From The Vault: Michael Jackson – ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’

Published: Sunday 11th Aug 2019 by Joe

Exactly four decades ago, the world received one of its most cherished musical gifts. This week’s From The Vault celebrates Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’, the first single from his ‘Off The Wall’ album, which turned 40 this week.

Though MJ had released solo material before, ‘Enough’ and its parent album are widely considered his “debut” offerings, primarily because of the creative control he finally was able to enjoy during recording.

The track – like most of ‘Off The Wall’ – was written by Jackson who also co-produced  alongside music wonder Quincy Jones. It was there and then that the world would be introduced to their magic, as well as Michael’s legendary falsetto and classic vocal tics.

Commercially, ‘Don’t Stop’ was an instant success and was the artist’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 in seven years. It reached the top spot in several European countries and peaked at #3 in the UK.

Nick Saxton directed the track’s iconic visual which stunned the masses back in 1979 because of its high-end technology and the entertainer’s charismatic choreography.

It is often considered one of pop culture’s first “music videos” (in the contemporary sense) and remains oh so impactful.

Just like George Michael’s ‘I Want Your Sex’ in ’87 and Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ in ’03, this track was Michael Jackson’s breakout moment, one where he was able to express for the first time the immensity and entirety of his talent and artistry.

40 years on, it’s still crystal clear why this very track kick-started a whole new chapter for the man who went on to become (and still reigns as) the King of Pop.

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  1. Yeh sure August 11, 2019

    This guy slept in the same bed as little boys, why you posting stuff on him?

    • #Formulation August 11, 2019

      I can’t support this.
      Sad, but I just can’t

    • SMH August 11, 2019

      He did not, stop lying. Take that pedo sh*t to Elvis or Jerry Seinfeld’s website or something.

      • Lol August 11, 2019

        He admitted doing so in the martin bashir documentary about him. Words right out of his mouth.
        You’re defending him, and yet it’s something that’s on film lol.

    • The Truth August 11, 2019

      Y’all ALL deaf … he never said he slept in the bed WITH the children, he said he SHARED his bed with them while he slept on the floor. You idiots love to vilify Michael and it NEVER works … he’s still THE MASTER OF ALL ARTISTS.

      Nice try, degenerates!

      • Lol August 12, 2019

        Are you dumb?
        Asked if they ever shared a bed, he replied: “No. But I have slept in a bed with many children.”

      • The Truth August 13, 2019

        To this “Lol” person — here’s MY proof of what Michael said (something you clearly don’t want to recall because it alters your fantasy) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJaWSdKKvGU

        Enjoy, BISH!!!

  2. Fancy BISH August 11, 2019

    ICONIC. Michael Jackson’s artistry is one of the most giving in music history! If you’re a new artist and have talent but not a clue about what to do, take a little of Michael’s blueprint and eat your first REAL MEAL hunnie…Michael still feeding these artists to this very day! 🥘 And HELL to the NAW will you ever diminish the legacy of the TRUE artist and talent that is Michael Joseph Jackson! Not on my watch! I just read an article about couples banning his music from their weddings…Michael don’t want his music played at ya’ll stank asss weddings! Worry about washing your fishy cooochiie for your broke asss groom for ya’ll uneventful honeymoon and future divorce and keep it moving! 🕴🏻🤣

    • Shayla Queen August 11, 2019

      💯

  3. ??? August 11, 2019

    lmaooooo why are yall mentioning that flopped roach in a post about the king of pop? dont be connecting any thieving flops to the king lmfaoooooo

  4. olusheyi banjo August 11, 2019

    It will forever be a classic no matter what the haters say

  5. Clarkson August 11, 2019

    All this time, he was touching little boys.

    • ERIC August 12, 2019

      The facts say otherwise. All Michael was was a son, a brother, a father and forever a LEGEND!! His legacy will stand strong and endure through the lies being told. MJ fans unite!!

    • Nakiyah Laney August 12, 2019

      Yeah not really thats what your sick ass does Clarkson

    • Kenny August 12, 2019

      You mad he didn’t touch you

  6. Nakiyah Laney August 12, 2019

    Yass

  7. The African With The Mouth August 12, 2019

    King!

  8. Kenny August 12, 2019

    You mad he didn’t touch you

  9. Dawn August 12, 2019

    Awesome talent!!

  10. Kathie Jones August 13, 2019

    MICHAEL JACKSON IS A BIG PART OF MUSIC HISTORY AND THAT WILL NEVER EVER CHANGE THE HATRERS JUST HAVE TO GET OVER IT‼️‼️

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