10/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Never Can Say Goodbye: A Final Playlist for Michael Jackson on the Day of His Funeral

Over the past few months, I have written many words about Michael Jackson -- and in that regard, I am not alone. Still, nothing I could ever write could possibly convey the transcendent and enduring beauty and power of the songs that this man sang in his lifetime. So here are the recordings by which I will remember Michael Jackson on this day of his funeral.

"Never Can Say Goodbye" -- THE JACKSON 5
"Remember The Time" -- MICHAEL JACKSON
"Gone Too Soon" -- MICHAEL JACKSON
"You Are Not Alone" -- MICHAEL JACKSON
"Leave Me Alone" -- MICHAEL JACKSON
"One Day In Your Life" -- MICHAEL JACKSON
"Bless His Soul" -- THE JACKSONS
"I'll Be There" -- THE JACKSON 5
"Corner Of The Sky" -- THE JACKSON 5
"Can't Get Ready For Losing You" -- THE JACKSON 5
"Coming Home" -- THE JACKSON 5
"2300 Jackson Street" -- THE JACKSONS
"I Want You Back" -- THE JACKSON 5
"Forever Came Today" -- THE JACKSON 5