History Music / MichaelJackson

24th Jun '16 5:55:08 PM AfroThunder
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** 2004 - ''The Ultimate Collection'' [[note]]This is a comprehensive 4-disc box set[[/note]]

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** 2004 - ''The Ultimate Collection'' [[note]]This is a comprehensive 4-disc box set[[/note]]set. Later re-released digitally in 2013 as the '''''Ultimate Fan Extras Collection'''''.[[/note]]
23rd Jun '16 7:34:07 AM tyrekecorrea
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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Seventh of nine; Marlon had a twin who died at birth.

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Seventh of nine; ten; Marlon had a twin who died at birth.
22nd Jun '16 5:36:51 PM Rockah12
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** "Morphine" from ''Blood On The Dance Floor'' might reach a 5 or a 6 due to the somewhat harsh industrial influence and Slash's guitar work, but drops down to a 1 in the bridge.
22nd Jun '16 10:33:50 AM Eagal
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* IntercourseWithYou: A few songs seem romantic, but are clearly this trope. (''Invincible'''s "Break of Dawn" at least doesn't hide it, [[LyricalDissonance despite the sombre mood]])

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* IntercourseWithYou: IntercourseWithYou:
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A few songs seem romantic, but are clearly this trope. (''Invincible'''s "Break of Dawn" at least doesn't hide it, [[LyricalDissonance despite the sombre mood]])



* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Michael spent the last two decades of his life being [[MemeticMolester the butt of molestation jokes]], among other things, with his musical career being largely ignored. Even though he was seen a bit more positively when the child molestation charges were dismissed in 2005, it wasn't until after he passed away that these negative comments about his personal life almost completely disappeared. If you don't believe us, count how many times it's mentioned on this very page.



* TheSomethingSong: "Earth Song".
** [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]: “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”

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* TheSomethingSong: "Earth Song".
** [[InvertedTrope Inversion]]:
Song". Inverted with “Wanna Be Startin’ Something”



** Blanket is basically a light-skinned version of Michael as a child.
* VerbalTic:
** "HEE HEE!", "I don't know!", "CHAMONE!", "WOOH!" and his fairly unique vocal "hiccup" style also qualify.

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** Blanket is basically a light-skinned version of Michael as a child.
* VerbalTic:
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VerbalTic: "HEE HEE!", "I don't know!", "CHAMONE!", "WOOH!" and his fairly unique vocal "hiccup" style also qualify.
22nd Jun '16 10:31:30 AM Eagal
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* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: An extreme RealLife example, in that his death overshadowed everything from voter protests in Iran to the beginning of U.S. troop withdrawals in Iraq, as well as many other celebrity deaths (with the exception of Billy Mays, whose death caused a ''second'' crash of several news sites within a week).
22nd Jun '16 10:30:35 AM Eagal
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* DadaAd: See OurFounder below.
* DanceBattler: In ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''.

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* DadaAd: See OurFounder below.
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In ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''.



** His children also apply, as he hid their faces with carnival masks when in public, and a blanket on his youngest son (who'd be nicknamed "Blanket").



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: One reason his SmallNameBigEgo reputation worsened in his final decade (1999-2009) was that he didn't tour, performed live very rarely, and only produced one full album in 2001; all his other releases were compilations of older material with a few new songs thrown in (one on ''Number Ones'', more in the box set). This is another reason the term "self-proclaimed King of Pop" was thrown around a lot when he was mentioned in the media; he wasn't doing much to maintain his throne.
* PopStarComposer: In the mid 2000s, it was discovered that Jackson had a hand in composing some of the soundtrack of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'', with most evidence pointing to the fact that most of the songs are either uptempo or {{Suspiciously Similar Song}}s of tracks from his ''Dangerous'' album. He is not credited in the game itself, with the official reasons being that he disliked the low-grade sound equipment used to make [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive]] music, but given that he had [[MemeticMolester somewhat bigger things]] to worry about in early 1993, it's easier to see the true reasons behind his abandoning the project. He later lent his voice and likeness to another Creator/{{Sega}} project, ''Space Channel 5'', but it's not known if he provided any music.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: One reason his SmallNameBigEgo reputation worsened in his final decade (1999-2009) was that he didn't tour, performed live very rarely, and only produced one full album in 2001; all his other releases were compilations of older material with a few new songs thrown in (one on ''Number Ones'', more in the box set). This is another reason the term "self-proclaimed King of Pop" was thrown around a lot when he was mentioned in the media; he wasn't doing much to maintain his throne.
* PopStarComposer: In the mid 2000s, it was discovered that Jackson had a hand in composing some of the soundtrack of ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3]]'', with most evidence pointing to the fact that most of the songs are either uptempo or {{Suspiciously Similar Song}}s of tracks from his ''Dangerous'' album. He is not credited in the game itself, with the official reasons being that he disliked the low-grade sound equipment used to make [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive]] music, but given that he had [[MemeticMolester somewhat bigger things]] things to worry about in early 1993, it's easier to see the true reasons behind his abandoning the project. He later lent his voice and likeness to another Creator/{{Sega}} project, ''Space Channel 5'', but it's not known if he provided any music.
22nd Jun '16 10:25:13 AM Eagal
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* CassandraTruth: As Jackson's skin started getting lighter circa 1986, it was believed that he was using creams to bleach his skin because he didn't like being black, further "evidenced" by noticeable cosmetic surgeries he had on his nose, lips and chin. When asked about this during an interview with Oprah in February 1993, he claimed the skin lightening was due to a genetic disorder destroying his skin pigment and denied bleaching his skin. No one believed him. Jackson's autopsy revealed that he had a disease called vitiligo, which destroys skin pigment. Jackson did bleach his skin as well, but only to even out his color as the disease creates pale patches on the skin. He also used makeup to cover up what the creams couldn't.
22nd Jun '16 10:23:38 AM Eagal
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* NiceHat: His black Trilby. In several concerts, he threw it into the audience.

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* NiceHat: NiceHat:
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His black Trilby. In several concerts, he threw it into the audience.
22nd Jun '16 10:23:07 AM Eagal
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* RaceLift: He identified himself as Black for all his life, but due to vitiligo and lupus contracted during the 80s, Jackson's skin became so pale as time went by that many consider he basically became White by the 90s.

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* RaceLift: He identified himself as Black RearrangeTheSong: From the ground up! The demo for all his life, "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" was a smooth [=R&B=] jam, virtually an entirely different song to the fast-paced dance number on ''Thriller''. In actuality, frequent collaborator Quincy Jones wasn't keen on the demo itself but due to vitiligo and lupus contracted during loved the 80s, Jackson's skin became title so pale as time went by much that many consider he basically became White by created a much more upbeat song with the 90s.same title. Thanks to ''The Ultimate Collection,'' fans got to hear the original in 2004.



* RearrangeTheSong: From the ground up! The demo for "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" was a smooth [=R&B=] jam, virtually an entirely different song to the fast-paced dance number on ''Thriller''. In actuality, frequent collaborator Quincy Jones wasn't keen on the demo itself but loved the title so much that he created a much more upbeat song with the same title. Thanks to ''The Ultimate Collection,'' fans got to hear the original in 2004.
4th Jun '16 8:08:00 PM youngbond007
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* The music video to "Liberian Girl" is all about this. Seriously, there a couple of dozen of celebs featured in just this one video, like Whoopi Goldberg, John Travolta, Steven Spielberg, you name it. The video can be simply refereed to as Michael Jackson's "Look how many 80's A-list celebrities I'm friends with!"
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