The King of Pop- Michael Jackson

July 1, 2009
By Anonymous

You say you understand Michael Jackson. Maybe you do not as well as you think you do. As a child, Michael was forced into the music career by his father into the Jackson Five and forced out of his childhood. He would be home schooled and then after that he would not watch the TV or go outside with the other kids, but go to practice for hours on end until he went to bed. There in practice his dad would sit and when one of five boys would make a little mistake, they would be smacked.

Then Michael in adolescence would be teased about his large nose and he had terrible acne. People did not like the grown Jackson. He began to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable with his new look. He left The Jackson's and made his first album "off the wall". Then he was not known as just the cute singer for The Jackson Five but him self, Michael Jackson. He made several great songs and then fell face first one a stage and broke his nose and had a nose job preformed to get it fixed. He also later on had another nose job to be able to hit high notes while singing.

Then in 1982, he sold the biggest-selling album, Thriller. He was then known, with his instantly identifiable voice, astonishing dance moves and his wardrobe. The red leather jacket with all the crazy zippers, the white sparkle glove, and the socks. The album had many great songs that showed his great talent such as "Billy Jean", "Thriller", “Beat it” and so many more. With his videos, Michael broke the color barrier by having his videos played on MTV. Then on May 16, 1983, he sealed his talent by performing the “moonwalk“. The move became as much as a signature as his white glove or his vocal hiccups.

Then he came out with the anthemia song "We Are the World" for the all-star famine-relief effort USA for Africa. 1987 Bad was released; with much anticipation, the fans were not expecting the album to be any less great than Thriller although it was.
1991 Dangerous was release and "Black or White" shot up to the top of the charts. 1995 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 came out. It was to be of all his great songs but the album never made it that well because everyone already had those hits. 2001 Invincible was released.

However, this whole time making music, Michael was going through some trouble with his image and the press. He was a bizarre man who never had a childhood and was never loved as a child by his family. He bought Neverland Ranch witch was filled with amusement rides and pets such as Bubbles the chimp. He surrounded himself with children and invited them to come to Neverland Ranch. Michael would even let the children sleep with him, because they needed love. He would tuck them in and put some music on, even give them warm milk. This was not a good image to be making although it was harmless the press and world did not see it as him just showing the children that they are loved but more than that. Michael had this reputation with him for the rest of his life until his dieing day. No one will truly understand the man completely, but hopefully now the world can look at him for all the great memorable things he did and not the little mistakes he made. 2009 we lost a legend, an icon, and a king. We lost Michael Jackson.

The author's comments:
Michael Jackson is and was the most amazing man the world will ever know. This is one of the many songs that show how much he cared and loved the world and just wanted to make it a better place. Even though he had such a hard and horrible time here on earth with all the allegations, the dept, people not understanding him and not wanting to because he is different, etc. he always loved everyone of us with his hole heart no matter what we all did to him. you shouldn't be upset that now he is gone he is finally getting recognized something he disserved all along. He is finally getting acknowledged for his greatness (after all he was the King of Pop and an icon) It is a sad fact that he is not here living with us any more but may his legacy, love, and care live on. The world has not realized just what exactly they have lost yet. Michael Jackson I love you with all my heart and may you finally rest in peace away from the scrutiny you had here on earth.

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This article has 11 comments.

bodyrock said...
on Sep. 28 2011 at 3:22 pm
i love michael jackson i love his songs there beast:)

on Mar. 9 2010 at 9:13 pm
BasketballChick5, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
:)Just Do It:) <3

Hey, Its BasketballChick5,

You sound awesome i like the smae things you do well almost!

on Mar. 9 2010 at 9:09 pm
BasketballChick5, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
:)Just Do It:) <3

Micheal is awesome i love almost every song!!!!!

GothicAngel said...
on Feb. 8 2010 at 1:25 pm
I think Michael Jackson is freakin awsome and I love all his songs. Everybodys gotta love one of his songs.

Jakob BRONZE said...
on Jan. 14 2010 at 4:32 pm
Jakob BRONZE, Voorhees, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will shatter my soul."

If you like to dance like me he is a hero. he's the greatest of all time.

on Nov. 14 2009 at 3:39 pm
AspiringJellyfish BRONZE, Holmdel, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Normality is Overrated"

I say "THIS IS IT", but it wasn't as good as actually seeing MJ perform...

on Oct. 2 2009 at 9:39 am
pictolover SILVER, Brookfield, Missouri
8 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is like a roller coaster. When you don't know what to do buckle up, close your eyes, and enjoy the ride."

your comment is off the page. keep it shorter.

on Sep. 24 2009 at 4:02 pm


Peanutbutter said...
on Aug. 17 2009 at 8:22 pm
Guys did you read the Author's comment on the article?in her piece she was trying to tell some facts about Michael because unless you were either a huge fan or alive when he was just a performer you only know him for what the press says about him. The press scrutinized him and so did a lot of the world. clearly they are a huge fan of him and feels completely opposite than the press. They know how kind he is and that he would never hurt anyone none the less a child. they want him to finally be happy and emotional and physically pain free.

on Jul. 27 2009 at 3:27 am
ShaynaPhelps SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Ok, Number one, getting a nose job so that he could hit high notes? He cold already hit high notes before he got the surgery. Number two "Bad" was a great success and some say much better thean "Thriller". "HIStory: Past Present and Future" both discs included all new hits. Including Earth Song, childhood, Smile and etc. You also forgo to mention "HEal the World" which also raised money and awarness. Thats all.

Sunshineyday said...
on Jul. 25 2009 at 8:09 pm
I can tell you that I never knew the man, but felt like I lost a brother or a family friend when he died. My whole family are Michael Jackson fans. I actually CRIED a little bit. I believe in his songs "Heal the World' "Black or white" ect. that he was 100% sincere. He had a good heart, he made that very clear even to us who never saw him in person. As a believer in heaven, I think that he is now in unmatchable peace in paradise. And I am proud to say I am from the generation where we got he worst media publicity, but STILL was able to see through it.

R.I.P to a great humanitarian and loving, honorable soul

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