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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    I'm on the fence a little bit here. It's not my favourite but I still love it, and it is the song everyone associates with MJ and it is his most popular outside of the fan community and a true classic. So it depends on what people would consider as "best" but ultimately I guess that in some ways it probably would be considered his best song.
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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    No. Michael was just beginning his career back then, he made so many amazing songs after that. Too bad people just tend to forget it...
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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    In my opinion, in show: Billie jean and Jam... Yes...

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    I voted no. Even though Billie Jean will always be my alltime favorite. I think his best songs are the songs with more meaning to them. Earth Song, TDCAU, man in the mirror. But there's no way I could name his best song. Tehre are to many.
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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    Its definately one of his best songs (there are many ) but its by far not THE best !
    Performance is top, but there are many other songs with better melody and especially with better lyrics.


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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaNixie View Post
    No. Michael was just beginning his career back then, he made so many amazing songs after that. Too bad people just tend to forget it...
    He very certainly was not just beginning his career in 1982... He'd been an entertainer since, what, 1964 or something? By the standards of pretty much anyone his age, he was a showbusiness veteran. Just because his post-Thriller career is so often ignored doesn't mean that his pre-Thriller one should be instead. Thriller must've been, like, his 18th studio album or something, either in a group or on his own, lol.

    Anyway, the poll question... I don't know whether I really believe in objective best as opposed to mere personal favourites, and BJ isn't one of my top, top personal favourites. So if we're insisting on any 'objective' assessment, I don't know. :p If we're talking personal favourites, nah, Baby Be Mine's better, ha.

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    I love it, but it's not the best MJ song

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    one of my top three. bj, earth song and speechless for most beautifully written/genius. so i voted yes because after that it just comes down to personal taste.

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    I think it's one of his most popular songs for non-fans, but it is not the best. Earth Song and even Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' are better (my opinion of course).

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    As much as I like the song "Billie Jean". I personally like Michael's "Thriller" song better.

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    No. I would say Who Is It and/or Stranger In Moscow are his best in the terms of melodies and lyrics.

    " " A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life."
    I like that thought, the last one I have before my eyes close. With a smile, I melt back into the music myself" - Michael Jackson

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daryll748 View Post
    Well, idd its a classic but I did vote NO though as I don't list it as THE BEST in 'song' category but LIVE is the MAX
    Coulden't agree more

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    Nope, one of the best songs he had written, but not THE best. Michael had really only just started writing songs, when you get to HIStory, the lyrically side becomes amazing.
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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    Billie Jean is in my opinion not only the best MJ song. It's the greatest song ever created!

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    Default Re: Is Billie Jean really the best MJ song?

    I certainly don't see it that way. It just became a really iconic song which after being performed at Motown25 and winning Michael a few awards snowballed for decades, being really overplayed and thus becoming really overrated. It's certainly not his best song.

    Maybe one of his better songs, though in my opinion there's not much to the song other than the dancing, though that might just be my brain talking after hearing it a trillion times as if it's the only song MJ ever wrote, and as if his entire catalogue is made up of Billie Jean, Beat It and Thriller only.

    It also depends on how you would define 'best MJ song'. Is it the most well written and complex song he wrote? I wouldn't say so. Is it his most influential song? Probably.

    It's certainly a very influential, fun and classic song but it's certainly not the most well written, complex, meaningful and effort taking song he ever wrote. That's how I would define 'best' in this context.

    Try Little Susie, Earth Song, They Don't Care About Us, Speechless or Stranger In Moscow... One of them could easily win the 'best MJ song' title. My money's on Little Susie btw!

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