Here at Red Karaoke, we are huge fans of “The King of Pop”, with karaoke challenges, features of our favorite RK renditions and many more blog features all dedicated to Michael Jackson and his amazing music. So today, on the would be birthday of this legendary artist, we are happy to share with you our five favorite Michael Jackson karaokes… from his time with The Jackson 5 to his post-humous releases, see if your faves match ours below.
It would be wrong - even with a short list of Michael Jackson favorites - to leave out his youthful years singing with his brothers in The Jackson 5. And although its hard to pick just one of their catchy tunes, Michael Jackson’s beautiful vocals and over whelming sweetness in I’ll be there are too hard to pass over for anything else. But the question is, are you all up to the challenge of giving the young Jackson’s heartwarming tune a go?
The title track of one of the music industry’s highest record breaking album, Thriller is an obvious but certainly not over-rated choice for any Michael Jackson fan list. With more awards, titles and recognition than almost any other pop song in history, not to mention a killer music video and unforgettable dance sequence, isn’t Thriller one of every Red Karaoke-er’s favorites?
Michael Jackson may be remembered in future generations for some of his crazier stunts like owning a personal zoo and adopting pet chimpanzees, but he will also be remembered for his sincerity in sentimentality, evidenced in hits like Man in the mirror, a song and video which channels the singer’s self reflection and desire to help the world, particularly considering all of the proceeds from the success of the single went to charity.
Embracing Michael Jackson’s vision of world peace, one of his highest selling singles and and a definite Red Karaoke favorite, Heal the world is yet another unapologetically sentimental single which also inspired Jackson’s Heal the world foundation which sent millions of dollars around the globe to help children threatened by war, poverty, and disease.
Last but certainly not least on our list, Michael Jackson’s You are not alone, which holds the record for the only song in history to have debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, is one of those beautiful ballads that we Red Karaoke-ers can’t get enough of listening to and singing.
With so many incredible songs by Michael Jackson to choose from, sharing our five favorite MJ karaokes is no easy task. But we want to know which are your favorites! Tell us in the forum or leave us a renditon of your best Michael Jackson performance on the Red Karaoke Facebook page.