25 years ago today Michael Jackson scored his tenth number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Dirty Diana.” Written by MJ and produced by Quincy Jones, the song was about groupies and a departure from Jackson’s R&B-pop sound.
"Dirty Diana" was a rock song that could’ve been sung by Bon Jovi or Guns N’ Roses. While the track is ‘80’s rock, MJ’s gospel-type vocals riffs on the studio version takes listeners right back to his rhythm and blues roots. ”Dirty Diana” is my all-time favorite Michael Jackson song.
Check out the live performance below!