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’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Michael Jackson Songs’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Michael Jackson Songs’

A very entertaining and energy-filled conversation broke out in the breakroom at lunch the other day.  And it all started with a cell phone ring tone…

One of the girl’s eating with us got a call and our ears were filled with Michael Jackson while her phone rang.  The conversation among the rest of us quickly turned to MJ and soon after the question was asked, ‘What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?’

Well, there were seven of us in there, and six different songs were named as favorites.  But we all left the conversation with the conclusion that everyone has a favorite tune by Michael.

So, without further ado, here are my ‘Top Ten Michael Jackson Songs’.

Honorable Mention:  Say Say Say, Remember The Time, This Is It, Bad, Black or White, Working Day & Night, You Are Not Alone, Off The Wall, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, and Man In The Mirror.

10 – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough

9 – Will You Be There

8 – Thriller

7 – Billie Jean

6 – The Way You Make Me Feel

5 – Another Part Of Me

4 – Dirty Diana

3 – Pretty Young Thing

2 – Beat It

1 – Smooth Criminal

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WOW!!!  Great stuff from an iconic performer!

Next week, it is back to baseball…  I promise!

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Actors’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Actors’

It’s Sunday night, so that means we’re ready for another installment of ’30-YOC’s Top Ten’.

Tonight I am going to present you with my top ten actors list.  And while this list may be highly debatable by some, I have to believe that your preference for the style of entertainment that you like will dictate that actors that appeal to you.

With that being said, you won’t find Robert DeNiro or Jack Nicholson on my list.  No Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell either…

Ok, Let’s get this started!!!

Honorable Mention:  Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, Forrest Whitaker, Robert Duval, and John Travolta.

10.  Tom Hanks – Completed the cycle of comedic actor to dramatic actor better than anyone I have ever seen.  I just wish that he would work more…

9.  Leonardo DiCaprio – Probably the biggest box office draw of our generation.  Leo is solid as a lead actor, and performs each role brilliantly.  I would love to see him take on smaller, more minor roles.  Teaming him up with other top-notch talent would earn him even more praise.

8.  Keifer Sutherland – Known primarily for his role on 24, Sutherland was phenomenal as Jack Bauer.  On film, he is just as good – and he plays one hell of a bad guy!!

7.  Ben Stiller – The only truly comedic actor I care for.  And while some of his roles are questionable, Stiller is very funny.  But please, no more Focker sequels.

6.  Samuel L. Jackson – An absolute scene stealer.  I would guess that Jackson has one memorable scene in every movie he has been in – even the bad ones.  It’s very hard not to pay attention to him when he is on the screen.

5.  Christian Bale – Probably the most talented guy in the industry today.  Bale gets into his character like no other actor around.  And the roles are edgy – and pulled off to perfection each time.

4.  Ed Norton – So good.  If Norton stuck to dramatic and suspenseful roles, his star would elevate to the next level.  His timing is solid – now he needs to work on script selection.

3.  Mark Wahlberg – Wow, I really enjoy almost every film he has done – and I have seen them all.  Wahlberg has become an A-List actor over the last decade, and he continues to get better.  It’s just a matter of time before he is holding an Oscar.

2.  Denzel Washington – Simply superb.  Denzel never does anything poorly – even his bad films.  His ability to dominate the screen is unparalleled by any of his peers. Every role he tackles is convincing.

1.  Kevin Bacon – My favorite.  I just wish that he would work more often.  Bacon is such a talented guy; I cannot say that I have ever seen him in a bad movie.  And his ability to pull off all roles is excellent – while my preference is for him to be in dark films where he can play a ‘bad’ guy!

And there it is!!!! 

Give me your thoughts.  And let me knows who cracks your list.

Oh, and next week we’re talking college football as I offer up my ‘Top Ten Canes’ of All-time.  This one will be ‘All About The U’!!!

Thank you.

Ken Griffey Jr. Honors Michael Jackson

Always a class act, I wanted to pass along this story about Ken Griffey Jr.  Enjoy!!!

From Yahoo Sports – July 8, 2009 – Written by David Brown

As Mariners slugger Ken Griffey Jr.(notes)strolled to the plate for his first at-bat Tuesday night, the sound system at Safeco Field grooved to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

Griffey’s apparent tribute to the King of Pop, who was memorialized Tuesday, extended beyond the sonic. Close inspection of Griff Jr.’s grip on the bat showed a bare left hand and a white batting glove worn on his right.

Griffey usually wears dark blue gloves on both hands.

From Jim Moore in SeattlePI.com:

Before Tuesday night’s game at Safeco Field, Ken Griffey Jr. said he was going to honor Michael Jackson by wearing one white batting glove in his first at-bat, and I thought he was kidding.

“Man, you’re gullible,” Griffey said.

Tricky. Griffey’s tribute turned out to be earnest and effective. He drew a walk but — sorry — he didn’t moonwalk to first base (VIDEO). If he had, Griffey would have been the first big leaguer since Jimmy Piersall in 1963 to go backward ’round the bases.

In his subsequent at-bats, Griffey reverted to his usual two-gloved stance. He finished 1-for-2. No one wants to be defeated, but Griffey’s M’s were, 12-4, by the Orioles.

After the jump, check out a close-up of Griffey’s tribute and an old-school shot of Jackson with everyone’s Mommy and Daddy from the ’80s.

Griffey struck an accurate pose — MJ also wore his sequined glove on the right hand while going au naturel on the left.

Griffey was barely in his teens when Jackson, at his zenith of popularity, visited the White House in 1984.