Michael Jackson On Labeling Music
February 06, 2023
Michael Jackson and Donna Summer attend event in 1982

Michael wasn’t concerned when some people called his Off The Wall album “disco,” at a time the genre was facing some backlash. “I hate labels because it should be just music. I don’t see anything wrong with disco. Every Friday night and Saturday… every disco is packed. People worked all week, they want to party, they want to have a good time, and they want to dance. You have to dance to rhythm, to a beat….”