Virtually every song Michael Jackson ever sang became an instant hit, especially the dance tunes. His voice is so recognizable, that guest hearing any one of dozens of his songs, will instantly be able to sing along with the band.
The combination of Michael’s voice and Quincy Jones’ brilliant arranging and producing was a magical pairing. The two made three iconic recordings together, including Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad.
Lyrics are rarely important in “dance” songs, and Rock With You is no exception.
Girl, close your eyes, let that rhythm get into you
Don’t try to fight it, there ain’t nothing that you can do
Relax your mind, lay back and groove with mine
You gotta feel that heat, and we can ride the boogie
Share that beat of love.
The lyrics are pleasant, but I hardly poetic. “MJ” and “Q” shared such a unique musical passion that Michael could’ve sung the phonebook and made it sound amazing.
Let me know what you think.