Michael Jackson is the single most important entertainment figure to emerge in my lifetime, and while his death was certainly a tragic event, lone fortunate thing you can take away from it is that it once again focused people’s attention on his talent and not his eccentricities.
There are quite a few people out there who think the magic stopped with Thriller, and that simply ain’t the case. While Michael could’ve certainly used a self-edit button after the success of his magnum opus, there were still quite a few moments of genius in the grooves of Bad, Dangerous, Invincible, and even HIStory (my least favorite MJ album). The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit challenged me to make a playlist of worthwhile Michael songs post-Thriller, and you can check out my selections here. Truthfully, I could have made this list twice as long, and I should have probably added the song I’m listening to right now!