The great debate


I’m on the phone with my good friend Chance last night and for some reason, we get on the topic of the top five Michael Jackson songs of all time.

Chance: Well…you’d have to put “Man in the Mirror” in there for sure.
Lincee: Of course. One of his best. And I’d put “The Way You Make Me Feel” near the top.
Chance: Clearly.

We then agree that “Beat It,” “Bad,” and “Thriller” can be left out of the top five. Good songs, but not top five material. I was pretty surprised that Chance and I were on the same page with that decision.

Lincee: Okay. Two down…three to go. “Smooth Criminal” has to be one of them.
Chance: Are you kidding? No. “Black or White.”

I almost hung up the phone. Clearly Chance is on crack.

And we haven’t even DISCUSSED MJ’s Off the Wall album.

So here are my picks. I had a little help from my I-Tunes to see which songs I listened to the most.
And the winners are…

1. The Way You Make Me Feel
2. Will You Be There (Free Willy soundtrack)
3. Man in the Mirror
4. Smooth Criminal
5. Wanna Be Startin’ Something (if I had to pick ONE from OTW)

Also right up there:
1. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2. Rock With You
3. She’s Out of My Life
4. PYT
5. The Girl is Mine
6. Thriller
7. Billie Jean

What do you think? Have you heard “Will You Be There” and do you too see yourself one day singing this song in front of a gospel choir? Are there any songs we overlooked? Is Chance on crack for liking “Black and White?”


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