Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I like Michael Jackson's music, and I'll tell you for why...

Just listen to the first 5 seconds of The Way You Make Me Feel and tell me that song doesn't make you feel like a fucking pimp. If it can make MJ, who was basically a white woman at this point and wearing ankle-swingers and a crop top look cool, I think we're all pretty much sorted.

Ok, Billie Jean then... according to Wikipedia, 'Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" is considered one of the most revolutionary songs in the history of pop music'. The song is composed of: a very simple beat, two synth chords, an awesome bassline. And his voice. That's it - nothing fancy, no arguments with Paul McCartney, no bells and whistles, no whiskers on kittens - just a damn good song. You know all the words... yes you do.

Yes, some of his songs sound similar, but that's because they're fundamentally good pop songs, and to be that they have to be simple. They're like a lovely cup of tea - easy to do in theory, but execution is everything.

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