*The black sequined jacket worn by Michael Jackson during his historic performance in the 1983 TV special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” belonged to his mother Katherine and was pulled from her closet at the last minute, according to his brother Jermaine.
“He didn’t know what he was gonna wear so he went to my mother’s closet,” Jermaine told talk show host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. “And she had this shiny thing that she wore, this black sequin thing and he said, ‘I like that. Can I wear it on the show?’
“That’s what he did the moonwalk in… That was my mother’s throw.”
*If the world thought Ted Williams had a “golden voice” and took him off the streets to show him off to the world this guy is going to meet Katherine Jackson and be welcomed into the Jackson clan.
We don’t have much more information on the man or the person videotaping him other than they are in Brazil.
It appears that the guy videotaping the cab driver is a tourist or maybe a buddy of his that wants everyone to see how much this guy sounds like Michael Jackson.
I don’t know about you, but this is the closest I’ve heard anyone come to sounding like the King of Pop. This guy is effortless in his delivery of “Billie Jean” as he drives down the street. He even covers his mouth like Mike from time to time. Check it out. (more…)
*Here’s the official trailer for the forthcoming video game “Michael Jackson The Experience.”
The first promo for the new dancing game premiered last week from gamemaker Ubisoft. It shows a variety of people on the street re-enacting the King of Pop’s famous moves, paying particular homage to the iconic video for “Billie Jean.”
Michael Jackson The Experience is due in stores on Nov. 23.
*The upcoming dancing-and-singing “Michael Jackson The Experience” video game will feature such iconic hits from the King of Pop as “Bad,” “Beat It” and “Billie Jean,” according to the game’s publisher Ubisoft.
The company announced the song list Wednesday at the Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany. The title is scheduled to be released in November for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, as well as the handheld consoles Nintendo DSand PlayStation Portable.
As previously reported, “Michael Jackson The Experience” will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the respective motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3 due out this holiday season.
“Your goal is to dance like Michael,” said Ubisoft’s marketing vice president Tony Key. “Do what the guy on the screen is doing and you’re there. It’ll score you based on the quality of your performance.”
Other tunes for the game centered on the late King of Pop include “Earth Song,” “The Girl Is Mine,” “Who Is It” and “Workin’ Day And Night.”
*Michael Jackson’s 1983 hit “Say Say Say,” a duet with Paul McCartney, tops the list of Billboard’s ranking of the late legend’s 50 best-charting songs, while a second duet between the King of Pop and the former Beatle bookends the list’s top 10.
The tally features songs from Jackson’s complete catalog – including solo recordings, collaborations and classic hits with the Jackson 5 – and was compiled from songs’ chart performances on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs were ranked based on an inverse-point system, i.e., weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.
“Say Say Say” earns the top spot as Jackson’s best-performing Hot 100 chart single. The tune led the list for six weeks beginning in December 1983. The pair also ranks at No. 10 with “The Girl Is Mine,” the first single from Jackson’s “Thriller,” the best-selling studio album of all-time (29 million), according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The cut peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for three weeks in January 1983.
“Billie Jean” places as Jackson’s second-biggest single. While the song spent one more week at No. 1 and two more weeks on the Hot 100 than “Say Say Say,” the latter title totaled more weeks than the former track in the top 10 (13/11), top 20 (16/12) and top 40 (18/17).
The 1970 Jackson 5 ballad “I’ll Be There,” which topped the Hot 100 for five weeks in 1970, is Jackson’s third-biggest hit, followed by “Beat It,” a three-week Hot 100 No. 1 in 1983 from “Thriller,” at No. 4. Jackson’s first Hot 100 leader of the 1980s, “Rock With You,” which ruled for four weeks in 1980, ranks as his fifth-biggest single on the survey.
The Jacksons’ “Dancing Machine,” a No. 2-peaking Hot 100 hit in 1974, places at No. 6 and Jackson’s 1988 solo No. 1 “Man in the Mirror,” from his “Bad” album, claims the No. 7 spot. Despite the latter title’s higher peak on the weekly Hot 100, “Dancing Machine” ranks higher on this list due to its having totaled more weeks on the chart (22/17), in the top 40 (16/13) and in the top 10 (9/7).
The Jackson 5′s debut No. 1 Hot 100 smash “I Want You Back” ranks as the No. 8 title of Jackson’s catalog. The song kicked off Jackson’s Hot 100 resume, having debuted at No. 90 on the chart dated Nov. 15, 1969. He has graced Billboard charts in all six decades since that first frame.
The Jackson 5′s 1970 Hot 100 No. 1 “ABC” ranks at No. 9, one rung above “The Girl Is Mine.”