In 2009, news of Michael Jackson's death spread quickly around the globe. The King of Pop, known for his unique lifestyle and his chart-topping hits, was gone.
Since then, the trial of his then-doctor Conrad Murray and the rare glimpses of his children are the only things that keep him in the spotlight. But when a good Michael Jackson song comes on, it's easy to find yourself singing along to the lyrics, tapping your feet to the beat and maybe even pulling off the artist's signature moonwalk.
So which Michael Jackson song was your favorite? How did his music affect your life or inspire you? Tell us in the comments.
And check out these photos Billboard Magazine put together of Jackson's life.