September 18, 2009

Old School Friday: Michael Jackson (Smooth Criminal)

This blog supports weekly meme known as Old School Friday. We use this opportunity to reach back into our musical memories for songs from the last millennium ... old school songs. This week the theme is CRIMINAL RECORDS.

The first song that came to mind for me is a Michael Jackson tune called 'Smooth Criminal'. Here is the music video and a live performance. Michael Jackson was a true musical visionary with talent beyond comprehension. Let me know which visual version of the song you enjoyed the most!


Music Video Version




Live Performance


6 comments:

PPR_Scribe said...

MJ's "Smooth Criminal" was my first thought as well, so I appropriated it for my title! I'll tell you the truth--I stayed away from both visual versions. I have been trying to get back to enjoying music as an auditory medium. But this song is probably perfect for that medium, the way that it tells a story so well--like a movie. Lot's of MJ's music was like that, come to think of it.

Happy OSF!

Keith said...

Man, I have to admit I hadn't even thought about that. I was thinking strictly literal on this one - and there's plenty material believe me. But this was a great choice, and one of my favorite MJ songs for sure.

CCGroovy!!! said...

PERFECT PICK, My Brotha!!!

HAPPY OSF!!!

Regina said...

I knew that MJ's Smooth Criminal would appear for this theme! This is the second blog that featured that song!
Great pick!

SjP said...

I'm with Keith,I went literal too. Smooth Criminal is one of my all time favorite MJ videos.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Villager said...

All - Thank you for taking time to share your comment. I'm just returning from a weekend away from my 'puter. In catch-up mode right now...