Michael Jackson was more modern singer, and Elvis was more classical, because of the time when he lived. Oasis 94-96. How can they even remember things that happened at the age of 7 that vividly. His only downfall was his ego; whereas Elvis was called the King of Rock and Roll by others - a title he hated because it raised expectations he could never meet, he considered himself less a rock and roller and more a ballad singer - Michael created his own iconography and called himself the King of Pop. Epic Rap Battles REACTION!! L4e Forum. I will always remember what happened when I was 8. Elvis Presley is in a world of his own, the man is gone almost 40 years and his popularity is only growing, I have a hard time believing that Michael Jackson will be remotely remembered after 20 years after his demise. Elvis or Michael? Oasis 01-02. (Elvis being the most obvious example, but also, yes, Michael Jackson). Oasis 99-00. Hi. Anyways, if it isn't apparent already, I think Elvis is the true King. Elvis was mediocre at best. The Beatles are respected for their incredibly influential evolution of music and Elvis is respected for igniting the spark that lit up the last 60-ish years of pop culture. Elvis Presley & Michael Jackson, A legacy for the ages: August is a big month for the Kings of Pop and Rock & Roll. I've had 10 intense flashbacks in the years since. I would argue he was one of the best, if not the best, singer of all time, even surpassing Michael Jackson in his vocal ability. Oasis 24/7. Each inspired different generations in different ways. Elvis wins that contest hands down in any town in the USA. Michael Jackson hit out at The Beatles and Elvis Presley in a handwritten rant against racial inequality and how he used those injustices to fuel his rise.. When I read the part where you said, the thunder of the music, the music slowly gathers momentum. Michael Jackson! Michael Jackson has topped the list of the highest paid dead celebrities for the sixth year in the row.. That they accomplished so much together in a "career" was barely a decade long is unparalleled - even Elvis had 23 years. It comes down to personal choice and for me it is Freddie Mercury and Queen in general as their songs strike a chord with me (excuse the pun) like no one other does and it feels like their songs were way ahead of time. Elvis is certainly way more "famous" than Michael or the Beatles out of name recognition alone, but that doesn't mean he's understood any better or respected equally in comparison. The DBTT Tour 05-06. MJ - Videos were his thing and they didn't exist when Elvis performed so the outcome is debatable, but I must go with Elvis if the issue is who was the best entertainer by an overall definition of the term entertainer. Elvis Presley, The Beatles or Michael Jackson Discussion Hello Reddit, today i come in need of your assistance after i had just had a 10 minute argument with my … He was just so undeniably good at what he did and add to that a similar level of charisma that Elvis had and you have a massive success. They weren't necessarily as charismatic or attractive as Michael & Elvis were, which is why they are more beloved as icons of music as opposed to just icons. Physical sales: In many respects it is difficult to compare the impact of Michael Jackson’s death with that of Elvis. The music landscape has changed dramatically since 1977 when 12” vinyl albums reigned supreme. They don't know this documentary can hurt his innocent family too. I developed PTSD from it. I was 16 when Elvis Presley died....and living in Memphis Tenn. As hysterical as things were...I don't recall there being as much "hoopla" as there has been over Michael Jackson. But you know, we shouldn't compare them, because Elvis has a different style, and Michael Jackson as well. He viewed rock as a living, changing entity and he was just along for the ride. Michael Jackson Vs Elvis Vs The Beatles. Elvis has more #1 singles than The Beatles in the UK. Oasis Pre 1994. Oasis 97-98. Elvis Presley's cultural impact is second to none. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, shared striking similarities during their lives. For example they are suing for estate. Elvis' famous 1968 television special, "If I Can Dream." Elvis Presley died in shocking circumstances on August 16, 1977, as did his fellow performer, Michael Jackson. He can't even deny. Tonight a Michael Jackson album re entered the charts at no1 only 3 days after his death it took 3 weeks for Elvis to get back to no1 after his death. Elvis Presley, because he brought an entire genre of music into mainstream for a national audience. These are three artists which you simply cannot possibly objectively compare. Michael Jackson, on the other hand, was less evolutionary or revolutionary and more masterful - he was a perfectionist, a master songwriter & composer, a master dancer, a master vocalist. Elvis was there, Jackson wasn't. Michael Jackson was great, love his music and simply an incredible entertainer. Dig Out Your Soul Tour 08-09. Video link https://youtu.be/0M0RbaPxq2k Follow me on the road to 100,000 subscribers!! Michael Jackson VS Elvis Presley. Well I got a little hot listening to your discription. Syndrome . Gospel, in short, is the biggest critical artistic difference between Elvis and Jackson, who didn't have that kind of SOUL. And he will be remembered as best. I don't give a shit if he did it or not. Oscars 2021: India selects Lijo Jose Pellissery’s ‘Jallikattu’ as entry for International Feature category I've heard him telling me to be quite or I'll get sent to my dad's house to live. The worldwide best selling musician in history is reported to be either The Beatles, Michael Jackson, or Elvis Presley. That is the key factor in my mind. As we all know, Michael Jackson passed away earlier this summer at the mere age of 50, while Elvis was only 42 when he died. Vs! But Michael was a miracle to the world, a genius sent by God. Press J to jump to the feed. Very true, My mother is currently 50, She had only had just enough time to experience the Michael Jackson era. Now it's important to note that Elvis did not invent rock and roll, and he never claimed to. However, claims that Jackson ’s death is bigger and more profound than that of Elvis and John Lennon are at worst, not supported by the facts, and at best, premature.. Elvis and Michael Jackson- both were born poor and became massive music icons on a global scale. Elvis Presley! MICHAEL JACKSON FOR SURE. I can never think he was a pedophile just because of two guys' ridiculous words. They are telling people to believe their words with no proof at all. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. But don't say they couldn't remember something that happened when they were 7. Don't tell me that kinda shit can't be remembered that young because it's the most vivid memory I have of my childhood because I was numb for much of the rest of it. I feel very sorry for Paris, Prince and Blanket. Elvis was a decent actor. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Another point that i have to support my argument is this. Now it's important to note that Elvis did not invent rock and roll, and he never claimed to. MJ is already dead. My Mothers Argument is that Michael Jackson was more popular because he was the King Of Pop. Michael Jackson was born in August of 1958, and Elvis Presley died in August of 1977. Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley are Forbes' top earning dead celebs Late King of Pop Michael Jackson has topped the Forbes list of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities Of 2019. Anything about our Website & Forum. Each of those were responsible for huge breakthroughs in music and culture, so ech were significant in their own right. I don't like his music regardless & if innocent was an ok guy. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. MJ, Freddie, then Prince. At the height of their careers, the Beatles. Who do you think had more of an impact on music? In 1964, A Maryland psychiatrist named Walter Weintraub even coined a term for this problem: V.I.P. He beats all of three I watched leaving neverland documentary. The Beatles were evolutionary - they took the rock and roll of the 50s that inspired them and twisted it, added to it, took away from it, merged it further with different styles of music. Michael desired to be remembered and worshipped like Elvis.” The future King of Pop had met the King of Rock and his daughter in late 1974 while performing with the Jackson Five in Las Vegas. They're all from slightly different generations, so it's hard to tell who's the most popular. Elvis was revolutionary, he created the rockabilly sound by merging country & rhythm & blues, had an unearthly level of charisma and talent and became a world icon to the point that most people know him simply by name, without even being familiar with his music beyond one or two songs, which is also unfortunate because it eventually got to the point where the public was more interested in the image of Elvis than who he actually was and how good the music was. Beady Eye Tour 2011-14. I Liked your hub on Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley. Elvis shouldn't even be on this list in my opinion. My Argument: The Beatles were more popular because they have the highest amount of Number Ones than anyone else and thats just in an 8 year span. This video shows that Michael was still alive after his dead body was transported to the Los Angeles Dept. She was too late for the 50s or 60s. Michael is respected because he was so good at nearly everything he did. I've felt his hands, sized up because of my body having grown so they feel giant. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. he reached out toward something holy and transcendent that Jackson could never touch. No matter what, MJ is dead. Hopefully we will see others as good in our lifetimes, but neither will be ever be duplicated. [Michael Jackson:] Oooh, Elvis Presley as I live and breathe You stole rock and roll, gave us rockabilly cheese You dance like an epileptic: Nothing but left feet, I've seen it Every record you set, man, I beat it Here's a tip: Don't swallow a bucket of drugs She explains that considering the stats of Pop music being the most popular (obviously), he is the most famous person in the world because of this. The worst I've ever seen. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Michael Jackson battledElvis Presley in Michael Jackson vs Elvis Presley. I mean, Michael Jackson had one of the best voices ever but Elvis had a deep powerful voice that cannot be compared to anybody else. There are lots of things they can gain by doing this. He had a couple insanely popular albums - Thriller & Bad that captured the zeitgeist of the 80s but the Beatles had a more cohesive catalogue of quality hand-crafted music. Anyone who knows Pop music knows MJ and that due to the fact that his death that spreaded globally was more recent than Elvis', more people would know him considering it hasn't barely been a generation yet. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Elvis is the king of rock and roll and michael is the king of pop they’re both kings leave them alone. They had an effect on three completely different eras, had mostly different fanbases and all were massively influential. BEGIN! They co-exist perfectly, were influential and popular in their own ways, and there's no reason not to enjoy and appreciate all three. Elvis Presley, because he brought an entire genre of music into mainstream for a national audience. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Young Michael Jackson was portrayed by Bentley Green, and adult Michael Jackson was portrayed by Nice Peter. Personally, I think Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson have had more of an impact....but that's just me. Nobody knows the truth. Soul music comes from the church. Now comparing to all their peaks in their careers, who do you think must have taken the highest global spot? Cookies help us deliver our Services. Oasis 03-04. Michael’s death came as he was preparing for a … This was a huge obstacle considering the state of segregation in America at the time. But what Elvis did do was bridge a racial gap, and draw white fans towards the music. You could argue worldwide sales numbers and by that count, The Beatles usually come out on top, followed by Elvis and then MUCH further down the list is Michael Jackson. Hello Reddit, today i come in need of your assistance after i had just had a 10 minute argument with my mother questioning the popularity of these 3 Music Giants. Culturally speaking - Elvis followed closely by MJ Singer/writer - FM Performer - MJ All around good guy - Prince. In an 8 year span, The Beatles managed to acquire 1 billion record sales, meanwhile Michael Jackson still had a high number of sales (750 million) yet he did not overcome them. I'm huge Michael Jackson fan but i love Elvis too. They are really fucked up. The answer is, all of the above. Jackson… See what these legendary music icons had in common. They were all the most popular groups/singers of their era. Hello. Stop The Clocks Promo Tour 06-07. Much of what he did was not necessarily "new" as far as style was concerned but it was perfected to a fine point that few could surpass. He viewed rock as a living, changing entity and he was just along for the ride. Elvis's voice was the best of all of them. He can't say anything and they are using the fact that dead people are always silent. Sound and Vision. The cultural contributions and significance of Michael Jackson pales in comparison to that of Elvis Presley. 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