Oct 012006
 

From THRILLER
Written by Michael Jackson

At the initial stage of his career, David Foster was a fixture on all the most important records produced by the legendary Quincy Jones. Whether it was utilizing his arranging skills, tasteful playing of several instruments or songwriting genius, Jones always knew he could count on Foster’s unique talent to enhance and inspire. On the other hand, the up and coming musician knew that Quincy Jones’ was the best mentor to help him accomplish his goal to become a successful music maker. Foster appeared on Q’s big sellers like George Benson’s “Give Me The Night” and Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall.” Jackson’s mega-successful 1982 album, “Thriller,” saw Foster once again adding his touch to the project. “The Girl Is Mine,” a pop duet with Paul McCartney, was the first smash hit from “Thriller,” reaching the top of several charts. Jones conceived this sweet, up-tempo ballad with his best alumni; David Paich, Jerry Hey and Foster who handled the clever synthesizer arrangement. Foster’s colorful synth together with Paich’s piano and Greg Phillinganes’ rhodes provides a delicate carpet for the two superstars. “The Girl Is Mine” is a perfect example of the most sophisticated pop music of the early eighties, superbly crafted and performed with class by great musicians and two extraordinary singers. “Thriller” went on to become the best selling album of all time, with more than 60 million copies worldwide. It also gave us giant chart hits like “Billy Jean,” “Beat It” and “Human Nature,” plus winning several Grammy’s. It was, without a doubt, the peak of both Jackson’s and Jones’ careers.


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Lead Vocals: Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney
Rhodes: Greg Phillinganes
Piano: David Paich
Synthesizer: David Foster
Guitars: Dean Parks & Steve Lukather
Bass: Louis Johnson
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Vocal Arrangement by Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones
Rhythm Arrangement by David Paich & Quincy Jones
Synthesizer Arrangement by David Foster
Strings Arranged & Conducted by Jerry Hey
Produced by Quincy Jones


Lyrics

[1st Verse (Michael)]
Every Night She Walks Right In My Dreams
Since I Met Her From The Start
I’m So Proud I Am The Only One
Who Is Special In Her Heart

[Chorus]
The Girl Is Mine
The Doggone Girl Is Mine
I Know She’s Mine
Because The Doggone Girl Is Mine

[2nd Verse (Paul)]
I Don’t Understand The Way You Think
Saying That She’s Yours Not Mine
Sending Roses And Your Silly Dreams
Really Just A Waste Of Time

[Chorus]
Because She’s Mine
The Doggone Girl Is Mine
Don’t Waste Your Time
Because The Doggone Girl Is Mine

[Bridge (Paul)]
I Love You More Than He
(Take You Anywhere)

[Michael]
But I Love You Endlessly
(Loving We Will Share)

[Michael & Paul]
So Come And Go With Me
To One Town

[Michael]
But We Both Cannot Have Her
So It’s One Or The Other
And One Day You’ll Discover
That She’s My Girl Forever And Ever

[3rd Verse (Paul)]
I Don’t Build Your Hopes To Be Let Down
‘Cause I Really Feel It’s Time

[Michael]
I Know She’ll Tell You I’m The One For Her
‘Cause She Said I Blow Her Mind
Chorus (Michael)
The Girl Is Mine
The Doggone Girl Is Mine
Don’t Waste Your Time
Because The Doggone Girl Is Mine

She’s Mine, She’s Mine
No, No, No, She’s Mine
The Girl Is Mine, The Girl Is Mine
The Girl Is Mine, The Girl Is Mine

[Paul]
The Girl Is Mine, (Yep) She’s Mine
The Girl Is Mine, (Yep) She’s Mine

[Michael]
Don’t Waste Your Time
Because The Doggone Girl Is Mine
The Girl Is Mine, The Girl Is Mine

[Paul]
Michael, We’re Not Going To Fight About This, Okay

[Michael]
Paul, I Think I Told You, I’m A Lover Not A Fighter

[Paul]
I’ve Heard It All Before, Michael
She Told Me That I’m Her Forever Lover, You Know, Don’t You Remember

[Michael]
Well, After Loving Me, She Said She Couldn’t Love Another

[Paul]
Is That What She Said

[Michael]
Yes, She Said It, You Keep Dreaming

[Paul]
I Don’t Believe It

[Michael & Paul]
The Girl Is Mine (Mine, Mine, Mine)

[Fade-Out/Repeat]