I don't remember this single actually having a picture sleeve. I do remember it being very popular among 16 year-olds at the weekly disco in a church hall that I'm happy to admit I would enjoy myself most times, even if very few of the records I owned at the time were ever played.
What is there not to love about this piece of magic?
mp3 : Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
This was scheduled to be featured a few weeks back, but ended up being replaced by Lori & The Chameleons...I didn't want anyone to accuse me of jumping on any bandwagon. As I said when I put up a very short posting on the day I heard about his death, Michael Jackson may have released a lot of songs that were appalling nonsense, but equally, there were bits of sheer genius, of which this was one of the first.
It was the lead-off single from the LP Off The Wall, and it climbed to #3 in the UK charts in October 1979, kept off the top spot by Buggles and The Police. Its a song that is considered a disco classic, but it did take its time to be a hit with us Brits, entering the charts at #29 on 22nd September, reaching its high spot four weeks later, and eventually dropping out of the Top 40 on 24th November.
Filled with a catchy guitars and bass, classy strings, funky brass and an amazing bit of falsetto vocal, there's an awful lot going on to grab your attention. But its the simple fact that this record just results in every listener getting off their backsides and doing whatever it is they pass off as a dance move that makes it so very very special and rather unique.