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Top 10 Best Michael Jackson Songs of All Time

It’s no secret that Michael Jackson is one of the most famous musicians in history. In a career spanning almost 50 years, 13 of his singles went to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with an additional four songs topping the chart. Here are 10 of the very best Michael Jackson songs of all time.

1. Beat It

Honestly, music doesn’t get much better than “Beat It.” After its release in 1983, the dancefloor gem quickly reached the top of the charts worldwide. As much of this was to due with Eddie Van Halen’s amazing guitar work as it was Jackson’s groovy vocals.

2. Rock With You

Another Michael Jackson favorite is none other than “Rock With You.” Released in 1980, the song spent four weeks in the No. 1 Billboard position. It is still one of the singer’s most well known songs to this day.

3. Dancing Machine

The Jackson 5 knew exactly how to create the perfect dance tune. “Dancing Machine” highlights this fact perfectly. As the funky song’s title implies, it is a great song to throw on at a party if you’re looking to boogie down.

4. I’ll Be There

Another hit from the Jackson 5, “I’ll Be There” is a Michael Jackson classic in every sense of the world. Released to the world way back in 1970, it remains every ounce a world-class song as it was then.

5. Billie Jean

Already a superstar when “Billie Jean” was released in 1983, it nevertheless helped propel him to all new levels of worldwide fame and recognition. Indeed, it helped introduce Jackson’s now iconic album “Thriller” to the public.

6. Say Say Say

At 22 weeks on the Billboard charts (and 6 at No. 1), it goes without saying that “Say Say Say” was and is a popular Michael Jackson song. The fact that it is collaboration between Jackson and Paul McCartney undoubtedly has a lot to do with this.

7. I Want You Back

“I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 ushered in a new era in Motown history. With the young Michael Jackson at the helm, the song and the band took the musical world by storm.

8. ABC

As far as Michael Jackson songs go, “ABC” is among the most recognizable. Dislodging the Beatle’s “Let It Be” from the No. 1 Billboard spot, the song helped set the stage for the Jackson 5’s success.

9. Thriller

You just can’t talk about the best Michael Jackson songs without mentioning “Thriller.” The song and accompanying music video made waves when they were released in 1983.

10. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

When you’re looking to dance, there are few better songs to throw on than “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” One of the best dance songs of all time, it is also quintessentially Michael Jackson.

Almost every one of Michael Jackson’s songs can be considered a work of art in some way. But the ten discussed above are his true masterpieces.

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