Michael Jackson, possibly one of the finest entertainers the world has ever seen, would have celebrated his 60th birthday today. Jackson made a foray into the world of music and showbiz as a singer in 'Jackson 5' in The star went solo in and released a string of record-breaking albums, enthralling performances, shock-value music videos, and electrified stadium audiences around the globe. Audiences loved him the world-over with his kinetic live shows. He has to his credit numerous awards and honours. As supremely gifted a songwriter as he was a dancer and choreographer, Jackson seemed incapable of penning anything other than a hit in his prime. Here's a look at his top 5 tracks which topped Billboard charts:.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. A look back at the music that made Michael Jackson the undisputed King of Pop. In a career that spanned almost all 50 years of his life, Michael Jackson became a mainstay on the Billboard charts. It was his dominance on the weekly Billboard Hot , however, that entered him into the record books: As a solo artist, 13 of his singles went to No. Here, the top 50 Michael Jackson songs are ranked based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot , through the Sept. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods. On the Billboard Hot , the track peaked at No. The title cut from the group's fifth studio album illustrated the maturation of Michael, then 13, from boy soprano to the tenor who would subsequently reign as the King of Pop.
American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson recorded songs for ten studio albums , two posthumous studio albums , seventy two compilation albums , three soundtrack albums , one live album and seven remix albums. He has provided background vocals for songs recorded by other artists, as well as featured on duets. Jackson debuted on the professional music scene at age five as a member of The Jackson 5. As Jackson began to emerge as a solo performer in the early s, he maintained ties to the Jackson 5 and Motown. Jackson's sixth album, Thriller , was released in late
There was really something about Michael Jackson. He was so likable. You rooted for him, were happy for him.