Today marks what would have been the 60th birthday of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and in celebration of the special day, a new single featuring various classic songs by Jackson mashed up and remixed by acclaimed producer and DJ Mark Ronson has been released.
The track, “Diamonds Are Invincible,” is officially sanctioned by Jackson’s estate, and is available now as a digital single and via streaming services. You also can check out the song at Michael’s official YouTube channel.
Among the many Jackson tunes heard in “Diamonds Are Invincible”: “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “Billie Jean,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Human Nature,” “You Rock My World” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”
“It was such an amazing, awe-inspiring and insanely intimidating task to put this together, although you’d need hours and hours to fit all of Michael’s classic tunes into one track,” Ronson says of “Diamonds Are Invincible.” “I wanted this to feel like being on the dance floor at a sweaty, wild N.Y.C. club getting down to as much MJ as possible in five minutes.”
Mark adds that an extended version of the track will be “coming soon.”
As previously reported, Ronson will be the DJ tonight at the star-studded “Michael Jackson Diamond Birthday Celebration,” which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
In other news, a recently remastered, 3D version of the extended video for Michael Jackson’s song “Thriller” is being prepared to be shown in IMAX theaters, Bloody-Disgusting.com reports.
The video will initially be screened as part of a week-long engagement starting September 21, and will screen exclusively before the new Eli Roth-directed fantasy film The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
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