When Michael Jackson first broke away from the clutches of the Jackson 5, we did not yet know what we had on our hands. Though his personal life practically became a circus for paparazzi for years, pop's King has maintained relevance because his music was that damn good. Some of these songs still sound like they could have come out today, but what about the under-the-radar side of Michael?
There's no doubt that any one of Jackson's albums in the '80s was a recipe for success, but even when pumping out one hit after another, there's bound to be a few tracks that fell through the cracks. Whether it's across the Thriller era or when he was settling into his dance groove on albums like Dangerous, these tunes have been slept on for far too long.
Granted, any song from his prime has done its round across the charts, but the album cuts are prime examples that even when Michael wasn't aiming for a single, there was still no one who could touch him. Whether it's a B-side from his prime, a sleeper hit from his later years, or the King of Pop calling from beyond the grave, this is just a small sampling of the genius pop mind of Michael Jackson.
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