Rightfully so, the legendary King of Pop–who never had trouble selling records when they were originally released (and years on, quite frankly)–is dominating digital music sales today, namely Thriller, Number Ones, Bad, and Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection.
For a man whose music never saw the tastes of a la carte buying and the degeneration of the “concept album” bought as a whole, the fans are flocking to iTunes to scoop up what’s most important: his collective catalog of tunes.
Some of the numbers, to boot: 7 out of the top 10 albums on iTunes today belonged to Jackson, including the aforementioned, as well as Off the Wall, The Essential Michael Jackson, and Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition).
For singles, “Thriller”, “Man in the Mirror”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” were listed in iTunes top 10 singles (followed behind in 12th and 13th spots, respectively, “Billie Jean” and “Black or White”…as well as everything else, for that matter!); for his childhood work with the beyond thrilling Jackson Five, many of those tunes are sitting pretty in the top 50–including “I Want You Back” and “ABC”.
At least we know that NYC and Boston weren’t the only locales blasting the Michael Jackson from every window last eve; now, all those iPod earbuds will be blasting, too.