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Bad 25 ∥ Liberian Girl

"People underestimated how radical that was; nobody else was writing songs about African women as beautiful in 1987, 88 ... he was the biggest pop star in the world, who "made himself look white", and yet he's very engaged with beauty and idea of Africa as a site of beauty. It just speaks to the fact that Michael had a very strong African consciousness; he went to Africa a lot, he was very engaged with the continent."

MJ Song Categories: Solo Artist Edition

Songs containing an inspirational or powerful message (political or otherwise):

  • Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Jam
  • Heal The World
  • Will You Be There
  • Black or White
  • Keep The Faith
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • Money
  • Shout
  • Why You Wanna Trip On Me
  • Heal The World
  • Cry
  • What More Can I Give
  • We’ve Had Enough
  • Earth Song
  • On The Line

Songs about children:

  • Heal The World
  • Do You Know Where Your Children Are
  • The Lost Children
  • Little Susie
  • Speechless (according to MJ himself)

Song about his own children:

  • You Are My Life

Songs about women:

  • She’s Out Of My Life
  • Rock With You
  • Girlfriend
  • Human Nature
  • Carousel
  • Nite Line
  • Loving You
  • It’s The Falling In Love
  • Workin’ Day And Night
  • Baby Be Mine
  • The Girl Is Mine
  • Got The Hots
  • Hot Street
  • P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • The Lady In My Life
  • Billie Jean
  • Behind The Mask
  • Liberian Girl
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Dirty Diana
  • Fly Away
  • Streetwalker
  • Chicago
  • Remember The Time
  • She Drives Me Wild
  • Dangerous
  • If You Don’t Love Me
  • Can’t Let Her Get Away
  • Who Is It
  • In The Closet
  • Work That Body
  • She Got It
  • Serious Effect
  • Give In To Me
  • Just Good Friends
  • I’m So Blue
  • Fall Again
  • Beautiful Girl
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Blood On The Dance Floor
  • Invincible
  • Heartbreaker
  • Break Of Dawn
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • One More Chance
  • Blue Gangsta
  • Butterflies
  • (I Like) The Way You Love Me
  • Whatever Happens
  • Don’t Walk Away
  • Slave To The Rhythm
  • You Rock My World
  • Superfly Sister

Songs stemming from his own personal experiences:

  • Billie Jean
  • Leave Me Alone
  • Speed Demon
  • Man In The Mirror
  • Price Of Fame
  • Why You Wanna Trip On Me
  • Will You Be There
  • Scream
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • Morphine
  • Childhood
  • In The Back
  • D.S.
  • Stranger In Moscow
  • Xscape
  • Tabloid Junkie
  • This Time Around
  • Privacy

Songs about sex (or that could be interpreted as being about sex):

  • The Lady In My Life
  • Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough
  • Rock With You
  • Girlfriend
  • In The Closet
  • Superfly Sister
  • Nite Line
  • Got The Hots
  • Monkey Business
  • Break Of Dawn
  • 2000 Watts

Songs he covered that were made by other artists:

  • Come Together
  • Smile

Songs about violence, gang activity, war, etc.:

  • Beat It
  • Bad
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Al Capone
  • Little Susie
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • We’ve Had Enough
  • Earth Song
  • Why You Wanna Trip On Me
  • Shout

Songs with a supernatural theme:

  • Thriller
  • Threatened
  • Ghosts
  • Is It Scary
  • A Place With No Name

Songs about dancing/having a good time:

  • Rock With You
  • Burn This Disco Out
  • Off The Wall
  • Get On The Floor
  • Hot Street

Songs that incorporate elements of Rock:

  • Beat It
  • Dirty Diana
  • Morphine
  • Give In To Me
  • P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • D.S.
  • (I Can’t Make It) Another Day
  • Black or White

Songs about some form of loss:

  • She’s Out Of My Life
  • Don’t Walk Away
  • Carousel
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Do You Know Where Your Children Are
  • The Lost Children
  • Little Susie
  • Earth Song
  • Carousel
  • Smooth Criminal
  • We’ve Had Enough

Songs about overcoming something:

  • Jam
  • Unbreakable
  • This Time Around
  • Keep The Faith
  • On The Line
  • Hold My Hand

Songs about Love (ALL forms):

  • Rock With You
  • Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough
  • I Can’t Help It
  • It’s The Falling In Love
  • Love Never Felt So Good
  • Baby Be Mine
  • The Girl Is Mine
  • The Lady In My Life
  • Human Nature
  • P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • Streetwalker
  • Fly Away
  • I’m So Blue
  • Liberian Girl
  • I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • Just Good Friends
  • Got The Hots
  • In The Closet
  • Remember The Time
  • If You Don’t Love Me
  • Someone Put Your Hand Out
  • Heal The World
  • Another Part Of Me
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Butterflies
  • Break Of Dawn
  • Loving You
  • You Rock My World
  • Fall Again
  • Beautiful Girl
  • Hold My Hand
  • Don’t Walk Away
  • One More Chance
  • Speechless
  • You Are My Life
  • (I Can’t Make It) Another Day
  • (I Like) The Way You Love Me
  • Best Of Joy

Songs about Injustice:

  • Scream
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • We’ve Had Enough
  • Tabloid Junkie
  • Shout
  • Why You Wanna Trip On Me

Songs about pain (ALL forms):

  • She’s Out Of My Life
  • It’s The Falling In Love
  • Billie Jean
  • Dirty Diana
  • Leave Me Alone
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Why You Wanna Trip On Me
  • Who Is It
  • Gone Too Soon
  • Give In To Me
  • Price Of Fame
  • I’m So Blue
  • Dangerous
  • Slave To The Rhythm
  • They Don’t Care About Us
  • Childhood
  • Behind The Mask
  • You Are Not Alone
  • Stranger In Moscow
  • Morphine
  • Don’t Walk Away
  • Do You Know Where Your Children Are
  • We’ve Had Enough
  • Scream
  • Carousel

Songs exploring paranoia:

  • Thriller
  • Billie Jean
  • Dirty Diana
  • Speed Demon
  • Price Of Fame
  • Al Capone
  • Do You Know Where Your Children Are
  • Smooth Criminal
  • Dangerous
  • Who Is It
  • Morphine
  • Blood On The Dance Floor
  • Xscape
  • Threatened
  • A Place With No Name
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MUSIC: ‘Liberian Girl’ - Michel Jackson