|A||Rock With You vs. Off The Wall|
|EPC 8243, 8243||Michael Jackson||Rock With You (7", Single)||Epic, Epic||EPC 8243, 8243||Europe||1979|
|ES 400||Michael Jackson||Rock With You (7", Single)||Epic||ES 400||Australia||1979|
|66456||Michael Jackson||Rock With You (7", Single)||Epic||66456||Brazil||1979|
|CSR-1098||Michael Jackson||Rock With You = Rock Contigo (7", Single)||CBS Columbia||CSR-1098||Peru||1979|
|SC-71816||Michael Jackson||El Rock Está Contigo = Rock With You (7", Single)||Epic||SC-71816||Mexico||1979|
Off the Wall is the fifth solo studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. It was Jackson's first album released through Epic Records, the label he recorded under until his death in 2009, and the first produced by Quincy Jones, whom he met while working on the 1978 film The Wiz. Several critics observed that Off the Wall was crafted from funk, disco, soft rock, Broadway and pop ballads
Off the Wall" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, from his fifth album of the same name (1979). It was written by English songwriter Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones, and released as the album's third single on February 2, 1980, by Epic Records. The song was first offered to Karen Carpenter, while she was working on her first solo album, but she turned it down. Lyrically, the song is about getting over troubles
Michael Jackson had recorded solo prior to the release of Off the Wall in 1979, but this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right. This was a visionary album, a record that found a way to break disco wide open into a new world where the beat was undeniable, but not the primary focus - it was part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk. Rock with You. Rod Temperton.
Produced by Quincy Jones. The title track to Jackson’s breakthrough solo album, Off The Wall was released as a single in 1980, with a smooth, upbeat tempo. The song revolves around the idea of having no worries and living fast, which is precisely how Jackson approached life in his early years until court cases and personal problems slowed him down. This song charted in the top 10 in the US and helped Jackson became the first man to have four top 10 singles from the same album. Off the Wall Michael Jackson. 1. Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough.
Michael Jackson's landmark solo album turns 35 on August 10. Look back at the album that set the stage for his coronation as King of Po. It was then, weeks shy of his 21st birthday, that Jackson released Off the Wall, the album that established him as a grown-up solo superstar and set the stage for his coronation as King of Pop. Off the Wall didn’t sell as well as MJ’s follow-up, 1982’s world-devouring chart beast Thriller, but song for song, it’s arguably the stronger album. Produced by Quincy Jones, who Jackson had befriended on the set of the 1978 Wizard of Oz reboot The Wiz, Off the Wall introduces the Michael many fans would prefer to remember most.
Album: Off The Wall (1979). Charted: 7 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. This was Michael Jackson's third on the Billboard Hot 100; his first two were "Ben," and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. When "rock" is used as a verb in a song title, it typically means to play or enjoy rock music (Kiss: "Rock And Roll All Nite"). This song appropriated it as another way to describe dancing while implying something more ("boogie" and "groove" were often used in this context). Justin Timberlake used it the same way in his disco-tinged 2002 hit "Rock Your Body
MS: Michael’s agent had an album cover mock-up for Off the Wall, and it was horrible. It was him sitting on a little log by a campfire with children’s clothes on. It looked like an ad for Sears’ children’s department. So I say to the agent, ‘Let me get back to you,’ and I got a fashion illustrator to do a drawing of my concept for Michael. I go back to the agent, point to the fashion drawing and say, ‘See! I put him in a tuxedo!