Michael Jackson’s Most Popular Track Revealed
It’s not what you think...
Michael Jackson’s most popular track wasn’t ‘Billie Jean’ or ‘Beat It’. According to statistics revealed by Billboard magazine, it was ‘Say Say Say’, his 1983 duet with Paul McCartney.
The collaboration topped the US chart for six weeks in December 1983. It wasn’t Jackson’s longest stint at number one, but the staying power of ‘Say Say Say’ led to it being named his most popular track of all time. The song spent more weeks in the top 10 and top 20 than ‘Billie Jean’, which ranked number two.
Jackson and McCartney had earlier duetted on ‘The Girl Is Mine’, which ranked number 10 on Billboard’s countdown. Other classic tracks in the top 10 included ‘Rock With You’, ‘Man In The Mirror’ and the Jackson 5 hit ‘I’ll Be There’.
Billboard has revealed the statistics ahead of the first anniversary of Jackson’s death on 25th June.
There are no official plans by the Jackson family to mark the date, but fans are expected to congregate in Michael’s hometown of Gary, Indiana.
Father Joe Jackson, meanwhile, is reportedly planning to file a wrongful death suit before 25th June against AEG, the owners of the O2 Arena where Michael’s concerts were due to take place. He is expected to claim that AEG didn’t make adequate arranges for his son’s medical care during the lead-up to the 50 dates.