It’s been five years since Michael Jackson’s death as from yesterday, so I couldn’t resist this Throwback Thursday. I remember being sad to the news of his passing. No matter what sort of person he used to be, his music was special to millions of people around the world, including myself.
I am seriously not able to pick one favourite Michael Jackson song, not even one from each album. That’s why I decided to not go with clichés like Billie Jean or Beat It and chose Leave Me Alone instead. I’ve always loved this song and it’s remarkable how it captures Jackson’s endless problems with the tabloids and the paparazzi.
The track was released in 1989 and was included in MJ’s hugely successful Bad album. The music video is brilliant, especially for its time, and received a Grammy Award in 1990 for Best Short Form Music Video.