Posts Tagged ‘swine flu’

Michael Jackson, SARS and Swine Flu

July 2, 2009

I feel like I have to blog about Michael Jackson, since his death and ensuing tributes have become the biggest media whore over the past week, overshadowing more newsworthy stories like Iran, North Korea and the H1N1 flu.  While listening to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”, I discovered that the opening drum beat and melody in the song was borrowed (“sampled”) and used for one of the more unfortunate by-products of the SARS scare from 2003, next to the “Singapore is OK” campaign: the SAR-vivor rap by Phua Chu Kang.  Listen to the opening beat and melody in the video below, and compare to “Rock With You” below.  Coincidence?

And MJ’s “Rock With You”:

I wonder which Michael Jackson song is going to be sampled for the Swine Flu?