35. One More Chance (2003)One of the best songs ever written, and Michael did it even more amazing for the HIStory album. His version is my favourite one, and it's the only cover song in my list.
He never perfomed it live, but there's a video, recorded back in 2002 (from the infamous 'Living With Michael Jackson' doc), that shows MJ singing 'Smile' for his children. It's one of the cuttest videos I ever seen, I simply love it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG2RDSwXp8Q
>> 'Smile' is one of the all-time favourite songs of MJ, as Chaplin has always been a big influence for him.
'One More Chance' has a special meaning for me, since it was released in the same week I gave my very-first proper listen to a MJ song. It's always in my mind and is surely one of my fave ballads!
There's a (largely unnoticed) detail about this song that give me chills... during its last seconds, a snippet of Neverland Carousel music is played. So lovely!
>> OMC is his final single.
>> Its music video couldn't be completed, since MJ had to travel during the second day of shooting for his vindication.
Check the album version... the last few seconds.Andreita2994 wrote:one more chance is also a lovely ballad, and very underrated song, although i couldn't listen the neverland carousel music
33. Liberian Girl (1989)There are four collaborations between Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney - 3 duets ('The Girls Is Mine', 'The Man' and 'Say Say Say') plus 'Girlfriend' (from Off The Wall) -, and SSS is the one I like most.
I think their voice fit very well together, and I wish they recorded more one or two songs like this! 'Say Say Say' is surely one of the greatest collaborations in music: a must hear duet, accessible to all publics.
>> A DJ version, titled Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U), featuring only MJ vocals, was released in 2005 and peaked at #4 in UK.
>> Curiously, 'Say Say Say' was the best-selling single of Paul McCartney's solo carrer, as 'Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U)' was the most successful single release for Hi_Tack DJs.
One of my favourite songs since... ever! His voice sounds so smoohtly there, and I love the 'cinema scene' MJ created for its lyrics (well, he always wanted to be a film director): 'Just like in the movies, with two lovers in a scene, and she says: 'Do you love me?'. And he says so endlessly... 'I love you, liberian girl!'.
>> The phrase "Naku Penda pia, Naku Taka pia, Mpenziwe!" (sung by the jazz singer Letta Mbulu) is written in Swahili, and means "I love you too, I want you too, my love".
>> 'Liberian Girl' was never released as a single in the United States.
P.S.: This song is dedicated to MJ's greatest friend, Elizabeth Taylor. Ten years after Bad release, he recorded another song for Liz: ELIZABETH, I LOVE YOU (still unreleased).
Really?! I didn't know that!!chun1702 wrote:Awww... yes. Michael. He was great, did I tell you I've seen him in Basel/Switzerland on his History tour 1997? Is was amazing, I was thrilled.
Nope, it's a countdown of singles, not songs in general.Andreita2994 wrote:btw are you just doing released ones, or also unreleased/rare songs, cuz there's a bunch of excellent ones
especially xcape, slave to the rhythm, serious effect, cheater,monkey business, shout, blue gangsta,do you know where the children are,etc
'Cheater' is an outtake track from Bad, later released in The Ultimate Collection.
An eventual final version (MJ only recorded this demo) could be a smash. I don't think it's one of his Top 50 singles, though.
P.S.: Its artworks is one of my favourites ever! So classy!
I didn't know that!BeeFan wrote:Liberian Girl - gotta admit I just really discovered this after JLo sampled it (I believe it was her ) ...great tune but would rank lower at mine