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Michael Jackson

Smooth Criminal

24 Oct, 1988
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Jackson releases Smooth Criminal the seventh single from the Bad album. The song is¬†written, produced and sung by Jackson and originally inspired by a classic western. The song is about a gangster who breaks into a woman named Annie’s apartment and kills her right before she is smitten by his suave personality. Jackson wanted the dance moves for the music video to express the sadness and anger from the criminal activity.

I want the music to dictate the way we feel…it’s gotta dictate our emotions. We expressing the way everybody feels. We’re looking at what you always wanted to say to the world. Passion anger and fire.

Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson's Vision)