Quincy Jones Didn’t Lie About MJ Stealing ‘Billie Jean’ … And Here’s the Proof!!!
Michael Jackson straight-up took his signature hit, “Billie Jean,” from Donna Summer … is exactly what Quincy Jones declares, and it ends up– on this subject, a minimum of– Quincy ain’t so insane.
Here’s how Q simplified to Vulture …”Michael stole a lot of stuff. He stole a lot of songs. [Donna Summer’s] ‘State of Independence’ and ‘Billie Jean.’ The notes don’t lie, man.”
He’s. Through the magic of modifying– similar to they carry out in taping studios– we decreased Donna’s tune, and BAM! The very first 8 seconds here are simply “State of Independence” … then we included the popular bass line from “Billie Jean” on top of it.
Just for laughs, you can take a look at both tunes at complete speed, too.
There’s another piece to this puzzle … Quincy in fact produced Donna’s tune, too!
As for the timing– Donna’s album was launched in the summertime of 1982 … when MJ and Quincy would have been dealing with the “Thriller” album. That came out in November 1982.
We got lover-of-all-things-MJ, Corey Feldman, out last night, and he believes Quincy must share a few of the blame for the tune theft. Hmm …