Questions tagged [michael-jackson]

For questions about the singer Michael Jackson, born in 1958 (USA) and died in 2008 (USA).

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What is the wood-like sound prior to Van Halen's solo in Beat It?

"Beat It" from Michael Jackson's Thriller features a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. In the moments just prior to the solo, there is what sounds like a wood knocking. Is it known how this ...
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Why was Barry Gibb's and Michael Jackson's "All In Your Name" song released 9 years after being recorded and after Michael Jackson's death?

Barry Gibb's and Michael Jackson's "All In Your Name" song was released 9 years after being recorded and after Michael Jackson's death. Why?
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In what Michael Jackson tour and in which song did Jackson perform this particular dance sequence? Is there a name for it?

There's a unique, short segue in Michael Jackson's performances circa 1996 where the music is quiet and rhythmic and Jackson does a very particular sequence of robotic/mechanical yet as always ...
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What does "Your bash abusin' victimize within the scheme" mean?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask about song lyrics. Apologies if it isn't. The Michael Jackson song Scream includes the line "Your bash abusin' victimize within the scheme" ...
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Is Billie Jean really not his lover?

Every time I hear the song, I don't get it. Is Billie Jean really not his lover? Is she just a girl who claims he was the one? If so, why does the baby has eyes similar to his?
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Are "We are the World" incomes still sent to Africa?

The famous song by USA for Africa We are the World was initially written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie to earn funds and help Africa. The song is still popular today (occasionally played on ...
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Similarities in Beyonce's and Michael Jackson's art

When I watch Beyonce's music videos on Youtube, I see many comments saying her presence on stage reminds of Michael Jackson. I have seen a few performances of the man MJ himself. I can't make out in ...
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Did Michael Jackson hate his black roots?

Many people assume Michael Jackson used plastic surgery and skin lightening creams specifically towards the goal of looking more like a white man. Is this true, and if so, is the reason behind it ...
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In Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the bird cry at 3:11?

During Michael Jackson's song Thriller, what is the coyote or bird call that is played at 3:11? What animal makes it? Youtube link provided below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEHsIcsjtdI
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What is the Michael Jackson DVD most like the King of Pop Collection CD? [closed]

I want to give to my mom a Michael Jackson DVD on Mothers Day because she likes him very much, and wants to watch the movie clips of the music she likes. But searching Mercado Livre (a latin e-...
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Lyrics for the rap in "She Drives Me Wild" by Michael Jackson

This is regarding the song She Drives Me Wild from the album Dangerous by Michael Jackson. I have checked in many places on the Internet but the lyrics for the rap portion in this song are not ...
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Panther sequence in Black or White by Michael Jackson

Why did Michael Jackson decide to end the Black or White music video (which otherwise talked about peace, love, fearlessness and harmony) with a black panther turning into Jackson and wrecking stuff?