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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    Well yeah that was his idea, and the idea he had for the video.. as I picture it in my head.. amazing!
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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    Really a shame that due to Sony not promoting this album there were so few videos, singles and no tour.

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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    Ikr it's in my opinion the best song on the album.


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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    How do you picture the video, I'm sure there would have been some tight choreography!

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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakodawn View Post
    How do you picture the video, I'm sure there would have been some tight choreography!
    I think it would be like a mysterious concept. Talking about corrupt people of the industry.


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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    MJ wanted ‘Unbreakable’ as the first single. He even envisioned the concept for that music video.

    At the beginning of that music video, MJ stands on the roof of a very tall building & some thugs hold him. They let him go & then he jumps. He falls down to the ground seemingly dead. But, gradually he begins (out of his body parts) to transform into fire & eventually starts to dance.

    MJ was also about to introduce to that video some totally new dance choreographies that would stick to people’s mind forever.

    Michael even knew exactly how he wanted to open the ‘Unbreakable’ short film. He would be on the roof of a very tall building that was under construction, held over the edge by some thugs, and then they would let him go. He would go hurtling to the ground, seemingly dead, but slowly, his body parts would come together and he would turn into fire – dancing on fire from scaffold to scaffold as his body parts reassembled themselves. Michael envisioned creating a dance for \Unbreakable’ that people would remember forever” (Frank Cascio, 'My Friend Michael')

    Parenthetically, MJ wanted also a bigger budget for his ‘You Rock My World’ music video, but Sony refused to give him those additional funds that he asked. So, its making completed with that lower budget.

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    Default Re: Michael wanted Unbreakable as the first single.

    ^ And that is where the convo of what went wrong with the album and what could have made it better..

    MJ wanted budget for projects and more control, Sony put there foot down saying too much money was spent on the development on the album.. Back and forth, back and forth.. And album didn't reach it's potential..
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    Default Re: Michael Wanted Unbreakable as the First Single

    It would have opened a lot of music journos/critics eyes!

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    Default Re: Michael Wanted Unbreakable as the First Single

    I'm glad "Unbreakable" wasn't a single; I don't think it was radio friendly to have been a major hit. MJ's planned music video sounds cool, tho.

    Sony was smart to release "You Rock My World" as the lead single; it charted well despite only being released to airplay in America and would have charted even higher had it been given a commercial release there. I didn't like the music video, though.

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    Default Re: Michael Wanted Unbreakable as the First Single

    I LOVE the YRMW music video but I think if the Unbreakable music video would have been this would be my favorite music video ever! I agree that it was a wiser decision to release the YRMW single, at least as the first single. But could you imagine if Michael would have performed Unbreakable at the 30th anniversary?? That would have been so much cooler!!

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    Default Re: Michael Wanted Unbreakable as the First Single

    BTW I'm sure this has already been discussed thoroughly but could there still be unreleased footage of the Unbreakable video? I kind of remember reading that the production had already begun when Sony pulled away their budget.

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    Default Re: Michael Wanted Unbreakable as the First Single

    Wow I didn't know MJ had this idea for an 'Unbreakable' video! It would have been so aaaawesome, I'd love to see some unreleased footage as well!
    It's a shame Sony didn't give him the right budget for the videos he wanted to make...

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