Mickael Jackson-Can't Get Outta the Rain

Today's outtake sends us back to 1979. Known as his "Off the Wall" era. It failed to make the list of either "Off The Wall" or "Thriller". But it did manage to fill B-sides on two singles for the latter album. Namely "The Girl is Mine" and "Billie Jean".

Personally, I don't think this fits quite well with the direction " Thriller" was heading. Don't get me wrong, I love the song. It's just disco was on it's way down by the early eighties. Dance Pop hits like"Celebration", "Funkytown", and bands like the "Flock of Seagulls" were just some of the many changes that were happening during that time. A new era of Funk and Wave had emerged.

Believe it or not, samples of this are taken from "The Wiz" and was originally entitled "Can't Get Outta The Game". The second portion of "You Can't Win" the Epic version(as a matter of fact, you can almost call out the word "Game" as the song fades). Both Michael and Quincy took that piece and make it into what you will hear today. Written by Charlie Smalls. Frank Salvador pitched in by singing back-ups(mainly the synchronous laughing towards the end).



Song Lyrics
Uuuuuuuh!
You can't get outta the rain now! Ah!
No, no... you can't get outta the rain!
Alright... you can't get outta the rain

You know you can't get outta the rain
Get outta the rain
Get outta the rain
Alright... (tchu tchu tchu)
Get outta the rain
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
Yeah!
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
Get outta the rain

It's alright, alright! Alright... now!
Yeah! Yeah! No, oooh, yeah, you know that I can't
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
Uuuuh! Uh uh! Uh, uh, uuuh!


You can't get outta the rain
But it's, but it's, but it's alright
Alright!! Alright! Alright!
Get outta the rain!
Yeah!


NO, yeah! Get outta the rain!
I can't... get outta the game!
Ah, hee! Uuh uuh!
Get outta the rain!
Alright!
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
( du ru du, du ru du, du du du )
Aaah, aaah...


Get outta the rain!
It's alright, alright!
Yeah, yeah, no, oh, yeah you know that I can't!
uuh, uuh, uuh, uuh, uuuuh!
Can't get outta the rain!
But it's, but it's, but it's alright
Alright!! Alright! Alright!
Get outta the rain!
Get outta the rain!

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