June 25th, 2013
10:33 AM ET
Four years ago today, Michael Jackson died at the untimely age of 50.
It seems only fitting to jam to some of his grooves in remembrance of one of music's biggest stars. There's no way we could include them all, so here's just a taste of some of Jackson's most memorable hits:
"Rock With You": Before the plastic surgery, speculation of skin lightening and courtroom drama, there was Jackson's "Rock With You," a still-classic cut that gave us a hint of the dancing machine to come.
"Billie Jean": Speaking of dancing, how could we ever forget this stunning performance of "Billie Jean" on Motown's 25th Anniversary television special? Admit it, you tried to moonwalk.
"Beat It": Jackson's theatrical music videos helped put MTV on the map, and they also set off fashion trends. Raise your hand if you owned the red zippered jacket.
"Thriller": This one gives us an opportunity to do the dance moves that so many still love. And remember his co-star Ola Ray? She just released a tribute song/video in honor of Jackson.
"Smooth Criminal": We are STILL trying to figure out how he did that lean in "Smooth Criminal."
What were some of your favorite Michael Jackson songs?
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