Right after the sparkling squeaky-clean groove on "Baby Be Mine", we now get treated by a former Beatle in the mix. McCartney and Mike fight over an elusive girl of their dreams. In a silly playfully wonderful balled-"The Girl Is Mine".
Just one year prier saw them dueting on such tracks as "Say Say Say" and "The Man". All from Mecca's album "Pipes of Peace".
The inspiration came came subtly through the medium of Saturday morning cartoons. Where Paul and Michael ritually hung out and horse played at each others crib. But the real drive didn't arrive until Jackson was sound asleep. Suddenly, a knack of creativity left him grabbing his tape-recorder in the middle of the night! What emanated from Mr. Jackson's mind, evolved into a number of demos including one right Here. Click Here to listen to a rare studio rehearsal.
The SingleReaching #2 on the Billboard top 100 and #1 for the R&B Singles Charts! As a debut of "Thriller", many were a bit disenfranchised and afraid the album wasn't heading in the right direction. Boy were those fears squashed by the arrival of single #2-Billie Jean. Furthermore, a few were even suggesting Michael was trying to be white(which is absolutely ridiculous). As I said earlier, "Can't Get Outta The Rain" was an outtake from "Off the Wall" which wound up on the single as a B-side.
- The Girl Is Mine
- Can't Get Outta the Rain