Monday, June 29, 2009


There have been some great posts on Michael Jackson on pop blogs over the past few days. I much prefer reading them than most of what is in the newspapers. On the day after his death the Metro newspaper had Billie Jean written as Billy Jean. I know it's a free newspaper but a spelling error like that is really unfortunate. I know there are a thousand examples of blogs misspelling a word but newspapers only have one chance on major news stories like that. Today on Last.FM the top ten most listened to Michael songs through their website were as follows:
1:Billie Jean - 59,062 2: Beat It - 57,062 3: Thriller - 55,093 4: Smooth Criminal - 37,978 5: Bad - 35,887 6: Black Or White - 34,954 7: The Way You Make Me Feel - 30,198 8: Man In The Mirror - 28,381 9: Rock With You - 26,034 10: Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - 25,968
The play counts are this week only. That list will change daily now. 3 of those songs in the top ten are from Bad. I listened to songs from the special edition of Bad again last night. One song that I never was that fond of was Another Part Of Me. Interestingly, that song nearly wasn't on the album as Michael preferred the song Streetwalker and at the end of the day Michael's manager choose Another Part Of Me over Streetwalker. The story of the song's history is here. Here's the wonderful Streetwalker.

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