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.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    FRANKEN WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    Michael Jackson only wrote 1 song on the album!?!

  • Dick Vinegar

    reefercake is sofa king we todd did. dude, jackson = michael jackson. who did you think it was, some dude who just goes by the name Jackson? Maybe Action Jackson?

  • tucker

    Drillin more kooch than black and decker!
    God-damn I love me some yacht rock!

  • M.Uila

    @Dick Vinegar: hilarious

  • M.Uila

    @tucker: ah yes, I knew I’d draw you out with the yacht rock

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    sure, richard, make fun of reefercake all you like. at least i know when to eat my reefercakes…and when not to!

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    could i just give a shout out to uila on the recommended reading, all broken out by category, this is bringing the hyzzle to a new level.

  • Pinko

    I was thinking Phil Jackson. Didn’t you see him moonwalk after the NBA Finals?

    LOL on the reefercake comment. Were we at a Phish show or at church?