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Fun Music Information -> Michael Jackson

Album cover parody of Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Michael Jackson that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Michael Jackson, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson (Bobby Day), Michael Jackson (with Paul McCartney), Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson/Lionel Ritchie

Quotes:

I was a veteran before I was a teenager.
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Jokes:

Do you know what the capital of Mississippi is? You don't! Then you probably don't know your A-B-C's, either! Beat it, kid!
Submitted by: S. Tim Wood
Michael Jackson left 3 kids. Has anyone e-mailed Madonna yet???
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional music jokes available.

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Michael Joseph Jackson. Submitted by: Julia

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: The Gleaming Glove/The Gloved One. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Known informally as: The Gloved One. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Prince Michael Joseph Jackson the second (blanket) - Submitted by: Bananananananaananananaman
  • Blanket - His man named his baby blanker. omg Submitted by: Jasmine
  • Prince Michael - OK, this is just sad. Not only can I not imagine going through life with a name like Prince Michael, I think it's just weird to name your kid after yourself and add 'Prince' to the name. I mean, can you imagine if I named my daughter Princess Kitty? Submitted by: Kitty
  • Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. - That's Prince's real name. And Blanket is Michael Joseph Jackson II. Prince and Blanket are just nicknames. Submitted by: doodah
  • Paris, Prince & Blanket - I think those are beautiful names, especially because I love Paris (the city). Prince was MJ's grandfather's name, and his 3rd child is also called Prince, but commonly known as "Blanket". If you think that the nickname Blanket is strange, well, you have to understand that the word has a special meaning in the Jackson family; it means "love". Submitted by: wingfoot
  • Paris Michael Katherine - Paris is for the city she was conceived in. Michael because Debbie Rowe wanted to include Michael's name in there, and Katherine after Michael's mother. Submitted by: Eric Andrews
  • Blanket - Submitted by: rio
  • Blanket - blanket IS a nickname...its a word michael has used for many years that means a blessing Submitted by: fan
  • Prince Michael & Paris Michael - Does this hypocritical 'doesn't matter if you're white or black, lets hang my kid over a balcony' freak have an obsession with naming his kids after himself? Have you looked at Jermaine Jackson? His brother's poor kids' names. Must run in the family. Submitted by: mandy
  • Blanket - Why oh why would you call your kid Blanket?!! He seems like a nice enough guy. He's a bit strange but ok. What's next-table? Chair? Plate?! Submitted by: lauren de lacey

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Wiz, Thriller, Bad, Captain EO, Men in Black II" - helena

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Minors Grabbin'Self-explanatoryRobert D. Arndt Jr.
Stonewalled JacksonHis career has run into a stone wall.andy

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"PMS""P.Y.T."Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Rad""Bad"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Brand (The Russell Brand song)""Bad"Monstermaster13
"Heat It""Beat It"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"My Rearview Mirror""The Man in the Miror"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional new song names available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Advice," Christina Grimmie"Beat It," Michael Jackson
"Do It ('Til Your Satisfied)," BT Express"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," Michael Jackson
"Start Me Up," The Rolling Stones"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," Michael Jackson
"I Am You," Depeche Mode"Man In The Mirror," Michael Jackson
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Bat It" originally "Beat It"
Candy Welty
"Bet It" originally "Beat It"
Candy Welty
"Why You Wanna Rip On Me?" originally "Why You Wanna Trip On Me?"
Peter
"Why You Wanna Tip On Me?" originally "Why You Wanna Trip On Me?"
Peter
"You Are Not Aloe" originally "You Are Not Alone"
And I never claimed to be.
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Benz" originally "Ben"
As in Mercedes-Benz
Melissa
"Jamb" originally "Jam"
Same pronunciation, different meaning
Serafina
"Jami" originally "Jam"
as in actress Jami Gertz
Serafina
"You Bare Not Alone" originally "You Are Not Alone"
A nudist colony anthem?
Peter
"I Wanna Bet Where You Are" originally "I Wanna Be Where You Are"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Hunan Nature" originally "Human Nature"
Nature in the Chinese province of Hunan
Naomi Swanson
"Mat In The Mirror" originally "Man In The Mirror"
Alina
"Belt It" originally "Beat It"
Serafina
"Cam" originally "Jam"
short for 'camera'
Serafina
"Jay" originally "Jam"
Serafina

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Mar 21
a parody of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
This is one of TCOP's classics, and totally insane, naturally that means its fit to be recorded.
soundclick.com: (mp3)
June 27
a parody of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
A parody of Billie Jean.
Soundclick.com: (MP3)
Jan 15
a parody of "Wannabe Startin' Something" by Michael Jackson
Co-Winner of the Epic AmIRight Idol Round, written by Matty and sang by BAD
badave.com: (mp3)
Mar 24
a parody of "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Darkness falls in Neverland...- Robert Lund
Spaff.com: (MP3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Beat It""Bake It 2.0 (The Grace Thomas Anthem) (The Newly Fixed Edition)"torivegafan1221
"Beat It""Bake It 2.0 (The Grace Thomas Anthem) (Fixed Edition)"torivegafan1221
"Beat It""Buy It"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Beat It""Ban 'Em"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Beat It""Feed It"Jonathan
"Beat It""BLEEP It!"Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Beat It""Knead It"Jonathan
"Beat It""Sweet It"Jonathan
"Beat It""Heat It"Jonathan
"Beat It""Freeze It"Robert D. Arndt Jr.

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
I'm So BlueSmurfs cartoon showVictor George
Black or WhiteOreo'sMike
Another part of meAmputee centerThe Nerd
Leave Me AloneIdentity Theft ADAaron
Is It Scary"Tales From The Crypt" promosDr Music
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Do You Know Where Your Children AreNAMBLAJ.
Beat itMasturbation Addiction HotlineDavid
I Just Can't Stop Lovin YouDivorce Lawyercarly_carlz
Wanna Be Startin SomethinLiam Gallagher's Answerphone MessageIndra.v
ThrillerMovie theaterNathan Elia
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Cheap Thrills
   Sia
Thriller
   Michael Jackson
Cheap Thrillers
Pete Worst
Mirror Man
   The Human League
Man In The Mirror
   Michael Jackson
The Mirror Man In The Mirror
Infinite reflections.
Edward
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
   Tears For Fears
Heal The World
   Michael Jackson
Everybody Wants To Heal The World
We can do it if we all work together!
Isac
99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall
   Traditional
Off The Wall
   Michael Jackson
99 Bottles Of Beer Off The Wall
After they've all been taken down?
Jim Raveling
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Bo Jackson
Bo Diddley combined with Michael Jackson
A pro athlete! Of course, you could use any musician surnamed Jackson as the second performer (all of whom are probably NOT related to Bo).
Submitted By: Cassandra
Prince Michael Jackson
Prince combined with Michael Jackson
The name of Michael Jackson's son!
Submitted By: Rachel
Hoosier Michael Jackson
The Hoosiers combined with Michael Jackson
Born in Gary, Indiana, although many Hoosiers wish that he wasn't.
Submitted By: indy
George Michael Jackson
George Michael combined with Michael Jackson
The new king of pop.
Submitted By: Exdeath

There are additional Michael Jackson Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Wanna Be Startin' Something"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, the Michael song.
Original Lyrics:
Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa.
"Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
The chav is not my son
Original Lyrics:
The kid is not my son.
"Ben"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a friend to call my home
Original Lyrics:
With a friend to call my own
"Billie Jean"
Misheard Lyrics:
Chad is not my son
Original Lyrics:
But the kid is not my son.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Beat It"
Misheard Lyrics:
Show them how to dougie wrong or it's right
or
Show them how to boogie show'em it's right
Original Lyrics:
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight

Story about this misheard lyric by: Sona13singer

No words for how dumb this is.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Beat It"
Better Lyrics:
Campaign run, gotta do what you can
Don't wanna run ads, be a SuperPAC man
Your talk is so tough, better do what you can
So tweet it, not a cent will you spend!

[Chorus]
Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
"Jeb's low energy" repeated
Showin' how tech savvy is your word fight
It doesn't matter if it's wrong or right

Trump tweets it, and repeats it!!!
Original Lyrics:
You better run, you better do what you can
Don't wanna see no blood, don't be a macho man
You wanna be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you wanna be bad

[Chorus]
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Black or White"
Better Lyrics:
Head of the NAACP
Transracial person or living a lie?
Kraut-Czech
When she was born as a baby
Dolezal wasn't Black... she was White!!!
Original Lyrics:
Don't tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eyes
But if
You're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Man in the Mirror"
Better Lyrics:
We're lookng at the mad Kings of Terror
We're asking them to change their ways
And the message couldn't have
been any clearer:
US wants to make the world
A better place
(ISIS is a group we seek to erase)
Stop the blood in the sand, and
their Caliphate
(All the people they've killed, and
what is at stake )...
(Diplomacy fails)
(Bla Bla Bla, Bla Bla Bla, Bla Bla,
Bla Blah)...
Original Lyrics:
I'm starting with the man In
the mirror
I'm asking him to change
his ways
And no message could have
been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
(If you wanna make the
world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and
then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and
then make a change)
(Na Na Na, Na Na Na, Na Na,
Na Nah)
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Earth Song"
The Funny Lyrics:
What about elephants?
(What about us)
Have we lost their trust?
Why They're Funny:
Thanks Michael, for drawing attention to the bad human/elephant relationship concentrating on this might cause us to ignore you sleeping with little boys
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"Morphine"
The Funny Lyrics:
You make me sick, baby!
Your dog's a bitch, baby!
Why They're Funny:
Well, it's funny because "bitch" is traditionally the term for a female dog; however, people use the word 'bitch' as an insult to other people, so calling a dog a bitch is just kind of amusing in a sense.
Submitted by: Kelly Irene
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Human nature"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Why, why?
Why They're Repetitive:
The word 'why' is repeated about 50 times during this song... O_O
Submitted by: J.
"D.S."
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Dom Sheldon is a cold man
Why They're Repetitive:
Though the officially released lyrics say 'Dom Sheldon', we clearly hear otherwise---and it's such a wonderful thing to hear over and over again XD
Submitted by: J.
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Smooth Criminal"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Annie, you okay? You okay, you okay Annie?
Annie, you okay? You okay, you okay Annie?
Why They're Nonsensical:
Uuumm well...she's just been shot and she's lying on the bathroom floor. Then the guy asks 'Are you okay?' She's obviously not is she? C'mon, what have you been smoking? I think that 'Call an ambulance' would've been far more appropriate.
Submitted by: Joe Joe
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You're just a little buffet,
you're a vegetable
They eat off you,
you're a vegetable
Why They're Nonsensical:
The whole series of ever-so-scathing insults are hilarious to begin with but this part of the song is so out there. Michael needs to make up his mind whether the person's a vegetable or a buffet, then on top of this reconsider the notion that people 'eat off' both of these. Unless the plate/table/whatever is being eaten off is literally made out of vegetable or a whole buffet...and it's not the most practical solution to have an easily perishable table/plate, is it?
Submitted by: Devil Jones
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Man In The Mirror"
The Insincere Lyrics:
I'm Looking In The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
Why They're Insincere:
You Didn't Really Change your ways, hey Michael!
Submitted by: Nick
"Black or White"
The Insincere Lyrics:
It don't matter if you're black or white
Why They're Insincere:
really? so why did he change his colour? I usually change something when I don`t like it anymore
Submitted by: Kevin
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Billie Jean"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
So take my strong advice, just remember to always think twice
(Do think twice)
Why They're Misrhymed:
'She is just a girl who claims that I am the one'? Okay, lets discuss this. Is this what he means?: she is just a girl who claims that I am a girl too? For the part do think twice, I always thought he sang 'don't think twice'. Just listen to that part, it sounds more like 'dont think twice' By the way, I do like Michael Jackson.
Submitted by: Anna
"Billie Jean"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl, who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
Why They're Misrhymed:
One and son rhyme, but lover doesn't. The way he sings it, 'lover' sounds like 'love.' Closer, but it still doesn't rhyme. Nice try.
Submitted by: lebeiw15

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You're a vegetable
Why They're Insulting:
It seems like Michael Jackson is offending the person he's singing to by calling them a vegetable. Why, Michael, would you try to offend someone by calling them...a carrot?
Submitted by: Jen
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"You Are Not Alone"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
You are not alone.
I am here with you.
Why They're Inappropriate:
This is inconsistent with an earlier line of the song, in which he states, "How could this be? You're not here with me."
Submitted by: Roger
"Human Nature"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
If they say, why, why, tell them this is human nature,
why why, why does he do me this way
Why They're Inappropriate:
Just listen to that. I don't see any other reason for these lyrics.
Submitted by: -z-

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Superfly Sister"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Stick it in shove it in
Why They're Dirty:
Do I really need to explain it?!?!?!?
Submitted by: Sarah
"In the Closet"
The Dirty Lyrics:
If you can get it, it's worth a try
I really want it, I can't deny
It's just desire, I really love it
'Cause if it's aching, you have to rub it
She wants to give it
Why They're Dirty:
These are the most suggestive lyics I've ever heard, next to Janet Jackson. His canoodlings with Naomi Campbell in the video demonstrate these lyrics well. Not literally, but.. u get the picture.
Submitted by: Dark Artist
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Stranger in Moscow"
The Lyrics:
Kremlin's shadow belittlin' me
(Stalin's tomb won't let me be)
Who They Mention:
Joseph Stalin,
Submitted by: Rocky Mak
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Song Lyrics:
Billie Jean is always talkin'
When nobody else is talkin'
Song They Mention:
"Billie Jean", another song by Michael Jackson, also from the album "Thriller".
Submitted by: David Jones
"Off The Wall"
The Song Lyrics:
So tonight gotta leave that nine to five upon the shelf
And just enjoy yourself
Song They Mention:
"Enjoy Yourself," a song Michael sang when he was with the Jackson 5
Submitted by: Isac
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Take Me Back"
Opening Lines:
Take me back, take me back where I belong, that's with you, baby
Comments:
Submitted by: J.
"You can't win"
Opening Lines:
You can't win, you can't break even and you can't get out of the game
Comments:
Submitted by: J.
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Bad"
The Made Up Words:
Shamon
Comments:
Kinda self-explanatory. I'm not really sure how you'd spell it, but whatever.
Submitted by: Chloe
 

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Ghosts/Is It Scary"
The Lyrics:
There's a ghost down in the hall
There's a ghoul upon the bed
Why:
Well, of course. These songs share the exact same lyrics. They are about killing people and ghosts.
Submitted by: freddie
"Little Susie"
The Lyrics:
Somebody killed little susie
The girl with the tune
Who sings in the daytime at noon
She was there screaming
Beating her voice in her doom
But nobody came to her soon...
A fall down the stairs
Her dress torn Oh the blood in her hair...
A mystery so sullen in air
She lie there so tenderly
Fashioned so slenderly
Lift her with care, Oh the blood in her hair...
Everyone came to see
The girl that now is dead
So blind stare the eyes in her head... etc
Why:
It's a ballad about a little girl who was murdered. We never find out who did it. It's just really creepy and sad. I don't listen to this song very much, but when I do, I have to sleep with the lights on.
Submitted by: Sarah

Song Title Space Change:

"Tin The Close" originally "In The Closet"
How MJ was buried?
Submitted by: Peter
"Give In Tom E." originally "Give In To Me"
Submitted by: Peter
"Wanna Be Startin' Some Thin" originally "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Be At It" originally "Beat It"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Be At It" originally "Beat It"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Ain't No Sunshine"
The Lyrics:
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
Why:
Double negation again.
Submitted by: J.
"Leave Me Alone"
The Lyrics:
I don't care what you talking 'bout, baby
Why:
But we certain care about the grammar in what MJ 'IS' (yes, a 'be verb') talking about (well, at least I do).
Submitted by: J.
There are additional Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Manacle His Jock Submitted by: Evan
Coach Likens Jam Submitted by: Harry
Ol' Jack's Machine Submitted by: Harry
Can Joel Sack Him Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Hijack Clam Nose Submitted by: H. Tim Smith

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Battie" originally "Beat It"
as in Tony Battie, former NBA basketball player
Submitted by: Jasper
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get One Hug" originally "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
Submitted by: Megan
"Met Either Member" originally "Remember The Time"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Meet Their Member" originally "Remember The Time"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Remember The Item" originally "Remember The Time"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Stranger in Moscow"
The Lyrics:
I was wandering in the rain
(Mask of life, feelin' insane)
Swift and sudden fall from grace
(Sunny days seem far away)
Kremlin's shadow belittlin' me
(Stalin's tomb won't let me be)
On and on and on it came
Wish the rain would just let me be
Why:
Moscow, Russia. The song is set in there because when Michael wrote it in 1993 (though released in 1996 worldwide [1997 in USA]), it was when he was touring in Moscow, he was accused of child abuse. The lyrics described how lonely, paranoid, isolated and how he was close to being insane.
The Moscow Kremlin is a famous fortified complex in Moscow.
Submitted by: Rocky Mak
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"They Don't Really Care About Us"
MTV banned this video because they felt that it was anti-semetic in particular the line "j*w me, sue me, don't you ever do me. Kick me, k*ke me, don't you black or white me."
Submitted by: Celeste

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Will You Be There" Length: 7:40
This must have been his longest released song.
Submitted by: redsimba
"Morphine" Length: 6:48
This song, though not as long as some other songs on the list, is like a whole drama itself, with powerful verses and an intense bridge.
Submitted by: J.
"Dangerous" Length: 6:58
One of the King of Pop's great hits :)
Submitted by: J.
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" Length: 6:03
This is the longest song from Michael Jackson's smash hit (still the best selling album of all time) album from 1982, "Thriller". It also has the distinction of being the only song from "Thriller" to become a hit (a top five hit in the late summer of 1983, with much help from radio dj's) without an accompanying music video. It also is a hit because of it's cross-over dance elements, with hints throughout of reggae, African dance pop (the last line is from "Soul Makossa" a 1973 hit from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango), country line dance and just good old fashioned American rock and soul dance and disco. It was written by Mark Anthony Neal.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

BI: "Beat It"
Submitted by: Edyth Bowen
BOW: "Black Or White"
Rest in peace, Michael.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Re-timber The Mime" originally "Remember The Time"
Submitted by: Hilary Duffelbag
"Whack Or Blight" originally "Black Or White"
Submitted by: Brenton Wood Stork
"All Night Row" originally "Alright Now"
Submitted by: Ron N. O'Connor
"Jilly Bean" originally "Billy Jean"
Submitted by: Axl Sean
"Libby Jean" originally "Billy Jean"
Submitted by: Axl Sean

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Liberian Girl"
The Lyrics:
Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe
Why:
The background vocalist sings it in the intro and after the chorus. The lyrics are in the Swahili language.
Submitted by: Kevin
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
The Lyrics:
Help Me Sing It, Ma-Ma-Se, Ma-Ma-Se, Ma-Ma-Coo-Sa, Ma-Ma-Se, Ma-Ma-Sa, Ma-Ma-Coo-Sa ... (repeat until fade)
Why:
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" was a top five hit for Michael Jackson from 1983. It was another smash hit taken from Michael Jackson's huge 1982 lp, "Thriller" (still the largest selling lp in history). "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" was a hit in the late summer of 1983, and was an instance dance classic (despite Michael's later troubles, this hit is still very much appreciated on dance floors with it's connection to country line dancing sensibility). "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is also something of an internationally made hit. The last lines or more accurately utterings as I have printed here, as told to other by the writer of the song, Mark Anthony Neal, are taken from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango's suprise 1973 U.S. hit, "Soul Makossa", and roughly translate from the original French as, "My-My-My-My-Its- My-My-Its-Coo". "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" was also the longest song on the Michael Jackson "Thriller" lp at 6:03 in length and was the only song on the lp to not be made into a music video (despite it's success on the charts).
Submitted by: Peter

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"History (Tony Moran's History Lesson)"
The Lyrics:
How Many Victims Must We See, Slaughtered in Vain across the last
Why:
The lyrics highlighted poverty and war, but the remix has a danceable beat at least!
Submitted by: Chooka287
 

Names as a Word Bank:

Jack is his son Submitted by: Dillon
...but his kids aren't my sons!

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Human Nature"
The Lyrics:
Sweet seducing sighs
Why:
The "s" sound creates a hushing sort of alliteration that makes the atmosphere so soothing..
Submitted by: J.
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Jack Michaelson originally "Michael Jackson"
Submitted by: Soul
Jackal Mikeson originally "Michael Jackson"
Submitted by: Linda Radnil

Crime Records:

"Sexual Molestation Of A Child"
In 1993 a young boy and his mother came forward with allegations that Michael Jackson had molested him while he was being entertained at his Neverland Ranch. 10 years later another boy came forward with similar allegations. The second set of charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence but Michael's reputation as a child advocate has been tarnished.
Submitted by: Celeste

Performers with Handicaps:

"Vitiligo"
Vitiligo is disease, which causes the skin lose pigment. His grandfather had the same disease as does his sister LaToya
Submitted by: Susanna Viljanen

Hidden Messages:

"Leave Me Alone"
You hear 'but who is sorry now' but mostly you might hear,'but you pi** on their mouths'
Submitted by: Holden

Backwards Messages:

"Beat It"
If you reverse the chorus: "Just beat it! Beat it! (BEAT IT) No one want's to be defeated!" It sounds like: "Bleed, bleed. That's all I want. YEA-A! YEA-A!"
Submitted by: Erika

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Spike Lee's Documentary"
ABC has aquired the television rights to Spike Lee's upcoming documentary "Bad25". Lee had previously collaborated with MJ with the intent to document his creativity when the album 'Bad" followed "Thriller". Lee teamed with Jackson's estate and Legacy/Epic Records to search the archives for never-before-seen footage and song materials. "Bad25" is one of two major projects pegged to the 25th anniversary of the 1987 hit-filled album.
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Judge Bars Jackson Venture"
A federal judge rejected a novel legal argument that would have allowed Michael Jackson's mother and business partner to profit from a line of merchandise separate from the late star's estate. The judge issued a permanent injunction barring Canadian entrepreneur Howard Mann from trading on the singer's name. Katherine Jackson was not named in the suit brought about by the executors of Jackson's estate, but she gave Mann's projects her blessing. They have already published a book and calendar without the estate's authorization. Mann planned to set up various domains using the singer's name or initials "M.J." for merchandise sales.
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Read the Liner Notes - WTF?"
I don't think this is humorous but in the late 90s the first disc of MJ's HIStory Book 1 was issued separately as "Michael Jackson - Vol. 1-Greatest Hits History". The liner notes has a whole page narrated by Elizabeth Taylor championing MJ's good deeds, various photos of Michael live and on videos and meeting with famous stars like Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger and photo-ops at the White House with every President from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton. AAANNNNDDD... there are MANY statements, dedications and vows to help all the children everywhere. I mean these statements of devotion by Michael himself - at a time the pedophile allegations had already cropped up - doesn't that seem creepy to you? The songs are terrific but the booklet is peppered with the children references ( and there are a LOT ) and that is even more spooky than the "Thriller"! I ain't laughing to this.
Submitted by: Funk of 40,000 Years
"We Are The World"
Along with Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson helped create one of the most memorable songs of 1985.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler

There are additional What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music) available.

Missing Parts:

"HIStory - Past, Present & Future, Book One"
Submitted by: Freddie Shelton

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Wanna Be Startin Somethin"
The Lyrics:
I Said You Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
I Said You Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
You Got To Be Startin' Somethin'
Why:
This would be a horrible ring tone to have when you're being mugged.
Submitted by: Celeste
 

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