Sources: The Daily Dot – By Jam Kotenko| All Things Michael
Today marks the sixth year the world had to endure without the awesomeness ofMichael Jackson. Arguably the biggest and best pop artist who ever lived, Jackson dedicated more than 40 years of his life to his craft, all that time gifting his fans with awe-inspiring dance moves and a sizable collection of hit songs.
Say what you will about him; Jackson will always be remembered as the King of Pop, and as of this writing, no one has come close to taking the title. To commemorate this talented genius, we’ve rounded up the best Michael Jackson covers performed by some of the musicians he has inspired in some way or another.
1) “ABC” by Cimorelli
Given that this band comprises siblings, just like the Jackson 5, it seems pretty perfect that they chose to do an a cappella cover of a song that features a young Michael Jackson.
2) and 3) “Beat It” by Pomplamoose and One O’Clock Trio
“Beat It” is the bees’ knees. It’s one of Jackson’s coolest and most memorable songs, and one that is pretty hard to duplicate. Which is why we appreciate the originality in Pomplamoose’s rendition of the opus:
Another equally captivating take on the song is by One O’Clock Trio, who gave it a beautiful bossa nova spin.
4) and 5) “Billie Jean” by the Civil Wars and Sungha Jung
Even though the two-man group that once raked in a bunch of awards for being the best duo from 2011 to 2014 is now no more, this live rendition of another popular Jackson track reminds us of their combined talent.
This is one of Jackson’s most covered songs, so of course we’ve got another awesome one for you, this one by guitar wizard Sungha Jung.
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