As we prepare for LEGACY: A Tribute to Michael Jackson on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, we pulled together some of our top hits from the King of Pop. The real question remains: What is your #1 favorite?
If you grew up with this song, you undoubtedly remember the iconic music video as well. After eight weeks of recording, Jackson debuted this chart-topper to the world. The result was explosive: More than thirty years after its release, it remains universally popular and is credited for forever changing the course of pop music.
It’s no surprise that this track is one of the best-selling singles in the world. The maybe-autobiographical song scored #53 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and also debuted Jackson’s iconic Moonwalk.
You can’t listen to “Beat It” without envisioning the choreography of this music video. The song inspired a generation how to use a new way to be cool—by not fighting. Jackson delivered yet another 25-week chart topper with the help of Eddie Van Halen’s sizzling guitar performance. The dance floor favorite is the ultimate pop hit, and its 3-week run as the Hot 100 favorite was an indicator of the success to come.
“I Want You Back”
Alongside his siblings, 11 year-old Michael Jackson wowed the world with their first Billboard chart topper. In the intervening four decades, “I Want You Back” has earned a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame and ranks as one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time.
“Rock With You”
Thanks to the songwriting of Heatwave’s Rod Temperton, Jackson debuted his third #1 hit to audiences in 1980. The smooth beat and liquid dance moves also won Jackson Top Singles Artist of the Year.
Spirit Mountain is excited to see this powerful tribute to Michael Jackson unfold in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Buy your tickets today to relive every epic Michael Jackson moment.