The Michael Jackson Influence

July 9, 2009 by Mobile Beat

DJ Intelligence is the service that allows DJs to place interactive event planning tools on their websites. Our flagship tool, the Music Database, allows DJs’ clients to search a DJ’s music library, listen to song samples & view song lyrics, and create customized request lists for their event. Every year well over 3 million requests are cast through this dynamic online system, which we are then able to aggregate and compile to generate some useful statistics and “most requested songs” lists. Our Top 200 Most Requested Songs (of the past 12 months) list is a hit among DJs and listed on tens of thousands of DJ sites.

Even today, Michael Jackson dominates the Top 200 Most Requested Songs chart with 5 of his hits, appearing more times on the Top 200 than any other artist! These songs include Billie Jean (ranked #17), Thriller (ranked #42), Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (ranked #55), Beat It (ranked #118), and P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (ranked #160). Reference: http://www.demo.djintelligence.com/music/requested.asp

Additionally, Michael Jackson further dominates our Top 100 Most Requested 1980’s Songs chart with 8 hits, again appearing more times on this Top 100 than any other artist! These songs include Billie Jean (ranked #6), Thriller (ranked #11), Beat It (ranked #27), P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (ranked #37), The Way You Make Me Feel (ranked #49), Rock With You (ranked #58), Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (ranked #66), and Smooth Criminal (ranked #94). Reference: http://www.demo.djintelligence.com/music/requested.asp?list=1980

What’s also interesting is that over the past 12 months, up through June 24, 2009, there were just over 16,000 individual requests for Michael Jackson songs from brides and party planners around the world. That is an average of about 300 requests per week. However, since June 25, 2009, the King of Pop’s death, there have been over 3,200 requests for Michael Jackson songs! This means that since his death, requests for Michael Jackson songs have increased by over 500%!

There is no question that Michael Jackson has shaped the playlists of mobile DJs around the world and will continue to do so well into the future!

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