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10 unforgettable Michael Jackson collaborations

Last time we looked at Michael Jordan, and today we’ll look at the other MJ, Michael Jackson.

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Michael Jackson was one of the greatest artist/entertainers of all time and he happened to have lived during our lifetimes. We were lucky to have been affected and influenced by his music. No matter what else happened in his life, the music he gave to the world was one of the greatest gifts of all. It’s strange to be writing about him in the past tense since he had always been such a big part of our lives. But we must accept the realities of life, and try to remember him for what he has given us.

Will there ever be anyone like Michael? Will there ever be anyone greater than Michael? It’s difficult to imagine. No matter what the answer to that is, there will never be anyone who will make us feel like Michael did.

Michael’s influence in music goes far and wide. An entire generation of artists grew up with his music, including Usher, Justin Timberlake, Boyz II Men, and artists of all different genres. Michael also led many humanitarian efforts, championing causes and marshaling other artists to his aid. Through his many projects he has gained many friends.

Here today we present a few videos of Michael and his friends. Some are immediately recognizable while others might have been forgotten. Either way this is Michael at his best, and how we should always remember him.

#10 Michael Jackson with 3T

3T are the 3 sons of Tito Jackson who formed a R&B group. The song is pleasant, but the boys wear way too much makeup in the video. What’s the deal with their eyebrows?

#9 Michael Jackson with Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men perform two of Michael’s songs “Heal the world” and “We are the world”, with Michael himself joining the act towards the end.

#8 Michael Jackson with N’SYNC

Michael was no doubt a big influence on Justin Timberlake, especially his dancing. Here we have a short Michael Jackson dance with N’SYNC

#7 Michael Jackson with Usher and Chris Tucker

Michael performs “You rock my world”, joined by Usher and Chris Tucker towards the end. Next to Michael, Usher’s moves don’t look so smooth anymore.

#6 Michael Jackson with Slash

A combined performance of “Black or white”. Slash definitely holds his own in this show.

#5 Michael Jackson with Britney Spears

Britney Spears should be honored to appear on the same stage with an artist of Michael’s Caliber. Pretty interesting duet of “The way you make me feel” Britney does a decent job of it.

#4 Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Michael and Paul are the Robin hoods in this funny music video. The only music video made from their three collaborations together.

#3 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson

Still the most expensive music video ever made at $7,000,000. It was made in retaliation against the child molestation accusations against Michael. One of the few collaborations of the two siblings.

#2Michael Jackson and friends

This is the “What more can we give” performance. It was meant to raise money for charities in response to the 9/11 attacks. This song featured artists such as Carlos Santana, Beyonce, Celion Dion, Usher, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, and many others. The full cast can be seen here.

#1 Michael Jackson and friends

This is the “We are the world” video. This shows how great Michael was in terms of gaining support for his causes. This video featured Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles among many others. The full cast can be seen here.

Bonus clips

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Another great collaboration but no music video, just the song.

Janet Jackson and Michael?

Believe it or not, the voice is Janet, but slowed down to sound exactly like Michael’s. Weird but true. So I guess we’ll be hearing many more songs from “Michael” in the near future.

RIP Michael Jackson

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  1. December 20, 2009 at 12:46 am

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