Remembering Michael Jackson One Year Later

Brittny Drye
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michael jacksonTomorrow, June 25, will mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death.

Wow, has it been a year already? It feels like only yesterday that I was scouring the Internet to get confirmation (praying that it was just a rumor) that the singer had died before publishing my own post.

Even from beyond the grave, the singer has managed to break records, posthumously earning almost $800 million. At the time of his death, he was at the brink of financial ruin, and was known more for his scandals than for his music. But, as his life faded away, so did his controversies, and we're left with the memories of his undeniable talent.

Our children, who had probably only heard his name and "sorta knew of" songs like "Thriller," are now doing the arm-flinging zombie dance in the living room and DJs everywhere are spinning "Smooth Criminal" and "Rock With You" on a regular basis as if it were the 1980s all over again.

It's all very bittersweet, and while fans still mourn him, we can all appreciate the fact that his music still, and will always, live on.

What your fondest memory of Michael's Jackson's music? Learning the "Thriller" dance? Imitating his moonwalk?

 

Image via MichaelJackson.com

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