Something in the nature of a 'live blog'...
Update: 'Man in the mirror' was the higest Jackson singles chart track at Number 11. La Roux was Number One.
Just listening to the Chart Show. (Which in itself is taking me back to my teenage years) They've already had the following in the run down: 'Earth Song', 'Beat it', 'Smooth Criminal', 'Billie Jean', 'Man in the mirror' and 'Thriller'. Shame that, I was expecting and hoping that Thriller would be Number One. Ho hum.
So what do we have left? 'Bad', 'Don't stop 'til you get enough', 'Black or White' or a load of dark horses. 'ABC' anyone? 'Rockin' Robin'? My money would be on 'Black or White' to be number one. And deservedly so.
The 'Number Ones' album is at number one in the album charts.
If another Jackson track is listed in the singles Top Forty, he will equal Elvis' record of having the most tracks in one chart (seven). Another two and he's broken the record.
It's all a fine tribute to to the man who, when all's said and done, was one hell of a musician and performer. (But we should still spare a thought for Jarvis Cocker ).
Michael Jackson 1958-2009 RIP