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:
|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|
|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.