"Speed Demon" (1987)
I always interpreted this as one of his most popular album tracks, and one that has always been in my conscious. The verses are spoken but it grows so slick in the chorus until the incredibly high pitched mid-section. And of course the clanky and momentous background is absolutely phenomenal and adrenaline pumping. I'd love to hear this one whilst racing cars or something extraordinarily empowering, it's just that
type of song. And I think it's always been one of his 'coolest' tracks ever.
And frankly, the video (lifted from the Moonwalker
film) is one of my favorite Jackson short films ever, it's filmed at the Hollywood studios and features numerous Claymation characters, which may have been quite cutting edge back then. In the plot, Michael is being hounded by fans and various other people while at the studios and to escape he ultimately disguises himself as a rabbit and moves through the different sets including the Western set and later challenges his own rabbit costume (which has come to life) into a dance off. It's an absolute must see, if you haven't.