Celebrating Michael Jackson on his birthday

Michael Jackson (Photo: Billboard.com)

Although Michael Jackson passed away 10 years ago on June 25, 2009, the world still celebrates the pop icon on his birthday.

The King of Pop was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana, to mother Katherine Jackson and father Joseph Jackson. At only five years old, he embarked on a music career and joined four of his brothers to form the Jackson 5. After creating many hits with Jackson 5, he would go on to make his name as a solo act, thrilling the world with several albums and singles. His contribution to music, dance and fashion made him a mega superstar and an important global figure for more than four decades.

So, as BUZZ celebrates Michael Jackson on his birthday, we have created a list of some of our favourite songs from the pop icon.   

  • Billie Jean
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Thriller
  • Earth Song
  • Man In The Mirror
  • Remember The Time
  • Rock With You
  • Human Nature
  • The Girl Is Mine

Tell us: What is your favourite Michael Jackson song?

Michael Jackson in his younger days. (Photo: michaeljackson.com)