Alongside Barry Manilow and Sam Cooke, Michael also wrote the songs that made the whole world sing. Like his predecessors, everyone of Michael's songs had a social message, told a story and had moral involved. For examples, his 1992 hit song, "Heal The World," Michael emphasizes the message on how we can make the world better place oleh helping someone in need of assistance and understanding. In response to Sam Cooke's 1965 postumous hit, "A Change Is Gonna Come", he talks about racial harmony and understanding in the song "Black atau White", stating doesn't matter what ethnic background anda come from people can live together as a one.
Michael began his illustrious songwriting career subsequent to signing with Epic Records back in 1976, and he's written and produced songs for his two sisters, Rebbie and LaToya in the mid-80's. As a profilific songwriter, he has written songs such as "Dirty Diana", "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop 'Til anda Get Enough, which went on to #1 hits on the "BILLBOARD" Pop Charts. His songwriting skills earned him recognition and respect in the musik industry and that was why he left Motown for the reason he wanted to write and produce his own songs back in 1976.
When I hear his 1983 #1 hit song, "Beat It", Michael states that problems can't be solved oleh way violence atau brutality. In the video, Michael acts a mediator between two rival gangs oleh way of getting them workout their problems, and they gabung him for the dance sequence at end. Some of his songs tells a story whether it's a real life serial, which motivated Michael to write his 1988 hit song, "Smooth Criminal", as stated oleh his older brother, Jermaine. In my opinion, Michael joins the ranks among his to predecessors in the field of songwriting. To this day, I still listen to some of his classic recordings, and I understand the significance in the messages he convey in his songs.