New Video: Michael Jackson – ‘Hollywood Tonight’

Published: Thursday 10th Mar 2011 by Sam

The video for ‘Hollywood Tonight’ – the 2nd single to be released from Michael Jackson‘s posthumous ‘Michael’ LP – surfaced moments ago.

Have those in charge of the late, great King of Pop’s estate done him justice with this one? Find out after the jump…

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While obviously lacking the creative edge of an MJ-stamped product (for reasons we’re all too aware of), this was most certainly a solid effort. A major part of Michael’s legacy was his visual story-telling, hence it was great to see the relaying of some form of narrative, as opposed to yet another montage or clip filled with solemn images. If MJ’s legacy is to live on in the way his fans (and business administrators) hope it does, then serving up material like this (uptempo, not sad or down-trodden) is definitely a step in the right direction. Great song, good video.

Tidbit: Liking the ‘video mix’ of the track too.

Randomness: The clip’s director Wayne Isham also directed the video for Michael’s 1995 hit ‘You Are Not Alone’. Interestingly, Isham filmed much of the ‘Hollywood’ video at the very same location as the ‘You Are Not Alone’ clip – Pantages Theater.

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  1. DANI March 10, 2011

    not my favor it!! but loved it dope

  2. LSZ March 10, 2011

    I thought MJ’s label was done promoting this failed album, nice video nonetheless…

  3. TheRealBabyDre March 10, 2011

    What’s the point O_o … He died !

  4. TWITTER.COM/XTINASDISCIPLE March 10, 2011

    WHEN MJ GONNA START PROMO ?

    #Oop WAIT HE’S DEAD, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY THIS ALBUM SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN RELEASED, LET THE POOR MAN R.I GOD DAMN P.

  5. Tha_Truth March 10, 2011

    That is NOT his voice on that song, I care not what anyone has to say about it…That is all… =(

  6. Nana March 10, 2011

    @ that_truth u are crazy! This is 100% Mj. Anyway this is my favourite song of the album. I love the video too.

  7. Girl March 10, 2011

    ”$ony Kills”- MJ 2003 ”They want my catalog and they will kill me for it”.- MJ 2005

    ”I”m afraid someone is going to kill me” – MJ saying to his mom and kids just few months before he died.

    FU $ony!

  8. liam March 10, 2011

    this is my favourite song love the video

  9. NellieO231 March 10, 2011

    Whoever mixed the song for the video did a lousy job. The original on the album is MUCH better. The Billie Jean beat at the beginning and the excessive use of Michale Jacksonesque hiccups sounds phony and Jackson’s voice is submerged in all of the excess.

  10. Jamaican Cutie March 10, 2011

    @TWITTER.COM/XTINASDISCIPLE ur comment is funny as hell!!!!! lolol lmaooo

  11. gdhg March 10, 2011

    😛 😛 😛 I love this , i lov e my b oyfriend, he is a nice guy !.

    i met him via —– Bla c k’w h it e’F li rts. C” 0- M—-

    The most successful interra cial da t ing c lub. If you are still waiting for your sweet “milk” or “chocolate”, don’t hesitate to check it !! Don’t let your babies wait too long for you !!

  12. DUNKFAN March 10, 2011

    Going platinum global 17x isn’t a failed album.

  13. Moi March 10, 2011

    This is MJ singing, you guys. There are only three controversial songs on the Michael LP — that would be Monster, Breaking News, and Keep Your Head Up (or whatever the hell it’s called now). Those are the 3 Cascio songs that sound nothing like the MJ on, say, Best of Joy (recorded in 2008/2009) or Hold My Hand (recorded in 2007).

    ANYWAY. The album version of Hollywood Tonight is so insanely auto-tuned, that this more raw version of MJ’s demo vocals is a breath of fresh air! He sounds a little congested or something, though. XD He very well may have been — this recording wasn’t meant to be a final product whatsoever. But hey, at least he now sounds human. Oy vey.

    But why would they remix this with Billie jean? Ugh. Anyone saying that they prefer this new remix over the album cut of Hollywood Tonight only enjoys the remix because . . . it’s Billie Jean you like, guys! LOL.

  14. Mona March 10, 2011

    I actually like this.

  15. PLAIN & SIMPLE March 10, 2011

    This dosen’t even sound like Michael. Sony is trying to make money off a dead man

  16. B4REAL2 March 10, 2011

    Love it!!!

  17. melektrik March 10, 2011

    I didn’t like the stripclub to be included in the video… That doesn’t sound like something MJ would do!

  18. Shelitha March 10, 2011

    LOVE IT!! The point is that Michael is a legend in his own right! There will NEVER be another like him and to continue to honor him and his music (legacy) is the right thing to do! Furthermore, for those of us who are fans of his, this is a way that we can stay connected!!! That’s the POINT!!!

  19. Mathew March 10, 2011

    Im sooo sick of u dumb c**** saying thats not MJ singing! It has been proven its him already so face it. a lot of u must not own invincible if u think its not MJ singing.

  20. Tru March 10, 2011

    That Does Not Sound Like Michael
    Sounds like an impersonator

  21. KaVion March 11, 2011

    I”m not supporting this album.
    Thriller
    Bad
    Dangerous

    “Michael” is not the real MIchael.

  22. dang March 11, 2011

    WHY DO THEY BOTHER WITH THE CLIPS?
    the song is MUCH better than the last one tho

  23. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛalexisR-ΑΛΕΞΙΣ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·ヅ March 11, 2011

    The vocals truly puzzle me but yeah it was a nice video.

  24. Joseph March 12, 2011

    thought this album was a flop,
    but went online, & found out it was # 1 world wide
    selling 3 million in the first week out.

    pretty good MJ, you sill got it.

  25. Frung March 12, 2011

    Wonderful clip. Could you please tell me the name of the dancer? She is fantastic! Tks.

  26. RASHYB March 15, 2011

    Not his voice.

  27. algie March 22, 2011

    we are one of this songs of micheal jackson

    but we will one the songs is

    we are the world

  28. algie March 22, 2011

    guyz ona lng
    qo nin.u kaii
    naa nah c maam

    qt,.,.,..,.,comment lnng anfg aqo wa

  29. algie March 22, 2011

    what is pocodot///////

  30. Shayna May 13, 2011

    The girl in the video reminds me a lot of myself. I <3 YOU MJ!

  31. Salma2056MJ July 18, 2011

    This’ MJ singin’ in “Hollywood Tonight” NO DOUBT….His charmin’ voice….his powerful performin’ and everythin’ UNLIKE the song of “Breaking News” and “Monster” they are totally fake ones! Sony faked his voice to sell the album out. They wanna do whatever to make money even “sell my soul to devil” as Michael said xD
    Michael is in rest but he’s still making history….LOVE U MJ FOREVER <3333

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