80s Song of the Day: Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson

You never ever worry and you never shed a tear
You’re saying that my love ain’t real
Just look at my face, these tears ain’t drying

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Say Say Say by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson was released on October 3, 1983, with Ode to a Koala Bear as the B side. It was a single from McCartney’s album Pipes of Peace.

The song became Jackson’s seventh Top 10 hit inside a year. It was a No. 1 hit in the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, and several other countries. It reached No. 2 in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

80s Song of the Day: Bad by Michael Jackson

But they say the sky’s the limit
And to me that’s really true
And my friends you have seen nothin’
Just wait ’til I get through

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Bad by Michael Jackson was released on September 7, 1987, with I Can’t Help It! as the B side. It was the second single from the album of the same name.

The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for two weeks. Internationally, it was a Top 10 hit in 11 countries. Continue reading