Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs

Michael Jackson didn't just grace us with legendary tunes. He changed the entire landscape of pop culture with his jaw-dropping dance moves, sequined gloves, and that iconic fedora! There's no question about it - MJ was a genius who took music and performance to a whole new stratosphere.

Picking the ultimate Michael Jackson tracks isn't child's play. It's like choosing your favorite star in a sky full of glittering gems. Spanning a career that rocked us from the Jackson 5 era all the way to his unparalleled solo ventures, MJ blessed us with melodies that will forever be imprinted in our hearts and playlists.
The Top Ten
1 Billie Jean

Billie Jean is a great song by Michael Jackson. I love this song very much. I think the next one is Beat It.

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

If I listen to this song, then I won't realize how time passes. I am too scared of many things, but if I listen to this song, then all those scary imaginations that come to my mind will vanish. Billie Jean is a great song by Michael Jackson. I love this song very much. I think the next one is Beat It.

2 Smooth Criminal

I know it's at number 2, but sure, Billie Jean is a great song. However, I just prefer Smooth Criminal. It has great lyrics and somehow gets me to sing along, whether I want to or not. Smooth Criminal is also really catchy, so if you know the lyrics, you're bound to start singing this song. Michael executes some sweet dance moves that almost nobody else can do, especially that lean. No offense to Michael fans who like a different song, but this song is probably the best there is, period. I do wonder who Annie is, though, and if she's okay.

Incredibly, the Bad album produced the most number-one singles ever from one album. However, Smooth Criminal wasn't one of the number ones. It peaked at 7. Yet, it's one of his most iconic songs. It's incredible. To be honest, Heal the World is the most beautiful song he ever wrote.

I like Michael's voice in this song. If any other singer had sung this song, it wouldn't have sounded so good. I love the music. It's just so good. The ending part is so emotional that I sometimes cry after hearing it. I like most of Michael's songs, but I think that Smooth Criminal's music is the best. It must be at number 1.

3 Beat It

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

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

Some may say Billie Jean and Smooth Criminal are better, but Beat It is the King of Pop at his absolute best. Not only is it his best vocal performance, but the beat and guitars are better here than anything MJ has ever done.

4 Thriller

I just love this song. If I listen to this song, then I won't realize how time passes. I am too scared of many things, but if I listen to this song, then all those scary imaginations that come to my mind will vanish.

Why is this number 7? Really? I mean, I expected it to be at least number 1! Almost every person in the world knows this song best when it comes to Michael Jackson. And it's literally one of the greatest pop songs ever made. Everything about the song gets people moving. It's intense, powerful, and literally a thriller.

Thriller is an amazing song by Michael Jackson, which I think should be in second place after Billie Jean and in front of Smooth Criminal. These, in my opinion, are the best songs of the King of Pop.

5 Man in the Mirror

This song is amazing. To begin with, Michael's incredible vocals transport you to another world. The meaning of this song is truly incredible. There are not many songs out there that remind people of the importance of taking action to change the world and make it a better place for everyone. "If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change." This line is simply incredible, one of the best lyrics in a song ever. Even if it's not one of the most upbeat songs, it helps you understand things better. The fact that Michael tried his best to make the world a happier place always puts a smile on my face.

Love you, Michael.

Lyrics rarely mean so much to so many people. I hear my parents, teachers, myself, and Michael. I love the other songs on this list too. Man in the Mirror was, is, and probably always will be my personal top work, defining Michael's profoundly brilliant lyrical interpretation, vocal expression, and total artistic and performance genius.

6 Bad

This is my favorite Michael Jackson song. Great beat, great music video, great instrumental, great dance solo, great voice. I have these MJ albums:
Thriller (1984),
Bad (1987),
Dangerous (1991),
Off the Wall (1979),
Invincible (2002),
Number Ones (1999),
HIStory (1995),
Ben (1975),
Xscape (2013),
Michael (2010).

Bad is my most favorite MJ song! How can this not be at number one? I disagree. Or at least at number two.

Hearing this song, I feel like remembering all the crazy and bad stuff I've ever done in my life.

7 Black or White

Like many of Michael's songs, Black or White has a powerful message. We all should treat each other as family and not judge people by their skin color. The creative music and video for this song, combined with Michael's incredible energy as he dances with those of other cultures, make this a true favorite of mine.

It's a heart-melting song. Surely, if people beyond the borders listen, they will make a decision to throw off their arms and ammunition and handle everything with peace. Love you, Mike.

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

8 Earth Song

I love this song. My favorite MJ song to dance to is either Smooth Criminal or Billie Jean. However, my favorite MJ song to listen to must be this one. The very first time I heard this song, I wasn't very keen on it. But I played it over and over again until I reached the point where I couldn't stop listening to it. I have loved MJ ever since I was 2 years old. Ever since then, I've locked myself in my bedroom and practiced dancing just like him. And finally, I've pulled it off... I've finally learned the moonwalk! MJ has the voice and heart of an angel, and I have a feeling he's watching over us, practicing his moves, and he's proud of his great fans.

Long live the King.

The gentle, almost fragile, piano sweeps over soundscapes that seem to be manufactured on another planet, or what could have been this planet if Michael's lyrics weren't reality. As Michael starts singing, he is in perfect symbiosis with the mystical atmosphere of the synths, as fragile as the piano was before. That is, until the chorus kicks in first. It becomes strong and valid, a truly magical experience. He keeps going at this level throughout the next verse; until then... Each time the chorus breaks in, we get a whole new level of power, strength, and gravitas. The percussion plays at full throttle, the choir is at its most haunting, and Jackson himself... is simply terrific.

It's magic. Everything fits together so well: melody, delivery, lyrics, meaning, production, mood—a true masterpiece.

9 Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

This song is my life. I LOVE it! It's my number one MJ song. This song makes you get up and dance. The way it grooves is amazing! Michael is amazing. Michael is the best singer ever!

I love the falsetto that he uses throughout the whole song; it's truly impressive and unique. I love songs that repeat their chorus over and over again as a sort of apex of the song at the end, and this song does exactly that, like Hey Jude and Evil Woman, etc.

The crown jewel achievement, representing one of MJ's greatest strengths as an artist: making every one of us get up and dance to the irresistible force that is his music.

10 They Don't Care About Us

The syncopated rhythm in this song is spawning thousands of earworms that dig straight into my soul. Unlike most of his music, this one is vicious and accusatory. Amazing work from an amazing artist. I don't care about him as a person, but as an entertainer, you get no better than MJ.

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!

They Don't Care About Us is a great song by Michael Jackson. I love this song very much. I think this is the only song that can stand with Thriller, Beat It, and Heal the World. Hail the King of Pop.

The Contenders
11 Dirty Diana

This song has always been on my replay list. It is amazing, has a good beat, and is very sexy. Of course, all of his songs are awesome, but this song takes music to the next level.

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

Dirty Diana has such great lyrics. Besides, the music and the tempo also rock me up.

12 Rock with You

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 while looking and listening to him.

Off the Wall is Michael Jackson's debut solo album, and I believe that Quincy Jones's production was masterful. This whole album is wonderfully produced, and this song, along with Off the Wall and Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, are among his best.

This is the best song ever. It makes me feel so good. The song has beautiful lyrics and a wonderful rhythm as well. I love you, Michael Jackson. You are the best pop singer of all time. God have mercy on you.

13 The Way You Make Me Feel

MJ is the GOD of pop, not the king. I love all his songs and personally think he deserves more recognition. I am very young but sing MJ pretty well. I would love to be just like him.

You can never get tired of this song. It's also an amazing song to dance to!

His best song by far! It has a great beat and never gets tiring. It always puts me in a good mood.

14 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

It's the first song from Michael about the media and press, as well as gossip and people trying to start arguments or problems for no reason. He composed and arranged the incredible complexity of colliding drums and influences: funk, jazz, pop, and the famous "Soul Makossa" of Manu Dibango in the coda of the song. Great patchwork.

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 and the beat are both the greatest things!

The best dance groove ever. A force field that demands movement appears with the first note!

15 Human Nature

This is so beautiful and deep! It's MJ's best song ever, and I try not to cry while typing this. The song carries a meaning that says, "Humans are all different and the same. It's human nature to fall in love, and it's a beautiful feeling. A feeling you can't express in words. You're speechless, but you can sing it." That's the meaning of most of his songs, and this is the most beautiful song ever written. It's amazing how he wrote this emotional and deeply sung poem. God bless you, Michael Jackson. Every human on Earth is sad that you passed away and loves you for bringing another type of joy, a joy we can't live without, to this world.

This song is inspiring and beautiful. It gives me hope and makes me feel not alone. Not only is this my favorite Michael Jackson song, but it's also my favorite song ever. It changes my mood from upset to hopeful in a second. If you haven't heard Human Nature, listen to it because it should be in the top 5 at least. It's just a remarkable and lovely song. RIP MJ, I love you.

16 Give in to Me

I'm not the sort of person who likes to discover new songs. So, every time I came across this song, I totally ignored it and skipped it. But soon, I got bored of hearing the same old MJ songs over and over again. Therefore, I went on YouTube to discover some more. I get bored really easily and usually just skip the song. I listened to a few and got bored and skipped them. But as soon as this song started playing, I listened to the whole song as I fell in love with it straight away! This is really rare for me. If you're an MJ fan and haven't heard this song, listen to it. The same thing that happened to me will happen to you. Promise!

This song must be number 1, in my opinion, because of the lyrics and the meaning it carries. Amazing, Michael. Only you can entertain the world as you did. Nobody is close to you.

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!

17 You are Not Alone

It's such an awesome song! I can't believe it's down here at 12! Guys, it's like "You are not alone, I'm here with you." It really feels as if MJ is sitting here with me as I'm listening to this song. It's awesome, superb, touching, and the best MJ song ever!

Such an emotional and awesome song deserves to be in the top 10. I like the music and Michael's voice and just everything about it.

I never really listen to this song because Lisa Marie was in the music video, and I really hate her! But the song is great, of course.

18 Scream

This song is amazing. It has a mix of beat and pop, and his voice is 150% perfect!

A great duet with his sister Janet, a perfect combination.

Why is this song only 17th?

19 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. It 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 and creativity everywhere.

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.

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

This song is just such a great song with an amazing beat that always gets me dancing and in a good mood, no matter how bad my day was!

I voted for this not because it's my favorite, but it does not deserve to be at #26. Great song.

I voted just to help its ranking.

21 You Rock My World

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

I just heard this song for the first time in a music video. It's awesome! When I think of it, I feel like... Actually, it's the way you make me feel.

MJ's best-ever song. Every one of Michael's songs is special, but this one has something extra in it. It gives me a different feel.

22 Remember the Time

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. It has a wonderful, funky beat. One of the best New Jack Swing songs ever!

This should be about No. 12! This is one of MJ's best songs. MJ rocks! His death in 2009 was tragic. If he was dead, how did he make the new album Xscape in 2014?

Why isn't this higher? It should at least be in the top 10!

23 We are the World

I almost cry when I listen to this song. This song invites us to help others. It's one of the best songs ever, featuring a lot of great performers. The idea of making this song was incredibly great. The inclusion of singers from different ethnicities, religions, etc., really inspires me.

One of the best songs ever by the greatest performer ever. I LOVE YOU, Michael Jackson. When I heard this song, it spoke to me, and I hope it did to others. I give this song 100%.

We Are the World is a song with a powerful message and a strong meaning. We are the world, so we must do our part and save it!

24 Another Part of Me

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

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

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

25 Ghost

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

Top 50 Michael Jackson Songs 2017, and this wasn't even on the list! I'm so glad it finally gets some attention. Also, I really wish they would release the Michael Jackson's Ghosts 50-minute film on DVD or YouTube. Because at the moment, we can only watch Ghosts (Shortened Version), which is 3 minutes, and Is It Scary? (Edited), which is 7 minutes!

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, Ghost is better! Thanks for reading my opinion!

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