Human Nature

In honor of the late great Michael Jackson, let’s go behind the music.  This one’s for the children…

If Yacht Rock isn’t a work of modern genius, I don’t know what is.  What I love is the historical accuracy and attention to detail.  Here’s the actual writing credits for Thriller:

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” Michael Jackson 6:02
2. “Baby Be Mine” Rod Temperton 4:20
3. “The Girl Is Mine” Jackson 3:42
4. “Thriller” Temperton 5:57
5. “Beat It” Jackson 4:19
6. “Billie Jean” Jackson 4:54
7. Human Nature John Bettis, Steve Porcaro 4:05
8. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” James Ingram, Quincy Jones 3:58
9. “The Lady in My Life” Temperton 4:59

Friggin-A, the biggest selling album of all time actually has a cheesy single co-written by the keyboardist for Toto.

For those who crave more on the backstory of the feud between Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, I was going to point you to Episode 3, but WMG killed the video due to copywrite enfringement.  Bastards!  Episode 4 will have to suffice.