Even when we're old and gray
I will love you more each day
Let's just get this out of the way right now: Michael Jackson's "The Lady In My Life" is one of the greatest love songs ever sung. Credit is definitely due to the songwriter, the extraordinary Rod Temperton, who was amongst the hitmakers behind the Thriller juggernaut, but it's Michael's tender-as-a-first-kiss delivery that transformed the words on the page into pure soul gold.
If you weren't already in love with MJ in 1982, by the time Thriller came to an end with "The Lady In My Life" you were head over heels enraptured. Every girl from 8 to 80 wanted to be the lady in Michael's life to grow old and gray with him. Even if you weren't old enough to understand or experience the type of love that Michael sang about, you knew that you wanted someone (namely him) to feel this way about you.&
Starting off with sweetness and innocence, this song builds to a sexy, sweaty crescendo with his harmonious ad-libs, screams and shouts. Michael held our hands, walked us into the room, laid us down and proceeded to make love to our ears.
Michael Jackson: "The Lady In My Life"