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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    The chorus of Shout was clearly based on this


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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    There's some "hee hee's" in this 1972 song

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    The chorus of Shout was clearly based on this

    And much of the production and melody are directly lifted from "Do It" by Guy (2001) (also produced by Teddy Riley).

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    Can we say that any covers did Michael (of his choice, not forced upon like when he was in Motown) inspired him too? The way I think of it, the song has to influence you somewhat to make you spend countless hours working on and perfecting a cover.

    Off the top of my head, we have Come Together and Strawberry Fields Forever (which is sitting in the vaults atm). Are there any other covers Michael did willingly? I think we could say those influenced him to various degrees.

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    ^^Smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbee0715 View Post
    ^^Smile.
    Woooooooow How could I forget! ...and to think Charlie Chaplin is one of my all-time favourite filmmakers (which he is :P).

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    I think Darling Nikki could've influenced Dirty Diana. I mean the settings are very similar and they're both about groupies. Plus, both songs' music videos are of live performances.

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    Have you guys heard the Rick James song 'give it to me baby'? That song and Thriller sound alike in terms of the feel and especially the bassline

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    But Michael didn't make the Thriller. He just sang it. So I guess Rod Temperton was the one who influenced.

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    A more obvious example, but one none the less. Michael's demo of A Place With No Name is largely taken from A Horse With No Name by America.




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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    ^ It's not really "inspired". It's basically a cover with different lyrics. And the song is duly credited.

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by DuranDuran View Post
    The chorus of Shout was clearly based on this
    The chorus of ‘Shout’ sounds very similar to the one by The Isley Brothers.

    Also, there is a similar beat in these two songs:

    ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ & ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ (Tears for Fears).

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    ^ It's not really "inspired". It's basically a cover with different lyrics. And the song is duly credited.
    Sure, but the way I see it, the song inspired him enough to try and make his own version of it.

    That's essentially how I see most covers really (unless your manager/label picked it out for you and it means little to you, but ya know).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinnyandOdd View Post
    Thanks to Dokken for being one of the rare artists that didn't sue MJ saying he ripped off their song
    Don't give them ideas!

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    Default Re: Songs that inspired Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Also, there is a similar beat in these two songs:


    ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ & ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ (Tears for Fears).
    That's called shuffle-rhythm and it wasn't invented by Tears for Fears. It comes from blues music, so I am not sure if MJ was inspired by Everybody Wants To Rule The World.

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