The Hero's parents sent me a text message yesterday afternoon. It said Michael Jackson had been rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest. I immediately felt sick to my stomach. I checked a few websites before I clicked over to TMZ. The headline read...
Like everyone else, I was stunned. I grew up listening to Michael. His videos were in constant rotation on MTV. He could sing. He could dance. He could put on a show like no other. He was one of a kind. As a fan, I will miss his presence in today's Pop Culture. It's a shame he couldn't have the comeback he so deserved.
Lyrics from my favorite Michael Jackson song...
Hey pretty baby with the high heels on
You give me fever like I've never, ever known
You're just a product of loveliness
I like the groove of your walk, your talk, your dress
I feel your fever from miles around
I'll pick you up in my car and we'll paint the town
Just kiss me baby and tell me twice
That you're the one for me
The way you make me feel
You really turn me on
You knock me off of my feet
My lonely days are gone
What's your favorite Michael song?
"The world has lost one of the greats, but his music will live on forever." -- Madonna
"We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music, but of all music." -- Justin Timberlake
"His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones." -- Paul McCartney
"I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other. The purest most giving love I've ever known." -- Elizabeth Taylor
"He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever." -- Quincy Jones
"He was one of the most gifted and original talents the world has ever known. He inspired a generation of young people and amazed the rest of the world. There has never been anyone like him. There will never be another Michael Jackson. I can't wrap my mind around this terrible news." -- Barry Manilow
"A predicted ending by him, by loved ones and by me, but what I didn't predict was how much it was going to hurt when it finally happened. I desperately hope that he can be relieved from his pain, pressure and turmoil now. The world is in shock, but somehow he knew exactly how his fate would be played out some day more than anyone else knew, and he was right." -- Lisa Marie Presley