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"Off the Wall" is the third single released from singer Michael Jackson's album Off the Wall. Released on February 2, 1980, the Rod Temperton-composed number became Jackson's third top 10 single from Off the Wall, which eventually spawned four top 10 singles; Jackson was the first person to accomplish this. The song is about getting over troubles: "leave that nine-to-five upon the shelf / and just enjoy yourself". The song peaked at number ten on the Pop Singles Chart and at… read more

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When the world is on your shoulder
Gotta straighten up your act and boogie down
If you can't hang with the feelin'
Then there ain't no room for you this part of town

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Lyrics


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  • "live your life off the wall" well, he followed his own advice
  • Wow!! This is amazing.
  • This song is SO good! Pop perfection. <3
  • The best song in the world
  • Livin' crazy, that's the only way!
  • Gotta leave that 9-5 upon your shelf!
  • Can't go wrong with a little MJ*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-
  • composition by rod Temperton
  • THIS IS SO GOOD (dat bassline)

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