Although Michael Jackson died in 2009, his incredible vocals are still being heard today. Paul McCartney reworked the duo’s hit song, ‘Say Say Say,’ and added in unused vocals from the King of Pop! Watch and listen to the remix here!
It’s been years since Michael Jackson‘s untimely death, but the King of Pop continues to slowly release vocals from beyond the grave. In a new remix of Michael’s song “Say Say Say” with Paul McCartney, 73, the English musician incorporated unused lead vocals from both him and Michael into the hit song from the ’80s! Listen and see if you can hear the changes.
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Apparently the 73-year-old musician decided to remix “Say Say Say” after hearing a reworked version that featured instrumentals by DJ John “Jelly Bean” Benitz. Upon listening to the remix, Paul remembered he had two unused lead vocals from himself and Michael and came up with an idea to feature these unheard alternative vocals. That is when the new and remixed version of “Say Say Say” was born. Can you tell how Paul changed it up? Listen to the song below!
If you guessed that Paul and Michael are singing each other’s vocals, you’re right! One user on Facebook by the name of Neil noted, “Funny enough I heard this earlier today. Sounds like they are singing the others ones vocals.” To which Paul responded back with, “Exactly that Neil! :)” Steve Orchard, Paul’s chief engineer at his studio explained how he and the British musician decided to edit the song. He edited and arranged the lead vocals and revealed, “We then rearranged the vocal sequence and inverted the original performance so that Michael opened the first verse instead of Paul, to give the song a different take to the original version. Then we added additional backing vocal parts from the original multi-track to further enhance the instrumental mix. Paul then said it would be great to get Spike Stent to mix the new version of the track to give the song a new vibe.”
Michael Jackson Dropped ‘Xscape’ Five Years After His Death
Before the “Say Say Say” remix, Michael actually released an eight-track album by the name of Xscape five years after his death in 2009. It included songs that was recorded by the King of Pop from 1983 to 1999 and was mainly overseen by Timbaland. Other producers also contributed to Michael’s posthumous album.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you like the remix of “Say Say Say?”
— Michelle Phi