Best Michael Jackson Songs

What do you think is his greatest? Impossible, I know.

The Top Ten

1 Billie Jean

Billie Jean is a great song by Michael Jackson. I love this song very much. I think the near one is beat it

such a great song! even my 2 yr old brother adores it!

There was a semi-formal dance the other night, and I danced to that song like nobody believed I would. I moonwalked, side-slide, and everything else. This is an awesome song. There is no other song quite like this one.

The best of all time!

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2 Smooth Criminal

Best song of Michael, It's the best after billie jean and Beat it, it must be in the top 5!

in this song michael's dance is excellent. I really like the song. He is always legend in my heart.

Smooth criminal should be 1st it has that wicked lean and moonwalk.Much better than bille jean.And at the end he does cool dancing.
king of pop
Annie are you ok?

This is a really great song, it is one of the top 5 for a reason!

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3 Beat It

Excellent song plus the best thing about the song is the guitar solo by one of the greatest guitarists. - idolangelx13

Perfect beat, awesome guitar, one of the best produced Michael Jackson tracks ever, and possibly one of the best produced tracks ever, period!

My favorite of MJ. Best video clip of Michael Jackson.
Beat it Smooth Criminal Dirty Diana Give in to me=MJ's best songs ever. - i-love-rock-n-roll

Just beat it! - Misfire

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4 Thriller

The main song of the best selling album for a long time, but at present it is second. - shadowdarkness45

I just love this song... If I listen to this song then I wont realize how time passe... I am too scared of many things but if I listen to this song then all those scary imagination which came in my mind will vanish...

Thriller man... I thought it deserved rank... Uhh... NO 1... I mean guys can't you handle the nice lyrics and a bit of horror show?

Cause this is thriller

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5 Bad

How can Bad be 11 on this list? It's one of michael's best

Hearing this song I feel like remembering all the crazy & BAD! Stuffs I've ever done in my life

This song is baaad

Bad should the second or third

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6 Man in the Mirror

Such a great song. It has such a good meaning. Just listen to it make my heart filled with joy and happiness. "If you want to make a world a better place, just look at yourself and then make a change... "
- sicsics

Very true and strong message... Just change yourself before telling anyone to change...

its the message that counts and this song ( and we are the world) send the best message

Such a wonderful song
Should at top 2
Better than Beat it

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7 Earth Song

This is really great. The song haunts you at the very tip. Very dramatic, expressive, out-shined all the songs he made. The best for me by far and will always be my favorite. - hatcher234

Should be on the top of the list as it is no.7 in top ten songs ever made and truly deserves to be there

I can really feel what he's singing, lyrics are deeply emotional.

What about everything?!
(What about us? )

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8 Black or White

Michael Jackson is not only the greatest preformer in the world, but the songs that he sings have great meaning. This one I believe stood out above all the rest

Its a heart melting song surely if people beyond the borders listen will make a decision of throwing off their arms and ammunition and handle every thing with peace... Love you mike

this is maybe, his best song; along with "Smooth Criminal" and "Billy Jean" - rock2metal

I love Michael Jackson's black or white it's just groovy

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9 They Don't Care About Us

In this song MJ voice was enough to make it the best song ever, even without the music

Adore this song because it forwards the message of human equality. WE LOVE YOU MJ. YOU ARE THE KING

Simply magical filled emotions loved it very very very very much

Best song! Really! You can feel the aggressivity and emotions from this song..I often compare mj with eminem because they are both aggressive in a way which makes them my all time favorite Artists!

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10 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

love it. Although either 'Billie Jean' or 'Smooth Criminal' is my favorite, I think this one is better than a lot of the ones in the top 10. - asdfalexia

Best Michael Jackson song hands down

Oh my god I love this song crazily for Michael his voice, dance moves, loving voice innocent looks and the feel he gets himself and his fans in the song

I love you

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The Contenders

11 Dirty Diana

I love this song. Its so haunting.
- Hillary117

Dirty Diana have such best lyrics. Beside, the music and the tempo also rock me up.

This should be number one. Good songs in this list, but compared to Dirty Diana and Billie jean, they are kid songs... This MJ in his Rawest form..

This is Michael at his rocking best.

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12 Rock with You

This song is an ecstasy!

This is the ultimate feel good song! Whenever I am feeling low, I play this song and I am immediately uplifted! Michael's smile in this video is so genuine and bright, I can't help but feel good looking and listening to him! - shaaronie

It's so disomatic feeling

The song that nobody can resist to clap to. And beautiful too

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13 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Every MJ song is awesome,
To bad he's gone I just bought the new album "Michael"
Still listening to it today, MJ FOREVER!

The BEST dance groove EVER. Makes a force field that demands movement appear with the first note!

These lyrics are quite strange like You are a vegetable and Don't have a baby but I don't care about that. His singing, the beat are both the greatest things! - lizard302

I like Beat It, Thriller, and Billy Jean better, but this is underrated, so I vote for it.

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14 The Way You Make Me Feel

awesome song with a creepy stalker video - danajs24

Top 10
I love this when Britney spears joined him and start to sing with her pop-rock voice

I love this song when Britney come live with Michael to sing it together

Easily the best Jackson song of all time but Billie Jean was a close second

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15 Human Nature

What the hell is wrong with people? Human Nature is one of the best song by MJ, its million times better than Billie Jean and Beat It. This track should be the number 1 in the list. At least listen to this song guys. It has meaningful and beautiful lyrics. Vote for this song guys. This was also MJ's favorite song as well.

It is such a cool song with a great message about everyone just being themselves.

fire - AmundSolaas

So real and meaningful...just the way he sings it alone... brings tears to my deserves a much higher spot...

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16 Give in to Me

When I heard this song, I instantly fell in love with it! Really, it's awesome, if you haven't listened to it and you're an MJ fan, well... You should definitely listen to it!

Has an epic guitar solo by Slash and AMAZING singing by Michael!

My favourite song in the whole world! I believe the words. Sends me shivers every time.

One of the best

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17 Leave Me Alone

This is one of his most meaningful songs at a time when the media were on his back. The music video is also very clever, should be in the top 15 at least. Listen and vote!

The animation is so lit, creative and the music is amazing as always, so much heart creativity everywhere.

I like this song it make cry and feel happy

My all time favorite MJ song. The beat is so raw and has power. In my opinion it has the second best beat behind Billie Jean

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18 Scream

Why is this song only 17th?

A great duet with his sister Janet a perfect combination. - shadowdarkness45

This song is amazing. It has a mix with beat and pop. And his voice is 150% PERFECTO! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

Amazing blend of catchy music and dominating vocals

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19 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

Best song on Thriller

Sadly it was never live:(

Best song ever

Did you guys know that song came out of my birthday in july 3

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20 You are Not Alone

Please guys listen 2 it it's the best I feel like devoting it to my love every time I listen 2 it it makes me feel that I am not alone - 2smart

I think you are not alone is the best song. It's my favorite song

This song was my childhood

This is best song. It should be on top

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21 Blood on the Dance Floor


One of the best songs of Michael jackson! I just love the way he sings and dances in the video! I was searching for the song in the top 10! However I had to look this far to find it! Must hear song


Excellent song. In this song I think Michael is a villain. This song is very mysterious. Beautiful song.

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22 Remember the Time

This song should be way higher up!

I love MJ! He is my most favorite singer in the world! He died after my ninth birthday, it was sad! I miss himm so much!

He was actually the first artist I had known. He died when I was seven. All your fans will miss you. - 906389

What an amazing song; recalling wonderful memories of passionate love, it is perhaps the happiest song on the 'Dangerous' album. However, Michael wonders what happened and why the relationship ended. Wonderful, funky beat. One the best New Jack Swing songs EVER!

Amazing song, amazing video I always thought he looked FINE in it

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23 Ghost

Top 50 Michael Jackson Songs 2017 and this wasn't even on the list! So glad it finally gets some attention! Also, I really wish they would release the Michael Jacksons Ghosts 50 min film on dvd or youtube. Because at the moment we can only watch Ghosts (Shortened Version) witch is 3 mins and Is It Scary? (Edited) witch is 7 mins!

Love the creepy music video. The dance routines remind me of Thriller.

I think all of Michael Jackson's songs are good but ghost is the best you should really listen to it even though I've heard that thriller is the best but ghost is better! Thanks for reading my opinion!

This is Michael Jackson 100%, and it is 100% amazing! It contains everything that determines MJ's unique style; an absolute highlight and in my opinion his greatest song. Would easily have become #1 best-selling single if recorded earlier, in more successful years. Very underrated.

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24 We are the World


This song had multiple singers singing this song but it was wrote and half sung by Michael. - TrubbleMayker

I almost cry when I listen to this song. This song invite us to help others. One of the best song's ever by a lot of great performers. The idea of making this song was incredibly great. With multiple singers with different ethnic, religion, and etc really inspire me.


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25 Say Say Say

We're including songs Michael Jackson is featured in? Okay.
This song's actually Paul's, even though MJ's in it. - Misfire

When you put Michael jackson and sir paul mccartney on the same song, you know you got a #1

This song has to be on top of all...!

One of the greatest...should be much higher

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26 Another Part of Me

Catchy, nice to sing - micahisthebest

An iconic 80s beat with great vocals from the King of Pop!

Should be higher. Love this one. A great message with a catchy beat.

Should definitely be higher! Them vocals! I love the live version.

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27 Ben

Reminds one of innocent childhood days and the strong eternal friendships that one develops. It takes you back to a beautiful time.

The song is one of those rare songs which portray an innocence in a young man. Jackson's voice is so child like yet so ethereal your mind literally relaxes on hearing this song

Technically a Jackson 5 song, but Michael was the main vocalist.

Such a sweet song about rats. I have rats myself. I love them so so much.

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28 Speed Demon

Michael Jackson is no actor but he's acting skills are just as talented as his songs and dance moves.

This is the great song ever it the best it also funny

The music video is absolutely hilarious and the song itself is awesome!

Pull over boy and get yo ticket right! Catchy beat and fun music video; can't get enough!

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29 Streetwalker

I like this song because I love Michael Jackson,s voice rest in peace Michael

So funny to dance to.Especially when you know the moves

LOVE LOVE LOVE...I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST HEARD IN 2010, Could not stop listening to it.

Best song everrr

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30 Unbreakable

The opening beats is just short of epic... Mj in full glory... If only it was promoted properly... It would be much higher... I really felt that its music was ahead of its time.. Love you MJ

Definitely one of his best songs! Probably one of the best beats I have ever heard, great message as well and it also has a little rap part. What else do you want? Such a catchy song! An absolute masterpiece.

If Sony were to promote this, this would surely be in the top 10 here. Amazing, great beat, great production, great tempo, great voice.

So much better than You Rock My World - malamJONES

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31 Jam

It ain't too much stuff for him to sing a great song

Is great, with power

One of the best music.

Still awesome

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32 Will You Be There

Should be at least in top5

How is this song only #52? The addition of the choir is amazing, the vocals are amazing, the lyrics are amazing, and it's one of the most soulful songs of all-time. It's not only the best track on Dangerous, but it should be in the top 10 at least.

The raw emotion in Michael's voice is enough to make even the soulless get goosebumps! I don't know how this is so low, the production is beyond anything, the vocals are more than on point, and the feeling behind the songs in Michael's context provides a substantial amount of support for this emotion

CraZY? This song is one of the most soulful tracks of all time

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33 Heal the World

I think this song should be Number 1, because its actually got a true meaning, and I absolutely LOVE this song! MJ is just the best
He and his music will live on forever x
King Of Pop

I don't know why but when I first heard this song at the rehearsal of our school function... I kept moving to the song.. My mind became really emotional and I wanted to listen to it all day... Love you MJ!

This song is truely a touching one... It's one of my favourite songs by mj... Has a real meaning in a person's day today life...

Touching... Need to be higher

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34 You Rock My World

this masterpiece must absolutely be in the top 10... it's my favourite song ever so VOTE guys!

Mj's best ever song. Michael's every song is special but this one got something in it. It gives me a different feel.

This song make me want to dance, it's so perfect!

It's really hard to pick a favourite MJ song, and never did I think I would vote for it after listening to Billie Jean, Bad and all the other classics he has made. But my god, the first time I heard, I was blown away. Give it a shot. This song is ridiculously catchy.

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35 Tabloid Junkie

This track, 118th place! This song is a masterpiece! Tabloid Junkie, this time around and who is it should all be in the top 15! I just love these songs and they don't have a good place! But still...we all miss Michael Jackson, he is the legend...the KING OF POP! R.I.P. michael Jackson

This song is so underrated! Much better than Scream, and has a good beat and beatboxing! Should at least be in the top 10! Number 1 for me though.

This song is fantastic!

I love this song because of the true Lyrics! πŸŽΌπŸ‘ - tatjbere

36 History

History is awesome! It has a cool beat and magnificent background. It's like the first part is all dangerous and second part is all soft and the song is just great!

EVERYDAY CREATE YOUR HISTORY! I love this song, one of his last masterpieces along with You Rock My World, Speechless and Stranger in Moscow.

Amazing music in this song. Deserves to be much higher!

One of the MOST Beautiful songs ever!

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37 Dangerous

Good song
very much good song
Indians likes very much.
beat of this song grooves buddies


Best song from Michael. Love this song much., should be no 3 after billie jean and beat it... The way Michael sings in this song would make anyone go crazy

I think its the best michael jackson song because of its heart catching rhythm, I think there are different versions of it, I love the one produced by colin pepe, which I guess is the original one.

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38 The Girl is Mine

Great duo

Need to be higher

Really? #91? The Girl is mine is actually the name of a brand new album! I bet, the girl is mine album is going to be even better than Thriller one day! It has Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Earth Song, They don't care about us and the good one The Girl is Mine! - lizard302

I just got into Jackson, but I have heard all of his songs, and I'd say this is easily the best. - Mangocave

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39 2 Bad

I'm not just saying this because of the title but the actual songs sounds abit like bad - Shamo24

Great beat. Really I love this

Best Michael Jackson song


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40 Break of Dawn

This is a beautiful song. That's it, it's just beautiful.

Wait... How is this so low? This song is absolutely fantastic, it takes you into another dimension.

Awesome song. One of my most favorite.

Nice hit Michael forever

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41 Monster

This is my favorite song by Michael Jackson, along with a few others. most of you have never heard this one because it was released in 2010, the year after he died. Listen to it, outstanding

Still don't think this is him. But I love it!

This song is bae

Best song ever by MJ and should be number 1 and has a good bet and is the best song in the world ever

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42 I Just Can't Stop Loving You

The best love song by mj

This song is legend, she reached the top 1 in the billboard and she deserves top 25, maybe higher! ❀

I' m so in love with the lyrics, the beat...

This song is you beautiful. How can it be so low?!

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43 Off the Wall

My #1 MJ song, can't believe it's not at least Top 20 let alone Top 100. - truckturner

Most underrated of his four epics. Similar vibes to Thriller but similar subject matter to Bad. This song definitely deserves more credit.

Great song, in my opinion his best! Even better when he performed it live in a faster more up beat way!

No words... Just feel it

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44 Slave to the Rhythm

It is not #71 now! It is #43!

This is SAD. but I understand that it came out not so long ago. This song is AMAZING WHY IS IT 116!

It is not #116 now! It is #71! - lizard302

The new is better... But I like that too...

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45 Is It Scary

This song is so powerful, I love it!

One of the best, should be right after Ghost.

Bad. baddest song ever. - lizard302

46 Ease on Down the Road

Funky. Michael in his prime alongside Diana Ross.

47 Blue Gangsta

One of the best pump up songs. Makes you want to dance

Michael jackson in his best form

What you going to do
You break the friend of mine
Look what you put me through
Now that I am the BLUE GANGSTA
That should be in the top 20! What is wrong with you! - lizard302

This is the top new song from Xscape, Jackson's newest album, released 2014

48 I'll Be There

This isn't really made by MJ, but this is my favorite song of all time if this hadn't been made I would've never had enough confidence in myself and faith that I can do anything.

Michael Jackson singing this was one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. If only it would have gotten some more credit...

In this Is it fantastic the pray 25 June 2009 I loved but April was this is it he was sick but Conrad Murray just had to murder him

I love this so much

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49 Hollywood Tonight

It must be on top 10, why is here?!

When you don't know English, you can heard the music of Hollywood tonight and its awesome

Demo version with the bass from Hall and Oates is awesome sauce! I love all versions of this song!

It is a very awesome song by mj. I love it so much

Demo version of this song rocks

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50 Rockin' Robin

I love how upbeat the music is and how mj looked so young and I love it

Great song! Love you MJ

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