Friday, July 17, 2009

Old Song, New Love

After Michael Jackson's death, like a lot of other people, I went in search of more of his music.

As a kid, I was a huge MJ fan - I still am.

I have most of his songs already, but this week I went in search of those songs of his that I didn't know. Because everyone and their dog knows Billie Jean and Beat it....I wanted to find the songs that I hadn't heard before (or couldn't remember).

That's when I came across "Stranger in Moscow."

Originally released on his "HIStory" album in the mid 90s, this song was written at the start of the child molestation rumors - MJ was on tour in Russia at the time.

I LOVE this song! I cant get enough of it. My kids are so sick of it they could puke. But I dont care....they need the freakin culture anyway...

The song is slow, haunting and although it's Michael's typical pop sound, it has lots of jazzy undertones. Plus, the song just gets better as you go. The end is the best part. As I continue to research this song, I'm finding amazing remixes from country-ish to techno versions. Awesome!

CLICK HERE to take a listen and tell me what you think.


Lizzie said...

i had forgotten about that song. thanks for sharing :)

MIITB said...

Well I'm not a fan of the song, sorry. But the video is amazing. Except for him. He looks like he is animated into it.

Everything after Scream for me just sucked. Everything before that was magic.

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