Finally, things pick up on track 8 of Goin' Places. The Jacksons second LP away from Motown. I take this as a foreboding of things to come! As he starts getting into the realm of hiccups and gushes. Putting his vocals under the microscope.
Due to the confusion on "Destiny's" album credits, many have mistakenly identified M. Jackson as the Michael Jackson. But on the contrary, this fella(also called Michael Jackson) was a late 70's Pop icon in Britain who gave "The Jackson's" the honors on becoming the first to record a rendition to his hit(listen on it Here). Thus, all credit goes to him as the inventor and writer. Yet, "Michael Jackson & The Jackson's" are still best known by this song.
Mike Jackson had this to say about his belated friend...
"The first time was in a lift in the Montcalm Hotel in London and we just said hi," Mick recalls. "Later, at the Top Of The Pops TV show in London, he asked me to sell him my jump suit I was wearing for the show and I declined... MJ was performing Destiny with his brothers."
Lyrics Hee, hee, hee, hee
My baby’s always dancin’ and it wouldn’t be a bad thing But I don’t get no lovin’ and that’s no lie We spent the night…
One of my favorites of The Jacksons. Folks, we have now reached "Destiny's" climax! When Disco fever was at it's peak!
The Jacksons wanted to debut this off the album. However, Epic persuaded them to release Blame It On The Boogie. "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground" is certified by The RIAA for selling over 2,000,000 copies(note: these figures are much higher since his tragic passing on June 25th, 2009).
Lyrics I don't know whats going happen to you baby But I do know that I want you You walk around this town with your head all up in the sky And I do know that I want you Let's dance, let's shout Shake you body down to the ground Shake you body down to the ground You tease me with your loving to play hard to get Cause you do know that I love it You walk around this town with your head all up in the sky And I do know that I want you Let's dance, let's shout [ Michael Jackson Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ] Shake you body down to the ground Sh…
Coming off The Jacksons eponymous album (Destiny) is a moral tune against the materialistic lifestyle(valuing things over people).
Seems like Michael sure has good perspective on the material world. Today he is considered the most generous celebrity in the music industry! And he is not broke(as the media sensationally loves to claim). But rather has a mound full of valuable assets he can't sell in a bad economy.
Now back on topic. This tittle track crisscrosses between two platforms of Rock and Ballad. On a little bit of Soul and R&B.