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Michael Jackson – Off The Wall; Off The Wall

Producer: Quincy Jones

Writer: Rod Temperton

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Esperanza Spalding – I Can’t Help It; Radio Music Society

Originally recorded by Michael Jackson, written by Stevie Wonder.

Came across this dope live version on YouTube, as well.


Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It; Off The Wall

Co-written by Stevie Wonder.


Michael Jackson – Off The Wall; Off The Wall

Producer: Quincy Jones

Writer: Rod Temperton

Perfect song for a sunny Friday.


Michael or Marvin…

Michael Jackson – I Wanna Be Where You Are; Got To Be There

Written by Arthur Ross and Leon Ware, this joint, originally recorded by a 14-year-old Michael, was covered by many, including Marvin Gaye and Willie Hutch.¬†Between Michael and Marvin, it’s tough to say who had the better version — each had their own twist on the song — but I love the instrumentation (especially the strings and horns) on Marvin’s, and have had it in heavy rotation over the last 24 hours or so.

Marvin Gaye – I Wanna Be Where You Are; I Want You

The Willie Hutch is slick, too.


Never has this song come on and not improved the state of my day. That’s called an incredible record.

Michael Jackson – Rock With You; Off The Wall

Producer: Quincy Jones