Analysis Of Michael Jackson 's ' Man On The Mirror '

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Independent Study Unit
ISU Task 1 – Research & Literary Analysis The song "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson reflects his views on social issues and encourages social change. Born in 1958 in Gary, Indiana, at a young age, Michael Jackson became the lead singer of the popular group, the Jackson 5. He went on to a solo career with extraordinary success. The “King of Pop” with ought a question reached the pinnacle of success when he delivered the best-selling album in history. Michael had two awfully short marriages which lead him to have 3 children who were usually hid from the public eye. Unfortunately, in the 1990’s the downfall of being a famous legend had caught up with Michael. His physical appearance began to change significantly, and his behavior grew extremely bizarre, making him a perfect target for the media. Sadly, on 25 June 2009, Jackson suffered cardiac arrest in his Los Angeles home and passed away. The genre of this hit song is a mix between pop and soul. The song exhibits characteristics of pop because of its musical properties, such as being catchy, short, simple and melodic. This songs also touches base on soul music because soul songs are often loaded with passion and focus on what’s absolutely needed to be said. They generally have a deeper meaning that is just aching to get out, which this song clearly has, with no doubt. The exceptional songwriter behind the song is Siedah Garret. She always had a great passion towards Jackson’s music,…
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