, giving 10 million to cancer foundations, 10 million orphanage foundations, why doesnt the media report this? Can you tell me? Because negative things sell more, make more for filthy obsessed fat cats who own news channells like fox and own papers like the sun and enquirer, dont you get it. The child abuse allegations were a gold mine for news channells and the media paper.
If i was a parent and my child was abused i would want that man to die by death penalty or go to jail for life no accept money for it, disgusting what they did really.
The 2nd trial proved by a strict white jury that there was no evidence, it was all about milking money again.
in the end it was a huge circus act which started innocently and authentically with the genius of music and ended in a sad demise, a life that you will never understand unless you lived it glenn.
there must be millions of losers in the world who defend mj judging by your last comment
If, if, if, if, if...
He was ridiculed because his actions were ridiculous. Buying a ranch and calling it Neverland? Holding out a baby out of a balcony? Admitting sleepovers with little children when he was over 30, 40? If he were a normal person, nobody would ridicule him.
If he hadn't abused the kid, then why has he given 20 million in a off-the-court agreement for the charges to be dropped? I don't think you understand the amount of pressure a guy with so much money and fame can exert on someone else.
Anyone who defends a child molester cannot be anything else but an accomplice. People can't seem to separate the pop star they liked from the freak he was in his personal life.