Michael Jackson: His Life In Photos

October 24, 1978: Jackson makes his on-screen debut starring as Scarecrow in "The Wiz."

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As Billboard celebrates Michael Jackson's 50 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits, the late King of Pop's rich musical catalog can't be confined so neatly.

Here is a spotlight on 10 more Jackson songs that reached Billboard surveys. Though not placing among his 50 top-performing Hot 100 chart entries - some of the following titles, in fact, did not reach the list - these songs (listed chronologically, not ranked in any order pertaining to chart performance) endure as notable recordings featuring Jackson's incomparable vocals.

(Not included here, or in Billboard's countdown of Jackson's top 50 Hot 100 tracks, are songs on which the late legend memorably appeared but did not receive billing, such as "We Are the World," credited to USA for Africa, or "Somebody's Watching Me," credited solely to Rockwell).


"Just a Little Bit of You"

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 23, 1975
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: No. 4

After reaching the Hot 100's top 40 with his first four chart entries in 1971-72, the then-16-year-old returned to the region with this Motown-splashed song from his fourth solo album, "Forever, Michael." The song would mark his last solo top 40 appearance until "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" began its ascent to No. 1 in 1979.


"Ease On Down the Road," Diana Ross Michael Jackson

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 41, 1978
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: No. 17
Adult Contemporary: No. 40

Dorothy and the Scarecrow teamed up for the theme song from the 1978 film adaptation of the Broadway musical "The Wiz." While serving as the movie's music supervisor, Quincy Jones asked Jackson if he could produce the singer's next album. Jackson agreed, marking the beginning of the pair's iconic collaborations. "Divinity brought our souls together and, to this day, the music we created on 'Off the Wall,' 'Thriller' and 'Bad' is played in every corner of the world," Jones said following Jackson's passing last year. "The reason for that is because he had it all: talent, grace, professionalism and dedication. He was the consummate entertainer and his contributions and legacy will be felt upon the world forever. I've lost my little brother today and part of my soul has gone with him."


"Farewell My Summer Love"

Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 38, 1984
Adult Contemporary: No. 20
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: No. 37

Two weeks after the title cut from "Thriller," the album's seventh consecutive and final Hot 100 top 10, spent its last week on the chart, this track unearthed from Motown's archives bowed at No. 81 on May 26, 1984 (below such new entries as Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" at No. 36 and Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night" at No. 75). A Billboard Singles Review that week highlighted the song in its "Pop picks" section, noting that "the fans are insatiable."

"Heal the World"
Hot 100 Peak Position: No. 27, 1993
Adult Contemporary: No. 9
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: No. 62

This ballad spurred the creation of Jackson's charitable foundation of the same name, which provided relief efforts for causes worldwide until its dissolution in 2002. Jackson performed the song at Super Bowl XXVII and donated his appearance fee to the foundation. The NFL additionally contributed $100,000 and a TV commercial soliciting viewer funds.

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