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Michael Jackson- Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix / Invincible: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Michael Jackson- Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix
United States- After several hit albums, Michael Jackson released this remix album “Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix”, which features the remixes of his songs from “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” album. The album was platinum by RIAA and released singles, but nothing went to top 10. “Blood on the Dance Floor” only peaked at number 42.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson did well with the remix album “Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix” in United Kingdom too when it had gone platinum by BPI. It released singles with these two went to top 10:
Blood on the Dance Floor- #1
HIStory/Ghosts- #5
Michael Jackson scored two singles from the remix album to reach the top 10. He scored another number 1 hit with “Blood on the Dance Floor”. The double-sided single “History” and “Ghost” went to number 5.

Michael Jackson- Invincible
United States- After many years, Michael Jackson came back with the album “Invincible” which had gone 2x platinum. It released two singles but see what had gone to the top 10:
You Rock My World- #10
It thus show that Michael Jackson only scored one top 10 hit with “You Rock My World” at 10. He charted with “Butterflies” which peaked at number 14.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson achieved platinum record with “Invincible” as awarded by BPI. It also released two singles in United Kingdom and let’s see of both songs went to top 10:
You Rock My World- #2
Michael Jackson only earned one top 10 hit in United Kingdom from the album “Invincible”. That only song was “You Rock My World”, which took its peak of number 2. His other single “Cry” only went to number 25.

What I am sharing this time was “You Rock My World” from Michael Jackson’s studio album “Invincible”. It sounds better than the song “Blood on the Dance Floor” for me. It could’ve been a great comeback but didn’t push to another level. Here’s the song below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
ALbums by: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson- HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Michael Jackson- HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
United States- Michael Jackson kept on having a winning streak on his albums. His album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” has been certified with 7x platinum by RIAA. It also released a number of singles, but check if it scored a lot of hits, with these songs reaching the top 10:
Scream (with Janet Jackson) / Childhood- #5
You are Not Alone- #1
Michael Jackson had this album a huge seller, however, he only scored two top 10 hits. It’s quite rare since he often earn a lot of top 10 hits from an album. His song “You are Not Alone” was his only song to reach number 1. While the songs “Scream” and “Childhood into one single peaked at number 5. The controversial track “They Don’t Care About Us” only reached number 30, while the ballad “Stranger in Moscow” only peaked at number 91.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson achieved the same success with the album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” in the country after 4x platinum award by BPI. It even scored five of his songs to chart, but let’s see if which songs and how many songs became top 10 smashes:
Scream (with Janet Jackson) / Childhood- #3
You are Not Alone- #1
Earth Song- #1
They Don’t Care About Us- #4
Stranger in Moscow- #4
All of his five songs from the album had gone to top 10. He has scored two songs at number 1 with the emotional ballad “You are Not Alone” and the operatic “Earth Song” also on top. The collaboration with his sister Janet Jackson went to number 3, “They Don’t Care About Us” at number 4, along with “Stranger in Moscow”.

Michael Jackson had reached number 1 with “You are Not Alone” not just in United States and United Kingdom, rather worldwide too. It is a ballad about sticking to the person you love and cares for him/her. Check that love song below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson- Dangerous: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Michael Jackson- Dangerous
United States- Michael Jackson kept on achieving success from his albums. His album “Dangerous” was a number 1 hit and has been 7x platinum awardee by RIAA. It also produced hit singles and here are those official top 10 hits:
Black or White- #1
Remember the Time- #3
In the Closet- #6
Will You Be There- #7
Michael Jackson scored four songs to reach the top 10. He had only one number 1 single though with “Black or White”. His other top 10 hits were “Remember the Time” at number 3, the sexy song “In the Closet” at number 6, and the gospel inspired “Will You Be There” at number 7. He had some underperforming singles too with “Jam” at number 26, “Who Is It?” at number 14, and the social conscious song “Heal the World” at number 27.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson continues to receive a string of hits in this album “Dangerous”. It was a recipient of 6x platinum by BPI. It even scored tons of hit singles, which the top 10 were listed below:
Black or White- #1
Remember the Time- #3
In the Closet- #8
Who Is It?- 10
Heal the World- #2
Give in To Me- #2
Will You Be There?- #9
Michael Jackson clearly scored 7 singles reach the top 10. He has made it to number 1 with the lead track “Black or White”. Two singles made it to number 2 with “Heal the World” and the rock infused “Give in To Me”. The following top 10 hits did well with the sassy “Remember the Time” (number 3), the sexual “In the Closet” (number 8), the emotional “Will You Be There?” (number 9), and the groovy “Who Is It?” (number 10). He had his singles charted “Jam” and “Gone Too Soon” but peaked at number 13 and 33 respectively.

It can already be seen which song was the biggest hit from “Dangerous” album. It is no other than “Black or White” for reaching number 1 worldwide. I am sharing that song too because of its good lyrics. Check that danceable track below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Michael Jackson
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Michael Jackson- Thriller: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Michael Jackson- Thriller
United States- Michael Jackson achieved huge success over this album “Thriller”. It ended up as the biggest selling album of all time worldwide, as well as in United States for being awarded with 32x platinum by RIAA. Aside from the albu’s sales, it also became huge with its singles. Here are those hit top 10 songs:
The Girl is Mine (with Paul McCartney)- #2
Billie Jean- #1
Beat It- #1
Wanna Be Starting Something- #5
Human Nature- #7
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)- #10
Thriller- #4
The data shows that Michael Jackson has scored a lot of top 10 hits from “Thriller” album with total of 7. That’s even the total singles released from the record. It scored two number 1 hits with “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”. Number 4 and 5 positions for “Thriller” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”. He reached number 7 with the ballad “Human Nature” and number 10 for “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson was record breaking in UK too with the album “Thriller”. The album was certified 13x platinum in the country, which that success was also translated to the singles’ success. Below it was shown which reached the top 10:
The Girl is Mine (with Paul McCartney)- #8
Billie Jean- #1
Beat It- #3
Wanna Be Starting Something- #8
Thriller- #10
Five of seven singles from the album managed to reach the top 10. He had one number 1 single with “Billie Jean”. His second big hit was “Beat It” at Number 3. Two singles were number 8 hits such as “The Girl Is Mine” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'”. His iconic song “Thriller” peaked at number 10.

The biggest single from the album was “Billie Jean” as it reached number 1 both in United States and United Kingdom. His single “Beat It” failed to reach the number 1 UK, while it has been a number 1 hit US. I am sharing the song for you to groove to the 80s hit below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Michael Jackson
Video from YouTube / michaeljacksonVEVO

Michael Jackson- Bad: Top 10 Singles in US and UK

Michael Jackson- Bad
United States- Michael Jackson did great with his previous album “Thriller”, the biggest selling album pf all time. So it is a pressure for him to follow with an album, but he seemed unfazed and “Bad” still became a hit. Sales didn’t match the previous release, however, he achieved more with his singles in this album.
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You- #1
Bad- #1
The Way You Make Me Feel- #1
Man in the Mirror- #1
Dirty Diana- #1
Smooth Criminal- #7
Michael Jackson got six of his singles from the album to reach the top 10. Aside from that, he has scored five number 1 hits, a record he has set and something “Thriller haven’t achieved. Those number 1 hits were “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with Sieddah Garrett, the funky “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, the socially relevant “Man in the Mirror”, and the rock track “Dirty Diana”. He hit number 7 with “Smooth Criminal”. He almost made it at the top 10 with the number 11 hit “Another Part of Me”.

United Kingdom- Michael Jackson matched the success of “Thriller” with “Bad” in the country with 13x platinum award by BPI. He even released nine singles there and here are those which accessed the top 10 slots:
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You- #1
Bad- #3
The Way You Make Me Feel- #3
Man in the Mirror- #2
Dirty Diana- #4
Smooth Criminal- #8
Leave Me Alone- #2
It shows that Michael Jackson scored 7 singles to hit the top 10 from “Bad” album. He only had one number 1 single with “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with Sieddah Garrett. He had two number 2 hits with “Man in the Mirror” and “Leave Me Alone”. The other top 10s were “The Way You Make Me Feel” at number 3, “Bad” at number 3, “Dirty Diana” at number 4, and “Smooth Criminal” at number 8.

The album “Bad” was loaded with hits but I am choosing “Man in the Mirror ” to share. The reason is the beautiful message it conveyed for the change of the world. The song was also a number 1 hit in the US and number 2 in UK. Enjoy the song as I share it below:

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia
Album by: Michael Jackson
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Album’s Singles Review: “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” by Michael Jackson

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (album)
Michael Jackson released “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I” as a follow-up to the highly successful album “Dangerous”. The album had gone edgier than the already edgy previois album. It was very successful too going to number 1 worldwide.

Scream (with Janet Jackson)
“Scream” has been released to lead the album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. This time, Michael Jackson worked with his sister Janet Jackson in this song against the tabloid media. The song is a song with different genres. You can hear R&B, dance, pop, electronic, and even rock. It is a worldwide smash reaching the top 10.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Childhood
“Childhood” was released as the B-side to “Scream”. It is a ballad used for the film “Free Willy 2”.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

You are Not Alone
“You are Not Alone” was the official second single released for the album “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. It is a R&B song and one of the best tracks for the LP. It reached number 1 on many countries worldwide.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Earth Song
“Earth Song” became the third single from “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. He never failed to release a song with social consciousness. The song became a number 1 hit worldwide.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

This Time Around (with Notorious B.I.G.)
“This Time Around” was released as a promotional single for “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. It is a R&B song which charted in component charts.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

They Don’t Care About Us
“They Don’t Care About Us” was the official fourth single from “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. It is a controversial song because of its lyrics. It was am international hit reaching the top 10.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Stranger in Moscow
“Stranger in Moscow” was the official last single off “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I”. The song is pop, R&B ballad which became a top 10 hit in some countries including UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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Album’s Singles Review: “Dangerous” by Michael Jackson

Dangerous (album)
Michael Jackson had a string of hit albums after the biggest selling album ever “Thriller” and “Bad”. He came back with “Dangerous” which he showcased the same sound but more modern and edgier. Aside from R&B and pop, he incorporated new jack swing on his music, as well as hip-hop and rock. The album eventually became a worldwide top-seller. In the US, it was certified 7x platinum.

Black or White
“Black or White” was released as the carrier single of Michael Jackson’s hit album “Dangerous”. The song is a new jack swing track with pop, dance, and hip-hop track. There’s even a sense of rock due to the guitars played, which made it an edgy song. The song which is an anti-discrimination track was a worldwide number 1 hit.
Rate: 9.0 out of 10

Remember the Time
“Remember the Time” had became the second released single for “Dangerous”. It was a more subtle new jack swing track with a lovely storytelling from Michael Jackson. It turned out to be a global hit and peaked at number 3 both in United States and United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

In the Closet
“In the Closet” was the third single released off the album “Dangerous”. It was a sexy themed song and too lengthy. The single went to top 10 in several charts worldwide.
Rate: 6.25 out of 10

Jam
“Jam” has been the fourth single from the album “Dangerous”. It is a dancey R&B song and it reminded me of Michael Jordan which he appeared on the music video. It was a minor hit reaching number 26 in US and top 20 in other countries.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Who Is It
“Who Is It” made it to become the fifth single of the album “Dangerous”. It is a mid-tempo R&B track which entered the top 10 ins several territories including United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Heal the World
“Heal the World” was the sixth single released from the album “Dangerous”. It is a beautiful ballad which sounds like the part 2 of “We Are The World” and similar with the song “Man in the Mirror”. It went to top 10 internationally, but peaked at the top 30 in the US.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Give In to Me
“Give In to Me” was released as the 7th single in several countries but not in the US. The song was rock influenced like his song “Dirty Diana”. It went to number 2 in the UK and top 10 in other countries.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Will You Be There
“Will You Be There” was the 8th overall single for “Dangerous”. It is a beautiful R&B ballad with gospel influence on it. It reached the top 10 of other countries.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Gone Too Soon
“Gone Too Soon” was the last and ninth single from “Dangerous”. It was an emotional ballad about losing someone. The song is a moderate hit in some countries.
Rate: 7.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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Album’s Singles Review: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson

Thriller (album)
Michael Jackson achieved his real solo breakthrough with the album “Off the Wall” which was believed has sold more than 20 million. However, his biggest success came with “Thriller” which became the biggest selling album of all time with reported sales of 65 million. The album contains pop, R&B, funk, and even rock.

The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
“The Girl Is Mine” was released as the debut single to support the album “Thriller”. It is a love song performed by two men as Michael collaborated with former Beatles singer Paul McCartney. It is a good song but not that great. It reached number 2 in the US and number 8 in UK.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Billie Jean
“Billie Jean” had became the second single of the album “Thriller”. It is a pop, funk, and R&B song with a message about a pregnant woman who is claiming that the child was the son of the man. The song reached number 1 worldwide including United States and United Kingdom.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Beat It
“Beat It” has been the third single from the album “Thriller”. It is an upbeat song with rock influences. The song went to number 1 in several countries worldwide including United States.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
“Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” was the fourth single from the multi-million selling album “Thriller”. The song is so funky and a good song for disco. It reached the top 10 in several countries worldwide including number 5 in United States.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Human Nature
“Human Nature” was being the fifth single off “Thriller”. It is a R&B pop ballads which charted in a number of countries. In United States, it peaked at number 7.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” has became the sixth single from “Thriller”. It is another funky danceable single from the album. It peaked at the number 10 in United States.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

Thriller
“Thriller” was the title track and 7th and last single released from the album. The song is funk pop, and in its music video, it is full of monstrous creatures as it is horror. The song peaked inside the top 10 worldwide including number 4 peak.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

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Music 10 A’s: Alanis Morissette to Adele

1. Alanis Morissette

I love Alanis Morissette’s music especially with her album “Jagged Little Pill”. It is just a very honest record, and Alanis is a deep songwriter and a good vocalist.

2. Apologize
This is a song from Timbaland with real vocals of Ryan Tedder along with his band One Republic. Melody-wise and story-wise, it’s a good song. No doubt, it became a huge hit song.

3. Always Be My Baby
A song by Mariah Carey during mid-1990’s. American Idol winner David Cook had its own rock version, but Mariah’s version is way better.

4. All Saints
The time they came out, it was like move over Spice Girls. Ther were the new girl band at that time to watch. They became successful, though, not as successful as the Spice Girls. I love their R&B and pop style.

5. All the Right Reasons
Actually, the best selling album by Canadian rock band Nickelback. It generated a lot of hits and ny favorite was “Photograph”. Take note, it’s a different song from Ed Sheeran.

6. As Long As You Love Me
It is one of the earliest hits of Backstreet Boys in 1997. It was a pop song, and my cousin and sister loves it because they were Backstreet Boys fans. Justin Bieber had an “As Long As You Love Me” song as well, but a totally different song.

7. Aqua
Going back to the second half of 1990’s, that was the time when Danish group Aqua became popular. Surely, a lot danced with their hits like “Barbie Girl” and “Doctor Jones.

8. Always
Bon Jovi’s hit songs back in early 1990’s. It is a rock ballad which was one of their most notable hits. I always thought its title was “Romeo was Bleeding”. Lol!

9. America
Not referring to the country, rather, the band America. Surely, they based theor name with their country. I like their hit “Horse With No Name”, which was sampled by MIchael Jackson in a song, likewise Janet Jackson for her “Someone to Call My Lover” song. I always hear their music as my brother had a CD of them.

10. Adele
She is actually one of the best vocalist and most successful singer at this time. Well, her “25” LP just became the fastest selling album.

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Album’s Singles Review: “Off the Wall” by Michael Jackson

The King of Pop Michael Jackson became first known as a member of Jackson 5 /The Jackson. He had 4 albums released before “Off the Wall”. As an adult, “Off the Wall” became his breakthrough album for going multi-platinum and reaching high chart positions worldwide. “Off the Wall” is an album with pop, R&B, soul, and funk.

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” was the first single from “Off the Wall”. It is a funky song loaded with falsetto by Michael Jackson. He sings really good with falsetto, while the tune was danceable. The song had became a worldwide hit reaching number including the US.
Rate: 7.75 out of 10

Rock with You
“Rock with You” is a funky R&B song from “Off the Wall”. Compared to “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”, I prefer this song as it is catchier. It became one of the most memorable song by Michael Jackson on his earlier career. It became his second number 1 hit on Billboard Hot 100.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Off the Wall
“Off the Wall” is another funky song released from the album. It is as catchy as the previous singles. The song went to number 10 in the US, his third top 10 single from the album. It was also a hit in United Kingdom when it reached number 7.
Rate: 8.0 out of 10

She’s Out of My Life
Michael Jackson has toned down for this song going ballad. “She’s Out of My Life” is a very emotional heartbreak song. It also showcased the emotional side of Michael Jackson on his vocals. The song became Michael Jackson’s fourth top 10 from the album, both in America and UK.
Rate: 8.25 out of 10

Girlfriend
“Girlfriend” is the last single released from “Off the Wall”. The pop R&B song performed moderately in the charts though.
Rate: 7.0 out of 10

Credits: Billboard /OCC / Wikipedia
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