- Nov 29, 2021
Im not surprised Michael never wrote these songs lol :3 I admire his singing,dancing and showman qualities and talents,but him as a songwriter is always like a dreamy,tricky thing. For me its enough to have him as a great showman,who used to sing and dance even at the same time during the Bad Tour'Can't Let Her Get Away' is not even a song that lyrically Michael Jackson was connected to it.
Actually, these new jack swing songs on that album (like 'Remember The Time', 'Can't Let Her Get Away', etc) are songs that lyrically are about a woman to whom Teddy Riley was attracted at that time.
That woman is American actress Salli Richardson, and she provided the inspiration for Teddy Riley to write these songs.
Salli Richardson was even in the studio with Teddy Riley everyday as he wrote and produced these songs for Michael Jackson.
"…'Do You Remember the time when we fell in love', 'I Can’t Let Her Get Away', 'She Drives Me Wild' … do you see how I’m cutting you off? She [Salli Richardson] was my inspiration!" (Teddy Riley, 2016)
This of course also means that Michael Jackson took undue songwriting credits (in terms of lyrics) for these songs, as confirmed by Teddy Riley in one of his other interviews.