Music, dancing, acrobatics and artistry showcase the legacy of the King of Pop in Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay. While many of his mega hits are featured, this Vegas show also includes the many songs he wrote with a personal message. Michael Jackson believed that everyone is equal and his lyrics reflect his deeply held beliefs. His fans will recognize some of his most controversial songs and audience members will appreciate their meaning today.
Stranger in Moscow
Written by Michael Jackson during the height of his court battles and performing his Dangerous World Tour stop in Moscow, this song was released from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. The number depicts Jackson (via screen) and cast members feeling disconnected from the world around them, conveying a powerful message of needing to bring the world together.
They Don't Care About Us
Jackson composed this song about being dogged by the media and released two versions of the video. One version was filmed in Brazil, and the other – focusing on human rights, including privacy – was filmed in a US prison. The single was also released from HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I and, as the number depicts, demonstrates how MJ felt strongly about respecting the rights of everyone.
This more upbeat song was recorded for Dangerous and included in the This Is It compilation album. The lyrics ask all nations to come together and resolve global issues. On stage, the performers signify people playing in harmony.
MJ cared deeply about animals and the environment and expressed it on HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. Blending blues, gospel, and opera; the song celebrates friends with more than two legs surrounded by nature.
MJ expressed his need for love with this release from the album Invincible. Even the prolific King of Pop can get tongue-tied when it comes to the affairs of the heart. As the lyrics express, “Your love is magical, that's how I feel, but in your presence, I am lost for words.”
Both nonstop chart-toppers and lesser-known songs from the King of Pop unify the public and private side of MJ in this lavish production. Best of Vegas has the discount tickets for you and your family to experience becoming “ONE” with the most celebrated pop singer and dancer of all time.