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21 July 2023
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Joe
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‘The Girl Is Mine’ was the third and final duet between Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. It was released as the lead single from Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. See more…

Unlike their previous duets ‘Say Say Say’ and ‘The Man’, the song was written by Jackson alone, and did not appear on a McCartney album.

One of my favorite songs to record, of all my recordings as a solo artist, is probably ‘The Girl Is Mine’, because working with Paul McCartney was pretty exciting and we just literally had fun. It was like lots of kibitzing and playing, and throwing stuff at each other, and making jokes. We actually recorded the (instrumental) track and the vocals pretty much live at the same time, and we do have footage of it, but it’s never been shown. Maybe one day we’ll give you a sneak preview of it.

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21 July 2023
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I couldn’t resist adding a feature on this. I know it’s not great, but it’s Macca and Jacko hamming it up. I always used to imagine they were fighting over Linda, which makes it even funnier.

I can’t believe it was the lead single from Thriller. Almost any other song from that album would have been a better choice!

Thriller was the second album I ever bought, so it’ll always have a place in my heart, despite everything that followed.

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21 July 2023
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Huh weird…I had no idea that “Say Say Say” was their earliest collab; it wasn’t released until  considerably after the other two…

I remember liking “Girl Is Mine” from first hearing late in 1982; it was nice to hear MJ back on pop radio after a two-year absence, and to see Paul cap off a prominent year for himself. (Although like a lot of folks, I was curious about the motivations behind Paul’s seemingly sudden decision to begin collaborating with fellow pop superstars, and Black American ones at that. Pop duets between stars were much less prevalent in ’82 than they’d become.)

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Paul: Yeah well… first of all, we’re bringing out a ‘Stamp Out Detroit’ campaign.

         

22 July 2023
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I’ll take “Things I Really Would Like To See” for $300, Alex

“and we do have footage of it, but it’s never been shown. Maybe one day we’ll give you a sneak preview of it.”

Now today I find, you have changed your mind

20 August 2023
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Grew up singing this with my sister – she was the Michael to my Paul.

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I think it's great you're going through a phase,

and I'm awfully glad it'll all be over in a couple

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