Let’s start out the new year with a look back at one of our most popular Three Best Songs columns; this one feting the King of Pop.
Noting that “this is a tough one,” my son, Fusion 10.5, and I convene on the Three Best Songs by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm].
#3 “Thriller” (from Thriller):
Referring to Vincent Price as “The Terminator,” Fusion 10.5 pegs “Thriller” as the third best MJ song, saying that Price’s riff at the end “is the best part.” He further supports his P.O.V. by saying “it’s a really fun song,” which, when it comes right down to it, is what pop music is supposed to be about. The video, which was groundbreaking at the time, wins extra points. I prefer “She’s Out of My Life,” because Michael actually does cry at the end of the song, but it’s not as fun as my 10-year-old’s choice.