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Michael Jackson, R.I.P. Seriously. Please.

June 25, 2009
He was missed even before he died.

He was missed even before he died.

This was never the way it was supposed to end. One of music’s undeniable giants has passed on, leaving us for his reward in (fill in your own destination here). I won’t lie, my nose is running a little bit right now, and I think it may be sadness related. In Memoriam, I’d like to post a couple of songs that have been with me through some good times and also some other times that were pretty good too.

Let’s put on a strong face, using ComaR’s Billie Jean, My Love for support. Timbaland’s beat updates Michael’s timeless advice with an authority you’ll need to hear to feel. This is the only song I’ve ever been forced to play twice in a row at a party. She’s just a girl.

Billie Jean, My Love — ComaR (YSI)

Now let’s reverse the trend and take the classic beat from BJ and let Justice D.A.N.C.E. to it for awhile. Oh, C&C Music Factory pays some homage here as well. Thanks DJ Schmolli for keeping Michael d.a.n.c.ing for just a little longer, if only in our hearts.

Justice for Billie Jean — DJ Schmolli (YSI)

No point in beating Billie Jean (regardless of the claims she may make) when there’s Beat It. This time DJ Gizmo lays TI’s lyrical threats in lieu of MJ’s over the Beat It beat with great success, and Divide and Kreate picks up what Gizmo left out, pairing MJ’s threats with the psuedo-regretful strains of Hive’s Hate to Say I Told You So. This track in particular sounds like a good fit to me.

Michael Jackson vs. TI — DJ Gizmo (YSI)

I Told You to Beat It — Divide and Kreate (YSI)

Second to last, but certainly not second to least, we have DJ Gizmo yet again pairing MJ’s tunes with a new vocalist, this time Lady GaGa gets the Thriller treatment. Now you finally have something to play at Halloween besides Monster Mash.

Lady Gaga vs. Michael Jackson — DJ Gizmo (YSI)

In closing I’m putting this increasingly sentimental mash with Soul VI that I already had in my “To Be Blawged” folder. I freaking dare you not to sniffle when Michael playfully asks you “I dunno, what you wanna try?”. Yes, Mr. Jackson, I do remember when we fell in love. And it still is heaven.

Do You Remember (Michael Jackson vs. Soul VI) — DJ Gizmo (YSI)

wow it’s Gizmo again dude probably won’t stop crying all weekend. poor guy 😦

The Show is an open-arms kind of community, so feel free to seek  solace from each other in the comments. It’s a tough time, guys, and we’re stronger together than alone.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2009 3:21 am

    Thanx very much for the feature. May Michael rest in peace!

  2. June 26, 2009 1:50 pm

    This is pretty cool: a map of songs that sampled Michael’s stuff:

  3. elr0y7 permalink
    June 26, 2009 6:19 pm

    Thanks for the songs, great nostalgia-type stuff. May MJ rest in the Never-Neverland in the sky.

  4. July 1, 2009 12:15 pm

    Hello!

    Here’s my M.J. tribute mashup!

    Thriller -vs – Phantom Pt.2 (Soulwax Remix)

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/619679580dad3575/

    RIP

    Kypski

  5. July 24, 2009 3:38 pm

    Just to clarify, the link you provide is going to a dj gizmo hack job, lol. Here is the official web address: djgizmo1.blogspot.com

    Come on over

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