Unprecedented internet traffic, a heated media frenzy, and scampers for every shred of evidence among law enforcement agencies were only a tip of the many reactions that the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009, evoked across the world.


Even as drug abuse claims boomed from multiple quarters, tears flowed unperturbed among fans. Loyal stans wailed erratically as adroit lovers of his sound couldn’t come to terms with the fact that the ‘King of Pop’ for whom they showed much affection couldn’t evade death’s gloomy silhouette.

It’s exactly 11 years since after nature meted out such trauma on the global music industry and fans are, once again, drawing on nostalgia for a feel of Jackson’s revolutionary music style through the late singer’s works.

Here are seven hits from Michael Jackson that immortalized him in music.


‘Billie Jean’ — 1983

‘Thriller’ — 1982


‘Beat It’ — 1982

‘Heal The World’ — 1991


‘They Don’t Care About Us’ — 1995

‘Smooth Criminal’ — 1988


‘Man in the’ Mirror’ — 1988

‘You’re Not Alone’ — 1995

‘Black or White’ — 1991

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