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Remembering Michael Jackson: 13 songs you must listen to on the King of Pop's 11th death anniversary

Updated : 2020-06-25 20:48:32

CNBC-TV18's Surbhi Jain pays tributes to King of Pop Michael Jackson and adds a bit of trivia with every song that you may have not known. Read on for more.

As we remember Michael Jackson on his 11th death anniversary, here are 13 songs handpicked by CNBC-TV18's Surbhi Jain to pay tributes to the King of Pop. She adds a bit of trivia along with her choice that you may not have known about the songs of the prodigy. Read on for more. (Image: Epic Sony)
As we remember Michael Jackson on his 11th death anniversary, here are 13 songs handpicked by CNBC-TV18's Surbhi Jain to pay tributes to the King of Pop. She adds a bit of trivia along with her choice that you may not have known about the songs of the prodigy. Read on for more. (Image: Epic Sony)
1. Billie Jean | Album: Instrumental Version Collection | Release date: January 2, 1983 | Did you know? Michael Jackson recorded the song by singing into a six feet cardboard tube. (Image: Reuters)
1. Billie Jean | Album: Instrumental Version Collection | Release date: January 2, 1983 | Did you know? Michael Jackson recorded the song by singing into a six feet cardboard tube. (Image: Reuters)
2. Beat It | Album: Thriller | Release date: July 29, 1982 | Did you know? The song won the 1983 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance. (Image: Reuters)
2. Beat It | Album: Thriller | Release date: July 29, 1982 | Did you know? The song won the 1983 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Rock Vocal Performance. (Image: Reuters)
3. Rock With You | Album: Off The Wall | Release date: November 3, 1979 | Did you know? This was MJ's third song to top the Billboard Hot 100. (Image: Epic/CBS - YouTube)
3. Rock With You | Album: Off The Wall | Release date: November 3, 1979 | Did you know? This was MJ's third song to top the Billboard Hot 100. (Image: Epic/CBS - YouTube)
4. Heal The World | Album: Dangerous | Release Date: November 26, 1991 | Did you know? MJ was so proud to have created the song that he founded the Heal The World Foundation in 1992. (Image: Mark Ryden/YouTube screenshot)
4. Heal The World | Album: Dangerous | Release Date: November 26, 1991 | Did you know? MJ was so proud to have created the song that he founded the Heal The World Foundation in 1992. (Image: Mark Ryden/YouTube screenshot)
5. You Are Not Alone | Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I | Release date: June 16, 1995 | Did you know? This was the first song in US history to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at #1.
5. You Are Not Alone | Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I | Release date: June 16, 1995 | Did you know? This was the first song in US history to enter the Billboard Hot 100 at #1.
6. Thriller | Album: Thriller | Release date: November 30, 1982 | Did you know? The video of this track was the first ever to be registered in the National Film Registry in 2009. (image: YouTube screenshot)
6. Thriller | Album: Thriller | Release date: November 30, 1982 | Did you know? The video of this track was the first ever to be registered in the National Film Registry in 2009. (image: YouTube screenshot)
7. They Don’t Care About Us | Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Release date: June 16, 1995 | Did you know? This was the fourth single song from the album History. (Image: Reuters)
7. They Don’t Care About Us | Album: HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Release date: June 16, 1995 | Did you know? This was the fourth single song from the album History. (Image: Reuters)
8. Black Or White | Album: Dangerous | Release date: November 11, 1991Did you know? This track was Jackson's 12th No 1 hit as a solo artist. (image: YouTube screenshot)
8. Black Or White | Album: Dangerous | Release date: November 11, 1991Did you know? This track was Jackson's 12th No 1 hit as a solo artist. (image: YouTube screenshot)
9. Remember The Time | Album: Dangerous | Release date: January 14, 1992 | Did you know? MJ won the Soul Train Award for Best Male R&B Single for this song in 1993.
9. Remember The Time | Album: Dangerous | Release date: January 14, 1992 | Did you know? MJ won the Soul Train Award for Best Male R&B Single for this song in 1993.
10. The Way You Make Me Feel | Album: Bad | Release date: November 9, 1987 | Did you know? MJ performed this track at a concert in 2001, which aired on CBS and Britney Spears joined him on stage.
10. The Way You Make Me Feel | Album: Bad | Release date: November 9, 1987 | Did you know? MJ performed this track at a concert in 2001, which aired on CBS and Britney Spears joined him on stage.
11. Smooth Criminal | Album: Bad | Release date: November 14, 1988 | Did you know? MJ received the 'People's Choice Award' for the best music video for this song (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)
11. Smooth Criminal | Album: Bad | Release date: November 14, 1988 | Did you know? MJ received the 'People's Choice Award' for the best music video for this song (Image: YouTube/Screenshot)
12. Dangerous | Album: Dangerous | Release date: November 26, 1991 | Did you know? The Dangerous World tour earned around $100 million and Jackson donated all the money to the Heal The World Foundation.
12. Dangerous | Album: Dangerous | Release date: November 26, 1991 | Did you know? The Dangerous World tour earned around $100 million and Jackson donated all the money to the Heal The World Foundation.
13. Hold My Hand | Album: Michael | Release date: November 15, 2010 | Did you know? This duet with Akon was released actually after MJ’s death.
13. Hold My Hand | Album: Michael | Release date: November 15, 2010 | Did you know? This duet with Akon was released actually after MJ’s death.
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