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MICHAEL JACKSON "OFF THE WALL" 1979     DON'T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH - Brilliant single and a thumping Disco Funk that makes you want to get on your feet and boogie. This was the start of the new vocal styles includging "hiccups", "woohoo's" and grunts that would make his later songs his own and a unique sound of his own.     ROCK WITH YOU -  A much slower tempo, a Disco/Soul ballad with a little Funk.  One of my favourite tracks from MJ.   It was apparently offered to Karen Carpenter but she turned it down, it proved to be one of the defining hits of the Disco era.     WORKING DAY AND NIGHT -  Another Disco Funk track similar to "Don't Stop.." in composition.  The non stop rhythm, repetitive catchy singalong lines and chorus and funky basslines.  Not a single but one of MJ's most popular songs. GET ON THE FLOOR - A real funky track, not much lyrically but a throbbing funky bass drives this


  MICHAEL JACKSON "BAD" 1987   BAD - The famous title track has a repetitive pumping Electronic dance beat, with a funky Pop influence.  Its slightly edgier sound and denouncing gang wars gave Michael a new army of fans after the straight Disco Funk of "Off The Wall" and Pop Soul Funk of "Thriller".  Michael carries the melodies with various vocals and a catchy chorus with the odd sprinkling of sparkly keyboard moments.  Supposedly a duet with Prince but he turned it down after the line "your butt is mine" and he wanted no part of it! THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL - A favourite of mine.  Its funky and catchy and has some great Rhythm and Blues melodies that take it to a higher level of Pop song.  Orchestral segements back up the laid back beat and Michael's vocals again stand out.  Great song and a Jackson classic.   SPEED DEMON - A very experimental track and confusing, it can't decide if it wants to be an 80s Pop Rock track or an Electro