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Michael Jackson song of the week
Michael Jackson song of the week

Top 80’s Singles

Michael’s ‘Smooth Criminal,’ from the ‘Bad’ album is named as one of the top 100 best singles of the eighties, by Slant Magazine. Here’s what they had to say:-

94) Michael Jackson, ‘Smooth Criminal.’  For such an apparently gentle soul, Michael Jackson repeatedly displayed his dark side with songs like ‘Beat It,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘Bad,’ and ‘Smooth Criminal.’ This is, after all, the same guy who once sang about his close friendship with a telepathic rat. Accompanied by a killer synth bassline, staccato beats, and a frenzied vocal performance from Michael himself, ‘Smooth Criminal’ rather unambiguously tells the heartwarming story of a home invader who chases a woman named Annie underneath a table and into her bedroom, where he ostensibly bludgeons her to death, leaving “bloodstains on the carpet.”

Source: Slant Magazine & MJWN

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