Michael Jackson – Liberian girl
In July 1989 we saw something uncommon in the world of pop and in the 80s. In fact, we saw one album with 9 tracks released as singels and videos! Of course we talk about “Bad” and Michael Jackson. The album was very famous because it was released two years before, in the days of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You“. Then, we saw the videos of “Bad“, “The Way You Make Me Feel“, “Man in the Mirror“, “Dirty Diana“, “Another Part of Me“, “Smooth Criminal“, and few months before, also the video of “Leave Me Alone“.
IN other words, that album really made history. But there’s sapce for another video! And so he releases “Liberian Girl”, a fantastic song with an ironic clip, where Michael invites a lot of movie, tv and music stars to film the video. And we see Spielberg, Whoopi Goldberg, David Copperfield, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Guttenberg, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, even Weird Al Yankovic who used to make funny videos out of pop songs, including “Bad”. They all wonder how the video will be, and at the end we see Michael at the camera, as to say… but we actually just made the video!!
Sometimes it happens to see this song with a different video clip, a sensual video in sepia colors with Michael and Naomi Campbell. And actually it really fits, but that video was filmed three years later for “In the closet”, a track included in the album “Dangerous”. Only Michael Jackson was the real star who could make clips that fitted for every song!!!
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