Sunday Music: Pharrell (Expertly) Referencing Michael Jackson

I have the coolest friends on earth.

h/t to Ryan M. who got me to listen closely to “Down In Atlanta” by Pharrell Williams by explaining how it sounded like “Another Part of Me” by Michael Jackson. 

Check these tracks out back-to-back. You’ll hear it too. I’m delighted.

Bonus, for my music nerds: the songs are in the same key, have directly borrowed chord changes in a few parts, and (h/t Scotty B.) there’s also some of the 12/8 shuffle from “The Way You Make Me Feel” in the rhythm (which is a sample?!)

What else do you hear?

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