`Say Say Say` most popular Jackson song

Updated: Jun 18, 2010, 10:14 AM IST

NEw York: Michael Jackson had dozens of hits, but his most popular one wasn`t a solo smash or a tune with his brothers. It was a song with another icon.

Billboard says "Say Say Say," his 1983 hit with Paul McCartney, is the most popular Jackson song. That was followed by "Billie Jean," the Jackson 5`s "I`ll Be There," "Beat It" and "Rock with You."

"Billie Jean" was at No. 1 for seven weeks, while "Say Say Say" held the top spot for six weeks. But the McCartney-Jackson hit stayed in the top 10 longer.

Billboard is releasing Jackson statistics ahead of the anniversary of the King of Pop`s death. He died June 25, 2009, at age 50.

Bureau Report