The Pop-Culture Iconâ€™s MusicÂ Will Never Fade Into OblivionÂ
By Juanita Bratcher
Michael the singer.
Michael the dancer.
Michael the performer.
Michael the entertainer.
The showmanship Michael.
Michael the whole package dealâ€¦and more.
His careerÂ was like magic, magnificent, magnetic. He was electrifying, energetic, spectacularâ€¦courting a barrage of flashy outfits/costumes that made his performances complete.Â
Michael Jackson, pop-culture icon, was a phenomena, a brilliant singer, dancer, performer.
From â€œThrillerâ€ to â€œBeat Itâ€ to â€œBillie Jeanâ€And â€œMan in the Mirrorâ€, Michael Jacksonâ€™s musicÂ will always be an electrifying presence in our lives. Jacksonâ€™s music is classic.
He was global. He was a legend. His music transcended race. And although the pop-culture/music iconÂ died June 25, it would be hard-pressed for those who attended his many concerts or purchased his albums and videos, to forget that awesome energy heÂ exhibited onstage, his musical brilliance, his stage dominance,Â andÂ the incredible showmanshipÂ he exhibitedÂ at concertsÂ here and aroundÂ the world.
The images are tantalizing. Fans couldnâ€™t get enough of him, and at times criedÂ out in awe and admiration. HeÂ sang the kind of music thatÂ made its marks in our minds, souls and spirit. Itâ€™s the kind of music that will always be around, and will neverÂ fade into oblivion. Many of the songs are classics already.
Â Jackson was a music genius, super-talented, a kindred spirit, and in a musical class all by himself. During his career, more than 750 million albums were sold worldwide. Once the king of pop put his mark on a song and released it out into the domain, it had staying power and it would be there forever. No matter how old the song orÂ theÂ music, it kept that magic and emotional touch in your heart and mind. There was just something aboutÂ Jacksonâ€™s music; it was soothing,Â electrifyingÂ and played on your emotions.
Michael Jackson, by far, wasÂ the greatest entertainer ever. Other songs that were sheer delight were: â€œI Want You Backâ€, â€œNever Can Say Goodbyeâ€, â€œDonâ€™t Stop â€˜Til You Get Enoughâ€, â€œIâ€™ll Be Thereâ€, â€œOff The Wallâ€, â€œWeÂ Are The Worldâ€, which he co-wrote with Singer Lionel Ritchie; â€œWanna Be Startinâ€™ Somethinâ€™ â€œ, and many many more.
The iconic star grew up right before our eyes.Â He came onto the stage at the age of six, and remained there for more than four decades, until his death. We couldnâ€™t get enough of the man and his music. And we always wanted more.
He was a born entertainer debonaire. He owned the stage. He made an indelible impact on the music industry. His famous â€œMoonwalkâ€, and his enduring music matched his enduring energy and spirit. He was driven. He was king.
Not only do we grieveÂ the loss of Jackson, but one wonders what kind of music might have come from this talented music giant if he hadnâ€™t left us so quickly. He had an incredible life and career.
Jackson was a legend, a musical genius. He made a profound impact musically in the lives of so many.Â He leftÂ a great legacy. And that legacy he leftÂ will always be a part of the music world culture. It will never fade into oblivion.