Michael Jackson: Top 5 Dance Songs + Popular MJ @ Amoeba: Luis @ Amoeba SF on CD sales + DJ Dave Paul's Top 5 MJ Floor Burners

Posted by Billyjam, July 8, 2009 06:05pm | Post a Comment
It has been almost two full weeks since Michael Jackson passed, but in that time the sudden and tragic death of the King of Pop has dominated the news worldwide. Even Sarah Palin's resignation as governer of Alaska last week -- a week after MJ's death -- was upstaged by Jackson news. 

And today, the day after the heavily publicized Michael Jackson funeral/memorial in LA, which drew a reported 31 million viewers in real time, stopping by the Amoeba Music San Francisco store further proved that the intense public absorption with all things Michael (especially his music) will likely last a good while longer.

Luis at the San Francisco Amoeba took time out to show me the MJ CDs that have been hot sellers at the store, including Thriller, Bad, Michael Jackson Number Ones, Vol. 1-Greatest Hits History, and Off The Wall. See below a video clip of Luis at Amoeba SF earlier this afternoon. Also this afternoon in San Francisco I caught up (by phone) with Dave Paul, who for the past few years has been throwing the popular Prince vs. Michael parties in SF and other West Coast cities where both he and fellow DJ Jeff Harris spin regularly. Paul has a pretty extensive Michael Jackson collection so I asked him to draw up for the Amoeblog a list of his party's Top Five Michael Jackson dance floor burners -- MJ songs that always get the dance floor going. His list, including a brief description of each song, is below, along with info on the next SF Prince vs Michael party, which should be pretty wild since it will be the first since MJ's passing. The video for "Don't Stop TIl You Get Enough" is also below.

Luis reports on MJ CD sales @ the SF Amoeba (July 8th, 2009)

Prince vs Michael Party Top 5 MJ Dance Floor Burners (by Dave Paul)

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"Dancing Machine"
Who doesn't like the Jackson 5 and who doesn't like an opportunity to activate the robot dance?

"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
The Off the Wall album may have been released in 1979, but most of the songs on this classic album still hold up today. Drop the needle down on this track and watch how many people rush to the dance floor. Prince has even performed this song in his concerts.

"Beat It"
This is the ultimate dance off battle song. Ya can't lose with Eddie Van Halen on the guitar solo. Just beat it, beat it, beat it...

michael jackson HIStory
"Man In The Mirror"
This is a slow song but you'll see people go nuts when you play this. It's currently the top MJ song being downloaded on the internet. "If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change."

"Black or White" 
Another jammy jam jam from Mike. People love to sing this chorus while busting a move. If the crowd is big enough, drop the sound out and let everyone sing the song. Danceraoke.

Next Prince vs Michael party is Saturday, July 18th @ Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street @ Fell in San Francisco. 8pm - 2am / $5 / 21+ w ID. Expect it to be extra packed, so get there early!

Michael Jackson "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" (1979) - from Off The Wall

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