BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #481: ‘ROCK WITH YOU’- MICHAEL JACKSON – JANUARY 19, 1980

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Billboard #1 Hits: #481: ‘Rock With You’- Michael Jackson. January 19, 1980. #1 for 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ” Rock With You’- Michael Jackson
  • Record Company- Epic
  • Genre: Pop, R&B
  • Written by Ted Temperton
  • Time: 3:20
  • B-side:’ Working Day And Night’
  • Album-Off The Wall
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 4 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #7 in UK Singles Chart.

‘Rock With You’ written by Ted Temperton was first offered to Karen Carpenter who was working on a solo album at the time -but she turned it down. ‘Rock With You’ produced by Quincy Jones for Michael’s Off The Wall album was the second single off of Off The Wall and it also went to #1 following ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.’

When I hear this song I remember a dream I had- 40 years ago. I was in college and at least once a week would skip the door food for a trip to the nearby McDonald’s. Anyway. One afternoon I came in from class and took a nap. In my dream I was over at that McDonald’s- and when I went to order they didn’t even have to ask what I wanted. I was starting to give my order and the man said “We know what you are ordering- you are Michael Jackson and you order the same thing every day.”– then I woke up and ‘Rock With You’ was playing on the radio that I had left on. Strange that today- there are a few restaurants in town I go to- and they know me so well they know what I will order-[because I get the same thing every time]- but no one has called me Michael Jackson lately.

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