MJ: 1958-2009

MJ - Trendsetter from Young

MJ - A Trendsetter Since Young

I’m not a big fan of pop but the fact that I’ve listened to MJ, watched his videos and seen countless imitations of his dance steps mean a lot about MJ’s global outreach. It doesn’t take a music fan to know him. Everyone just does.

MJ has to be the greatest pop icon since Elvis Presly and I struggle to see any replacements for the “King of Pop”. Incredibly talented, what really caused him to standout imo is the synergy between his dance moves and his songs. Isolate either element and he becomes really ordinary.

I remember singing ‘Heal the World’ back in Primary school. It was our official Children’s Day song. Watching ‘Thriller’ in PJC as an opener to our film module in Literature. Reading 101 things about his facial makeover and alledged child molestation charges.

One thing’s for sure, MJ wasn’t a clean pop icon and that is what endeared him to the world. He was human, not some out of touch pop star. His failures and problems were well known and many could identify with him.

I’m not so avid and die hard a fan to feel pain in his death. All I would say is things would be different now since the world no longer has the pop icon as a point of reference. Many new artists and dancers based themselves on MJ’s foundation.

We wait to see who the new king of pop would be and if that icon can transcend generations. From what I last heard, my grandad, my parents,  my similar aged friends and even my nephews have all listened and watched him. That’s how much he was globablly known, involved and loved.

Goodbye Jackson. Will never forget the song below:

“Heal The World”

There’s A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You’ll Find There’s No Need
To Cry
In This Place You’ll Feel
There’s No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There’s A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love’s Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It’s Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God’s Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We’ll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place…

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me



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