Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the 36th edition of my series of blog posts dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. Today we will be going back to the legend that is Michael Jackson with one of my all-time favourite songs that has only gotten better with age. I am of course talking about “In the Closet“.
Oh yeah this is my jam, this is the kind of song that when I hear it, I can’t help but get up and dance. In recent years it had definitely increased in the amount of times I’ve listened to it and I can safely that it is one of my favourite MJ songs ever.
Check out this awesome tune below:
Yes, oh yes! This is one of those songs that just gets you in the mood, the mood to get freaky. But more so than that, this song as a gorgeous sound, those beats, the singing, the lyrics, everything together just screams of awesomeness. It is unique and full of style, charisma and a lot of replay value. But make no mistake, this is probably MJ’s most sexually charged songs. The lyrical content is very promiscuous and the shouting and moaning only adds to the sexy nature of the song. The way I’ve perceived this song is it seems to be about the sexual tension/lust between and man and woman, and wanting to have sex, but not just casual sex, more like passionate love-making (like the way Chef from South Park describes love-making in his songs). It almost feels like this song is encouraging acts of sexual madness and if you let the music take over, I’m sure this song could end up being a song you make out to as well. Besides all that sexual stuff, “In The Closet” features great verses and the chorus, that just sends me into ecstasy yo. From the main beat to the sound of breaking glass to all of MJ’s trademark singing and shouting, this song has everything.
And there’s that music video, phew! Just have a look at it below yo:
After seeing this video I’m always like “Woah, steady on guys, it’s just a music video.” If the song doesn’t already make you hot under the collar, then this music video will. The song was sexual enough, but then with all of the imagery of MJ and model, Naomi Campbell together dancing, grinding and posing, it does make you feel like you’re watching the pre-show to a porn film a bit. If it wasn’t for MJ dancing dominantly throughout the video, this video would be a very different video altogether. But let’s talk about the video a bit. The sepia tone is nice and the style of filming and framing of certain shots is fabulous, I love the silhouette shots as well. And then there is MJ’s dancing. I am obsessed with MJ as a dancer, he has some of the best dance moves in the history of life, and in this video he struts some of his best stuff. MJ is kinetic, popping and locking, crotch-grabbing, the works and I love it. I normally watch the video just to see his dance moves. Oh and as you may know, there is a difference between the album version of the song and the music video version. I have mainly listened to this version because I’ve watched the video so many times, but I have to say that original is growing on me a bit more.
In conclusion “In The Closet” by Michael Jackson is just an incredible piece of music. The song is incredible and the music video on top of that just adds to the epicness. I used to hate this song when I was a kid because of the sexual themes, but these days that is one of the things I love about the song. If you’ve never experienced this song before, go check it out, it is definitely worth your time.
Well that’s another song review done, what do you think of my song choice today? Whatever your thoughts are leave me a comment below and be sure to come back next time for another song review yo!:D