Michael Jackson


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The King of Pop!

The most famous man in music, Michael Jackson started out singing with his brothers, going to local talent shows under the watchful eye of his father.

Signing for Berry Gordy’s Motown label they had worldwide success with the single I Want You Back before Michael was a teenager.

This was followed up by ABC, The Love You Save, I’ll Be There, Blame It On The Boogie, and Shake Your Body Down.

Towards the end of the band’s existence, they had left Motown, and Michael, who always had released solo albums alongside his family band, had by now moved on from his father as a manager and Berry Gordy as his mentor.

Instead, he had found Quincy Jones and would with him release some of the most recognizable music of the century on three albums: Off The Wall, Thriller, and Bad between 1979 and 1987.

During these golden years, tunes include Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Billie Jean, Beat It, Wanna Be Startin’ Something, P.Y.T, Thriller, Bad, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Dirty Diana, Smooth Criminal, The Way You Make Me Feel, and my favorite, Man In The Mirror.

With 400 million albums sold, Michael Jackson was in the 80s as big as Elvis had been in the 50s and The Beatles in the 60s.

As the years went on, Michael would continue to release albums, tour the world and pull publicity pranks to keep him on the front pages.

Unfortunately, he did become addicted to various drugs, and just before he was about to start his 50-day residency This Is It at the O2, London in 2009, he died from a drug overdose overseen by his doctor.

The world had lost its greatest-ever pop star and June the 25th, 2009 will forever be a day when most people know where they were and what they did, the day Michael Jackson died.

I was at the Glastonbury festival and as the news spread that night, every single food outlet and stage started playing Michael Jackson’s music.


Michael Jackson | Tunes


ABC

Ab | Ab |
You went to school to learn girl, things you never, never knew before.
Ab | Ab |
(A-ha like “I” before “E” except after “C”) and why 2 plus 2 makes 4, now, now, now.

Go to ABC chords.


Beat It

Eb5 | Db5 |
They told him, “Don’t you ever come around here”.
Eb5 | Db5 |
“Don’t wanna see your face, you better disappear”.

Go to Beat It chords.


Billie Jean

F#m G#m | A G#m |
She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene.
F#m G#m | A G#m | Bm |
I said don’t mind, but what do you mean, I am the one,

Go to Billie Jean chords.


Blame It On The Boogie

Cm7 | Eb |
My baby’s always dancin’ and it wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Cm7 | Ab Eb |
But I don’t get no lovin’ and that’s no lie.

Go to Blame It On The Boogie chords.


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) |
Lovely, is the feelin’ now.
B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) |
Fever, temperatures risin’ now.

Go to Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough chords.


Rock With You

Ebm9 | Ab | Bb11 | Bb11 |
Girl, close your eyes, let that rhythm get into you.
Ebm9 | Ab | Bb11 | Bb11 |
Don’t try to fight it, there ain’t nothing that you can do.

Go to Rock With You chords.


Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 |
I don’t know what’s gonna happen to you, baby.
G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 |
But I do know that I love you.

Go to Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) chords.