You can't get too far into any homage to the 80s before getting around to Michael Jackson. The decade belonged to him the way the 60s belonged to the Beatles. Though "Off the Wall" was technically released in August of 1979 it's full impact wasn't felt until well into 1980. Maybe the most important career move he ever made was to bring Quincy Jones in to produce. Jones was a studio master who'd worked with everyone from Sinatra to Dinah Washington to Dizzy Gillespie and he and Jackson formed a working partnership that created music history. With this album, Jackson became the first solo artist to have four singles from the same album reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. And he was just getting started.