08/29/2013 07:49 am ET

Michael Jackson's Best Singles, In Celebration Of What Would Be The Late Singer's 55th Birthday


Don some sequins and bump some "Beat It": Michael Jackson was born 55 years ago today.

Aug. 29 marks what would have been the 55th birthday of the King of Pop, still one of the most celebrated artists in music. Jackson, who began his music career at a young age as a part of the Jackson 5 with his brothers, died in 2009 at the age of 50. Jackson's decades-long stint in the music business earned him multiple Grammy awards, chart-topping hits, and a lasting legacy.

In celebration of Jackson's birthday, we've collected his No. 1 singles. Take a listen below.

1972: "Ben"

1979: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"

1979: "Rock with You"

1983: "Billie Jean"

1983: "Beat It"

1987: "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"

1987: "Bad"

1987: "The Way You Make Me Feel"

1988: "Man in the Mirror"

1988: "Dirty Diana"

1991: "Black or White"

1995: "You Are Not Alone"

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