The Michael Jackson Music Experiment

SUMMARY: Playlist 3

Welcome to Playlist Three of The Michael Jackson Music Experiment.

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INPULSE – “The Way You Make Me Feel”
Look, ma, no instruments! Beatboxing and a cappella stylings warm up the latest installment of the Michael Jackson Music Experiment.

C+C MUSIC FACTORY – “Share That Beat of Love”
A line from Mr. Jackson’s “Rock With You” looped into the Clivillés and Cole hit machine produces soulful, disco-flavored magic.

KORN & AGGRO1 – “Y’all Want a Bad Single”
Metal’s namesake for the harvest-day grain tangles with Mr. Jackson on the mean streets of MySpace!

DAVID BENOIT – “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Cool and sophistication by the Grammy-nominated pianist and composer.

An0iNt3d – “They Don’t Care About Us”
Hip-hoppers for the Lord impart a vigorous affirmation of spirituality.

CRESCENDO – “She’s Out of My Life”
A sweet, harmonic interlude from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Headliners of 2009’s Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour deliver a fresh brand of punk-influenced rock.

VON YOUNG, aka SOULSTORM – “Human Nature”
The guitar-metal specialist takes a road less traveled on this cool and breezy detour.

(The Clivilles and Cole Radio Mix)
The architects of the C+C Music Factory add dance-floor delirium to this anthem of racial unity.

We glide into the horizon on vocals from Mr. Jackson’s big sister.

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Visual Art: Andy Warhol (Playlist 3)

On March 19, 1984, Time magazine featured on its cover an oil-on-silkscreen portrait of Mr. Jackson.

The portrait’s author: renowned American pop artist Andy Warhol.

Time subsequently donated the artwork to the Smithonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. The Gallery most recently displayed Mr. Jackson’s likeness in its exhibit A Brush with History, highlighting individuals “who have made significant contributions to the history and development of the United States.”

To learn more about Mr. Warhol, click here.

To read the March 19, 1984, Time feature on Mr. Jackson, click here.

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At the Boardwalk: “Beat It” by Pierce The Veil

Raw, sweaty and, oh, so much fun!

Pierce The Veil rips, rocks and rolls at the Boardwalk Club in Orangevale, CA, USA.

Though it is no longer downloadable on PTV’s MySpace page, you may listen to the band’s studio version of “Beat It” on our MySpace player above.

To learn more about Pierce The Veil, click here.

To learn more about the Boardwalk Club, visit their MySpace site.

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VISUAL ART: Zindy S.D. Nielsen (playlists 1 & 2)

She drew her first portrait at age 16.

The subject she selected: Michael Jackson.

Zindy S.D. Nielsen has since compiled an impressive body of work in pencil, charcoal, pastel and acrylic. Her artistry graces the Web page background and photo album of the Michael Jackson Music Experiment. To view Ms. Nielsen’s other paintings and drawings, please visit her online gallery.

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SUMMARY: Playlist 2, Holiday Edition

A big THANK YOU to the artists featured in Playlist 2!

To listen to any track, simply click on the name of the artist. Enjoy!

THE JACKSON 5 – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
You better watch out, you better not cry. We unwrap the holiday edition of The Michael Jackson Music Experiment with a lilting, doo-wopping notice of the big guy’s arrival.

LEDISI – “Give Love on Christmas Day”
A composition crafted for the Jackson 5 by the brain trust of Motown Records. This first of three helpings comes courtesy of this soulful chanteuse from New Orleans, USA.

FABIOGELO – “Heal the World”
Goodwill mixed with Southern-Italian hip-hop. Bellissimo.

THE JACKSON 5 – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
A Motown greeting card wishing you and yours a joyous yuletide.

R. KELLY – “Cry”
The composer of the international smash “I Believe I Can Fly” lends his songwriting talent to this cut from Invincible.

TUCK ANDRESS – “Man in the Mirror”
One half of the duet Tuck and Patti offers a relaxing turn on acoustic guitar.

THE JACKSON 5 – “Up on the Housetop”
What’s that funky hoofing coming from the roof? No, it’s not reindeer. It’s the Jackson 5 serving up Christmas Motown style!

CHARLES “FATS” PICHON – “Give Love on Christmas Day”
We revisit the flavor of the Big Easy with a stripped-down interlude from this emerging jazzman. (note: though this track is currently unavailable, you may visit Mr. Pichon’s MySpace site and enjoy his other musical offerings! Just click on his name!)

JOHNNY GILL – “Give Love on Christmas Day”
The rich voice of the New Edition alumnus graces the final helping of the Jackson 5 original.

The legendary tenor leads an all-star cast on this rapturous, live concert finale.

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Live From Modena: “We Are the World” – Luciano Pavarotti & Friends

The accompanying video to the final track on Playlist Two.

Backed by a children’s choir and a full orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti and a host of music greats perform before a crowd of thousands at Modena, Italy’s Parco Novi Sad.

The funds raised by this concert benefited Guatemala and Kosovo through the War Child Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to advancing the cause of peace and assisting children affected by war.

To learn more about the War Child Foundation, please visit

To learn more about any of the artists in this video, click on a name below.

Alex Britti


Mariah Carey

Joe Cocker

Gloria Estefan

B.B. King

Ricky Martin

Gianni Morandi

Laura Pausini

Luciano Pavarotti

Lionel Richie

Renato Zero